Sigh! Not that we didn’t expect it but it still was rough to see Ali reverting back to type. Gone was the understanding, open-minded spouse and back was the mashriqi hot-headed shohar. Forget about everything that was staring him in the face – Sania was a great mother, a devoted bahu and a supportive wife – all that mattered was his mardana ghairat aur mohaley waley kiya kahenge. Granted there was also the matter of those random texts and Amma khaoon khaoon’s ilzaams, but at the heart of it all lay Ali’s wounded ego – how dare Sania lie to him? How dare his wife rather confide in a child but not trust her husband? The unhappy result: Rumi is now left to wonder when if ever his mother would return.
Agar shuk dil mein aajaye
bharose toot jaate hain ….
Much like Ali, Sehrish too is reeling under the realization that her beloved ‘Sham actually flat out lied to her. So far it had been her laying one unfounded accusation after another on him. But now that there is actual proof, that he did indeed keep the truth from her, she finds herself at a loss. Unlike Sania, who kept trying her best to tell her side of the story to Ali, ‘Sham is unwilling to indulge her. He explained himself once twice thrice… but there is a limit to how much he was willing to bend. The gauntlet has now been thrown. Where do Sehrish and ‘Sham go from here?
Bandhey hain kachi dori se
sabhi rishtey muhabbat key….
Much of the explosion we saw today had been building up steadily over the past few weeks. Maham and Atif’s insidious insinuations to an already vulnerable Sehrish had paved the way for everyday tiffs to grow into what are now beginning to look like irreconcilable differences. What Sehrish did today was inexcusable. Granted it was in the heat of the moment and she is now fearful of the consequences. But can words once spoken ever be taken back? Hopefully this will not be a case of say in haste and repent at leisure.
If Sehrish and ‘Sham had Atif and Maham then Sania and Ali had Amma khaoon khaoon. An adherent of the old school of thought, a saas‘ main aim life was to maintain a hold on her son through maligning her bahu, she left no stone unturned in blackening Sania’s name. For her part, given her past issues and insecurities, Sania was an easy victim. The twist however came when Ali refused to follow Amma ji’s game plan. Like Sehrish, Ali too has his share of insecurities. He was less qualified and jobless. For a mashriqi mard this is was a bitter pill to swallow. Rather than keeping her around as a constant reminder of his shortcomings, he has decided to cut her out of his life. While he’s done what he thought was the manly thing to do, it is Amma khaoon khaoon who, after Rumi, will be one to miss her bahu the most.
The seeds of Shuk have now taken root and grown into a sturdy plant. Will this plant now grow unchecked into a poisonous tree is up to the four people involved. No, actually not just four – there is fifth party here – Rumi. An unwitting victim of the painful games adults play. Is it too late for either of the couples to overlook their heat of the moment arguments, put aside hurt egos, and start afresh? If not for their sake then Rumi ki khatir?
So far Yasir and Samira are doing a great job in keeping us interested in the going-ons here. I just hope this latest twist, Sania at her uncle’s house, does not veer out of control. In an otherwise very somber installment, the funniest moment was when the police showed up at Sania’s house. Lagta hai Karachi ke haalat aur traffic ke saath saath police bhi kuch ziada hi efficient ho gayi hai! And haan, can someone please please go buy some cough syrup for Amma ji??
Overall the episode was beautifully narrated, although I did feel some of those rona dhona moments could have been trimmed. Also continuity needs a little bit more attention. Ayesha Khan’s hairstyles seem to change at a second’s notice. Sanam, Ayesha, Adeel and Jibran all did really well today. I do wish though that Ayesha could tone down her makeup a bit. Of all the actors though, Bilal Khan was once again the hero of the moment. How cute was he when he was ready to leave with Sania, backpack n all?!! *Hugs*
Looking forward to next week!
Written by SZ~