Teri Raza ~ Episode 10 Review

Right from the get go it was clear that Teri Raza was not going to set the world on fire. Nope, this was not the serial to watch if one were looking for something hatke. A slapdash concoction of mangled religious traditions, conventional social drama fare and freehand cut paste from various movies, this one was never about the story. Sarmad Khoosat and Sanam Baloch are fabulous as Imtiaz and Suhana, a newly married couple trying to adjust to each others’ foibles, and it was the various tender moments between the two that made this my weekly must-watch. Take the Suhana-Imtiaz scenes out of the equation, however, and the serial resembled a day old deflated balloon. And this is exactly what happened with this latest installment of Teri Raza, a much ado about nothing that nobody cares about.

Today’s episode trained the spotlight squarely on Rameez. Had this character been written and executed with any kind of finesse the plot twist today would’ve made maybe (?) some (?) sense, but afsos. None of us can see what Suhana sees in Rameez, but chalo let’s give her the benefit of doubt ke bechari na samajh bacchi hai, magar Suhana ki amma ko kiya fascination hai Rameez se? Can someone please explain why Talat aunty keeps dragging Rameez back into the picture? Matlab ke hadd hi ho gayi?? And then all that followed: The two moms screaming at each other, Rameez screaming at all and sundry, fake heart attacks, Suhana screaming at the driver, Suhana and Seema baji screaming at each other, police case, FIR, possible suicide attempt … Can someone please pass me my migraine pills?

Where, how, when and why did a gharelu istikhara story turn into a comedy/thriller/suspense are questions beyond my dukhtey dimagh’s comprehension. Going by today and the precap it seems like the scene is being set for even more unbelievably impossibly silly twists. If the next episode is anything like today’s then this may well be my adieu. Allah hafiz, Imtiaz … tumhara tau bas ab Allah hi hafiz hai.

What did you all think of today’s episode and this turn of events?

Written by SZ~

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  1. SZ – your review makes me feel sorry for us i.e. Audiences who watch this drama.

    I have yet to watch today’s episode and plan to see it soon, may be over the weekend.

    Since I know the ending, current turns of events may be taking us in that direction.

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  2. SZ, like you very difficult to muster up enthusiasm for this serial after this episode. Where on earth is it going– other than making the audience actively dislike almost every character except for Imtiyaz, Seema baji and Manzoora. This was an epic episode showcasing everyone’s misbehavior; and the very worst was reserved for Suhana. Who screams at their mother like that? Very disappointing. I wonder where you found the strength to actually review it?
    AS- everyone keeps hinting that the ending is Suhana getting together with Rameez. I still had this little hope that it is untrue, but after today, like Rhett Butler, ” Frankly my dear, I don’t care”

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    • Molly-i saw the episode and just one word-WORST.

      Can you believe Imtiaz also directed Humsafar and now he is part of this mess.

      Suhana’ mom does not trust her. Suhana does not trust her mom. Aap ko court k chakkar lagva dungi and i felt like saying – Tauba.. We all have been taken for a ride.

      There can’t be a better response than as you rightly said – i don’t care

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    • @Molly: Epic is the right way to describe a disaster of such proportions …
      Re; the review: suffice it to say this is my shortest review ever but took me the longest. My incentive to write was to see if you all were as equally disturbed. Not like dusasters havent happened before. but this has set a whole new record, and that too in not a good way :/

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  3. This episode was so dumb. That I can’t manage to say anything more eloquent about just how dumb it was is a sign that you’re a much better person than I am, SZ. Hats off to you.

    Honestly, what a train wreck!

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  4. Hey SZ
    You said it , migraine pills required after watching the silly mother’s yelling .
    Suhana and Rameez deserve each other , they are both selfish , immature and foolish .
    Imtiaz , buddy , kahan phas gaye ? Nikal lo before it’s too late 😜
    Manzoora is the most sensible person in this drama followed by Seema.
    And someone please tell me how in the world did Rameezs CV end up in Imtiazs company , I didn’t know one could apply for jobs on their friends behalf ? ? And that silly friend never even bothered to inform rameez , hey I’ve applied for you so you might get a call 😨
    I feel so sorry for Imtiaz!!!

