What the what was this episode of Sang-e Mar Mar?!?
And its not just me! Even the saintly Shamim lost it today as she lagaoed one to Shirin – zor se!
Not that I am condoning physical violence and domestic abuse but Shamim, girlfriend, why stop at just one? Sab ko line se laga kar ek ke baad ek … sab ko ek do lagani thi na!
Suffice it to say that the entire khandan went crazy today. A lot happened but I find myself unqualified to shed light on the happenings hence the [not]review. Magar phir bhi have to hand it to them ke itni garbar mein bhi they managed to teach us so much new stuff. Below are a few lessons I picked up in no particular order:
Lesson No. 6
Beating up bhabhis is a genetic beemari. Dekha how Bano has inherited this particular gene from her father? He used to beat up his bhabhi and today she beat hers – bilkul same 2 same. Fazool mein people pray for sons to carry on khandani riwayat.
Moral of the story: Betis are neither bekar nor a bojh – they can do everything just as well.
Lesson No. 5
Don’t ever think parhai likhai can teach anyone anything. All this time I was laboring under the delusion that education helped make you a better person, help develop an open mind, look beyond the obvious … sab ghalat! Bilkul ghalat!
Aurang ko dekha tha na? Apna parha likha shehri babu Aurang? Not one peep out of him while Bano continued to beat on Shirin. So much for sending children to schools – koi zaroorat nahin.
Moral of the story: Appreciate how subtly drama serials are teaching us to save time and money.
Lesson No. 4
When looking for friends always seek an idiot like Shirin. Bas then you are all set and can coast through life. Don’t EVER worry about ever facing the consequences of your wrongdoings. Such is the power of a bakri jaisi bewaqoof BFF that nobody is ever going to find your old love letters or any such thing… beshak sanbhal ke rakho. Others around will suffer incesantly magar you will get everything good life has to offer including our dramas’ version of a jackpot – an Allah miyan ki gaye type shauhar.
Moral of the story: Choose friends wisely, bas phir mazey hi mazey.
Lesson No. 3
You can be a bully, a sood khor, a religious hypocrite, make promises you cannot keep, be physically abusive, even commit a murder, matlab ke kuch bhi kar lo... sab chalta hai as long as you confess every so often, talk to your reflection in the mirror, and look appropriately contrite. Nobody will ever ask for accountability. Case in point Gulistan Khan. Kuch bhi kar lein magar izzat sab un ki aisey karte hain jaise doodh se dhuley hue hon. After all un becharon ne maafi mang li hai na. Moral of the story: Always keep your forgiveness game on point.
Lesson No. 2
Its all about the shaadi. No matter what the problem it doesn’t matter. Marriage, my friends, is the be all and end all of life. Take Aurang for instance. He went away to study, had dreams of building a school and what not… but when push came to shove what is his first instinct? Yes! Shaadi to Palwasha. Matlab ke marriage was the only way he could think of to counter Da ji’s plans? Not convinced yet? OK, let’s talk about Torah? He feels sorry for Shirin, is reminded of his mother’s plight… and his solution to her problem? But of course, shaadi!
Moral of the story: Jab bhi aap kisi mushkil mein hon jaldi se figure out who you can marry. Sab masley khatam!
And now.. drum roll please!
Let’s give it up for the most important overall lesson that Sang-e Mar Mar has taught us. Matlab ke aisa sabaq ke bas soch hai aap ki… If you dont follow this one then you and only you will be responsible for the consequences.
Lesson No. 1
Never, and I mean never ever, let your children, particularly those in the 6-8 year age bracket, anywhere near a mor pankh. Let them never know that peacocks exist or that they have feathers. In fact best that you never mention the M word in their vicinity. If ever there is a peacock documentary airing on National Geographic or some such foran send them to their rooms. Always check their backpacks. Kiya pata some silly friend might have given them one as a gift. Why am I asking you to be so careful? Well, if after 27 weeks you don’t get it tau phir tau you need more help than these lessons can ever offer.
So… these, my friends, were only a few of the anmol ratans I have picked up from Sang-e Mar Mar. There have been so many many many more – bas serial hi kuch aisi dhamakedar hai– but my pea-sized brain can only process so much. I now look to you to pen the rest in your comments below.
Written by SZ~