When I have to watch an episode two/three times, because my mind is on everything but the screen, then it is pretty obvious know that the once beloved serial is no more all that. It is with great afsos that I have to say that I am now officially bored with this ver. 2.0 of Sang-e Mar Mar. Kahan gaya woh intelligent serial aur kahan gayi woh nuanced and textured kahani?
Are the creatives of this show that much out of ideas that we have to sit through long-winded scenes of a grown woman sobbing her eyes out -crying about about her toota hua dil and wasted life – all because of what an eight year boy once said to her?? If ever there was a chalta phirta hua ishtihar for drama-women needing serious hobbies to occupy their farigh dimaghs, Shirin is it! Bibi please go get a life! Eight year olds do not do gehri gehri baatein and a randomly gifted mor pankh does not a nikah ka w’ada constitute!
Yes, I am really really annoyed after today’s episode. This whole Shirin-Aurang-Palwasha-mor pankh scenario .. taubah! All I can say is that Aurang is a bigger better person than I can ever aspire to be. He actually continued offering explanations… I would’ve turned around and walked out right at the beginning of the bachpan ki muhabbat ki kahani. Moral of the story: Eight year olds should not be watching Pakistani dramas and must be kept busy – read really really busy.
And if that wasn’t enough then we got a very simple end to Pari’s pregnancy. Like really?? She swore on the Quran and her baby died – bas foran?! If this is how justice is being meted out in Sang-e Mar Mar land tau going by this fast and furious logic Torah, Gulistan Khan, Durkhaney… all should’ve been struck dead a long while ago.
One of the biggest attractions of Sang-e Mar Mar had been that none of these characters were saints … all had done their fair share of flirting with the dark side, some more than flirt. Then why pick on Pari to make her the blackest of all? Us ne aisa kaunsa ziada bura kiya? Going by this logic, why hasn’t Durkhane yet slipped on the sang-e mar mar ka shiny farsh in her house – the same house where she is happily exchanging cheesy romantic lines with her shohar sahab? Isn’t it her idiocy that started this whole mess?
Beyond these two tracks, Torah and Gulistan Khan too had their moments together but I am now at the point where all I want is for the story to end. I get that all this shaadi business is intended to tighten the net and tie everything together in a neat bundle, but the problem is that the said net now has been dragged so much that it has developed big gaping holes, and my interest in this story has fallen through one of those holes.
The precap promises a catfight between Bano and Shirin but after all those previous instances I have learnt to not take anything at face value. For all we know this could be just another one of Shirin’s day dreams … or maybe now it’s Bano’s turn – has she too has caught her bhabhi’s beemari? Or is it Palwasha or may be Aurang’s day dream? Who know and who cares … agle hafte dekh lenge …
So yeah, my dil has become like sang-e mar mar – cold and unfeeling – towards this serial and I have no insights nothing meaningful to share. What about you all? Looking forward to your take!
Written by SZ~