Whoa! Yeh kya tha?! Never have I watched an episode with such conflicting emotions. Even as my head was going no! no! no! my heart was going yes! yes! yes! So ab if this review sounds kooky crazy, don’t shuk my sanity – its not me…. bas yeh episode hi kuch aisa tha …
OK, so on to what set my head spinning: Where and how do I begin with all that upset me in this episode? This whole Sania and ‘Sham’s pyaar and shaadi ka chakar …. sorry, couldn’t swallow that one bit. Many people tell me aisa hota hai … waisa hota hai …. and theek hai, I’m not disagreeing that one part or other of this entire drama might have happened to various people at various times at various places, but to have a whole bunch of aisa hota hais strung together and have it all happen to one couple – nope, not buying in to it. The fact that a woman like Sania, who still bears scars from an ages old broken engagement, could allow herself to be so easily persuaded to marry another woman’s husband is just mind boggling to me. Rather than merely mouthing platitudes, why not go make a phone call to Sehrish and tell her to come home and talk it out with her husband. Surely a woman who has just recently suffered through a broken marriage wouldn’t/couldn’t be a willing participant in breaking up another woman’s home? In four months, rather than playing happy houses with ‘Sham, why not look out for alternative places to live and find work? And then when he proposed to her, she pretended to be surprised? One evening to think what she couldn’t think in four months? Really? I also cannot help wondering how she explained her living arrangements to her mother. Surely, by now even if Sania hadn’t, some well-meaning rishtedar or the other would’ve informed Aunty ji about her beti’s state of affairs? If so, didn’t the mother suggest another place to live? The whys hows whats are never ending here for me. Suffice it to say that Sania’s unquestioning acceptance of this whole situation was a huge washout for me.
Even as I am dumbfounded with Sania’s behavior, it is ‘Sham for whom I reserve my greatest ire. Where the heck has this man lost his brain?! Please, somebody help him find it ASAP! Aur agar kahin na miley, just turn to Rumi for advice. The kid has more brains than all the adults put together. How, just how could ‘Sham marry a second time without bothering to inform his first wife? Yes, I get it that his very fragile mardana ego was hurt, but boo hoo…. so much for all this much vaunted mardana pan and mardangi … underneath the sophisticated charming veneer he is exactly like Ali … kya farq hai donon mein? What is the value of a wife to them? As long as she is acquiescent and goes along with her husband’s plans life is good, but the minute she does something to upset the apple cart, bas phir kiya .. either the erring wife is handed a divorce or has to walk in on her hubby romancing his new wife. Wah! Kiya baat hai! On that note, if Sania were to upset ‘Sham any time in the future (horror of horrors stop preparing a lunch tiffin for him perhaps? ) will he dump her as well and go find himself a third wife??
The redeeming quality of this story so far has been that all characters are equally culpable … so even as I am thoroughly ticked off at ‘Sham and Sania, madam Sehrish cannot be forgiven either. Though my heart did go out to her when she walked in on her hubby and his new wife, lets not forget Sehrish’s part in this whole mess. But, no matter what she did, I for one do not think she deserved this. Yes, she was demanding, spoiled, pampered and what not, but again such personalities do not develop in a void. Along with her parents, ‘Sham was equally implicated in nurturing such behavior. More than anybody else he knew her insecurities. Given the way this whole state of affairs has now played out, perhaps she was right to be insecure about her childlessness. We have seen how Rumi held ‘Sham hostage to his whims. One phone call from this child and the man was willing to drop everything and come do his bidding. Would it have been just as easy for ‘Sham to walk away from Sehrish if they had had a child together? Surely a marriage of over seven years deserve a little more consideration than the ease with which ‘Sham dismissed it.
While I was aggravated as heck with all that transpired, I have to say I enjoyed this episode. I hated the whole ‘Sham and Sania track, but loved, loved watching Adeel and Sanam. Most of what they said to each other made zero sense to me, but the sincerity with which they said all those lines made total sense. Similarly, annoyed as I was Sehrish for her past bakwases, I felt for her today. The play of emotions on Aisha’s face, when Sehrish saw ‘Sham and Sania together, was fabulous. In terms of writing, I am disappointed in the way Samira has handled a potentially fantastic story. I had much more hope from Sania and ‘Sham. That said, Yasir Nawaz must get credit for keeping me hooked with the way this implausible scenario played out today. There were some editing issues but overall the narrative flowed well. Rumi’s qubool hai scene was super sweet. It bears reiterating that most of this flimsy premise would have fallen flat on its face if the Bilal hadn’t come through big time. Kudos to Yasir for his able handling of his actors.
At this point I am merely watching this one for Adeel, Sania, Aisha and Bilal. As for ‘Sham, Sania and Sehrish, well lets just say that I am done caring about what happens to them from here on forward.
Written by SZ~