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    • @Deeba: Sab hi kuch ajeeb sa hai yahan .. so hard to find any logic here. And Imtiaz is crazy too …who gives jobs to such obvious twits , and what is his authority to hand out jobs to random ppl? Its not like hes the owner of the company or anything .. agar aisay hi jobs baant raha hai tau mujhe bhi dila de .. clearly there is no quailfication reqd in this office :/

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  5. SZ, I’m saying goodbye to this drama because this is an impossible watch. At the moment, there are so many “what” and “why” questions in my head – what did I just watch? What made Sanam say yes to this show? Why did anyone think this episode would make any sense even in the make-believe world of Teri Razaa? Arrghh…

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    • @VZ: Its not just you … its gonna be a collective goodbye… it was silly to begin with but now with the small moments gone as well I dont think anybodys interested any more.

      Haha! If only somebody had thought even half that much 😉

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  6. SZ your review n all comments above are literally my dil ki awaz. Such a nonsense epi.. ishq itna lalu aur jaahil bhi hota he aj pata chala.. the way suhana spoke to her mother n bechari saas how excitingly she was telling beti ki aamad n ths girl was meanest ever.. oh n to give rameez such imp they edited out precap scene between Imtiaz n sitara aunty.. i was waiting for tht scene till end..
    Not taking more this serial seriously.. like Molly has commented apt .. i dont care

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  7. This question isn’t specific to this episode, though it’s somewhat relevant to how Suhana and Rameez are written on this show.

    Why are so many lead characters in these dramas only children? Often, the lack of siblings means these characters never have anyone to rely on other than their parents (and sometimes not even that) and they almost always have questionable judgment with respect to their friends, in the rare instances the writers allow the leads to have friends. Wouldn’t having a sibling on the scene help with character development and narrative?

    In this case, if Suhana had a sister who could smack her upside the head and explain life to her, wouldn’t she be better off? Wouldn’t the show be richer for it?

    One of the things that made shows like ZGH or Silvatein so interesting was that all the characters had siblings. With Kashaf and Zaroon, for example, whatever else they were, we at least knew they were good, caring siblings, right? Similarly, nobody in SeMM is an only child, and all the siblings really care for each other, warts and all. In a fictional world where the parents are often not that great, a sibling would be the perfect foil, no?

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    • @RK: The simple answer to your very relevant question is logistics, the practicality of drama production.

      Even if the writer writes in siblings or extended families they are told to cut down on the number of characters because there arent enough actors going around for these roles. If its a Sanam Baloch show you wont find too many actresses willing to play an essentially nothing role. ZGH had the siblings because it was Sultana Siddiqui’s drama (the head honcho at HUM) and not many actors could say no to her, so she was able to get good enough actors for bit parts. You cant have a nobody playing FK’s sis or one of Sanam’s sisters.. nobody would buy that ..Humsafar the novel had two (?) younger sisters for Ashar, whom he got married first then got married to Khirad later, hence their age difference, but even his siblings were cut off from the drama …

      Another point is that with so many dramas beig produced these days, there is a real issue with trying to find character actors to play even the basic mother/father parts, forget abt siblings …As one insider told me recently its so much easier to get dates from lead actors since they do select projects, its the character actors who have no time at all … so ab maa baap nahin milte tau behen bhai tau door ki baat hai …and doston ka tau koi sawal hi paida nahin hota ..

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      • Ah, interesting. I didn’t realize this was because of a supply-demand issue for character roles. That makes a lot more sense than just blaming poor writing for the lack of siblings on these shows. Apologies!

        I used to joke that there were only 20 actors in Britain which is why every British show always featured the same group of actors, and now that I’ve watched a few Pakistani dramas, I feel like I’m seeing a lot of the same faces over and over again.

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  8. Can I just comment on one more thing? Talat was front and center in this episode, but I honestly couldn’t focus on anything she was saying or doing because I was so distracted by her clothes! In one scene, she was wearing this floral print kurta with bell sleeves and bows, and it was like Little Bo Peep had wandered off her meadow and into Karachi somehow. 😉

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    • Haha! Ek kiyon dus cheezon par comment karo! I think as the trauma from yesterday starts to subside we will have many more things to say about what all transpired in the 10th ep 😀

      Yes!!! Wth was that!!

      And on wth things, did anyone notice the none of the clocks, on that clock wall, were in sync?? Why the why would you have a) so many clocks, an b) all out of sync??

