Wanting to have their cake and eating it too….
Never has this idiom sounded as true as it did while I watched ‘Sham, Sania and Sehrish go completely nuts in this latest episode of Shuk. Kiya tha bhai yeh? Teenon ek se ek barh kar ek … arrey yaar jis ko jis ke saath rehna hai raho … bas ab hamein bakhsh do!
I had given up on finding any meaning in the story a few episodes ago, but after today’s installment I am ready to wash my hands of these characters as well. Up until last week I was quite on board with the very human frailties of these three very real and relatable people, but after this latest episode I think I am ready for this drama to come to an end. I have no clue where Samira is going with this story or how far Yasir intends to push the envelope here, but the rate at which things are progressing there seems to be no end to this pal mein tola pal mein masha change of heart that every character seems to be going through. Who loves whom and how much and who fell out of love when and who was with whom when and who held whose hand when and who will end up whom …. seriously, now my head is spinning and I can’t take it anymore!
Exasperated as I am with all the bleating that went on today – ab-tau-aadat-si-ho-gayi-hai-mujhe-har-do-minute- baad-Australia- jaaney-ki dhamki-deney-ki Sania, boo-hoo-I’m-such-a-baby-I-can’t-deal-with-life-without-holding-mommy’s-oops-a-conveniently-available-wife’s-hand ‘Sham, and I-couldn’t-live-with-my-husband-when-I-suspected-him-of-having-an-affair-but-now-that-I-know-of-his-second-marriage-I-can’t-live-without-him Sehrish – the reason I am still watching is largely due to Yasir & Samira’s handling of an implausible story line and the actors who are performing their roles ever so magnificently. The conviction with which Sania believes that she is the victim, the sincerity with which ‘Sham portrays himself as the victim as he explains his side of the story to Sehrish, or the unexpected spine that Sehrish shows when she decides to stop playing victim and put Sania in her place, all were beautifully executed sequences that would have fallen flat with less capable actors. The fact that we love these characters one week and hate them the very next episode speaks to the skill of these actors and kudos to Yasir for keeping all their performances tightly in check. Adeel Husain, Aisha Khan and Sanam Saeed all deserve a huge round of applause for making their now crazy characters come alive with so much nuance and texture.
Where these three characters go from here is anybody’s guess, but jahan bhi jaana hai aur jis ki bhi saath jana hai, please jaldi jao …. don’t think I can put with three/four weeks more of their flipping flopping. Its been a fun ride so far, please do not spoil this by dragging it – allow this one to end sooner rather than later.
Written by SZ~