      Also Seema baji was wearing a green shirt when she came to pick up Suhana, that shirt tirned purple while in the car, and then went back to green when the came to that beach house – which btw looked nothing like any beach house Ive ever seen …

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    • Hahah RK… your comment gave me a good laugh and also @SZ your comment on other thread k it should have been named as Talat ki Raza had me in fits🤣🤣

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    • @Kanta: Hi! Lovely to hear from you on this thread 🙂 Bas yar .. come join us in the group hug 😦
      Afsos is about all we can do at this point … It was bad, we knew that, but hadn’t expected it to derail quite as soon and quite in such disastrous a fashion…
      Re: continuing, I hear you .. I’ll check this week and see where it goes.. :/

      I know this was a disaster but do check out other stuff … would love for you to join us regularly, chahey khushi chahey ghum – the more the merrier 🙂

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  9. @All: I wont be reviewing this one this week, but I suspect many of us will tune in just to check on Imtiaz ki khair khariyat .. so, please know this thread is open and you are welcome to share your thoughts abt the new eps here 🙂

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  10. Thanks! SZ.. ..yes.. Imtiaz’s character is really impressive…love this site.. just chanced upon few days back.. and loved your review on ZGH… in fact started.. Diyar-e-dill… I am hooked on to Pakistani dramas.. and why not .. we share the same culture….

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    • @Kanta: So glad you are enjoying your stay here – hum bas aisey hi hain .. discuss everything to death and to the minutest detail 🙂

      Would love to know what you think of DeD when you are done .. if you read through the reviews youll see how our views on it changed as we went through the serial. Mind you though it was a hot favorite among viewers and possibly the most popular serial since ZGH.

      Sure, I hear you … its just like how we Pakistanis are hooked to Bollywood.. same 2 same bilkul 😀

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      • Yeah. @SZ, love all your reviews.. you write so beautifully. its an absolute delight to read them.. did you start blogging reviews as a hobby, Its so commendable, you put in so much effort in these. and you respond to everyone’s comments.. I am so sorry , could not reply earlier… its just gets so busy at times…As and when I get a chance planning to read reviews….

        Loved Ded..in fact now after FK, I am a fan of OKB… planning to start Aunn Zaara next weekend…But the actor who played Agha jan, really impressed me..loved him ..hats off to him..This was the best character in this show…and the location and the house.. just beautiful…Liked Mikaal Z. , Arjumand .. Sanam S. was okay though…

        Thanks to one video suggestion of Kashaf- Zaroon scene on youtube .. I am hooked on to these beautiful shows…

        On Teri Raza, no hopes though.. this just not click with me… especially confused Suhana, Suhana’s illogical Mom, I think she is the one who has pushed her more towards Rameez… She just irritates me…I hope Suhana realizes her mistake at some point and come backs to Imtiaz..

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        • @Kanta: This blog just turned 5, so ab after all this time its no longer a hobby, more like a commitment and a responsibility I take seriously 🙂 And no worries about time, we all have commitments that need time and attn, so its all good..

          Abid Ali, the grandfather in DeD, is a very senior and a brilliant actor. The house is actually a fancy resort hotel.

          Yes, TR has gone off track pretty badly :/

          Please do join us on other threads .. there are quite a few other current dramas I am reviewing these days 🙂

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          • @SZ,Wow, thats nice..

            Yes, Abid Ali was fabulous. I loved the location.. the lake.. very picturesque I so wish to visit Pakistan one day…..

            Yes, sure will join, what are the other shows you would suggest.,.like not too much rona-dhona.. halka-phulka- types..

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            • Halka phulka types are diff to find these days…you can browse through the reviews and see of theres anythig that strikes your fancy. Ty some telefilms, I reviewed a couple recently- Pyar Ki Love Story Ladies Tailor, Darzi Ki Marzi … Among serials, O Rungreza is popular these days ..
              Among older serials, try Aunn Zara ..

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            • SZ, for people like Kanta and I, and I am sure many others, who have taken very recently to watching television dramas, I wish you would have a star rating system for all the now-off-air-dramas. That would be a great help in finding out what to watch.

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            • @Molly: I could but the problem is that it is all so individual. There are so many shows that were crowd pleasers but didnt rate high in my view (ZGH, DeD) or vice versa (Numm). It is best to perhaps read through a couple of threads of dramas that look and sound interesting on yt etc, and then decide…

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    • Haha! Not quite a train wreck, especially as this episode did have a significant amount of Sarmad in it, thus making all of #TeamImtiaz happy, lol.

      But the promo for the next episode has disaster written all over it, no?

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    • @Molly You are so right. Let us urge SZ to do its review in case she is watching YKS 🙂

      Along with the drama, comments of Fandom on YouTube and Twitter (Author Farhat shares many) are fun to read.

      Like a fan said about recent episode, already watched 4 times!

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  11. This is my third attempt at writing this comment. Fingers crossed.

    Here’s a list of dramas I’ve seen sort of broken up by category.

    Hat ke (serious/heavy subject matter)

    Pehchaan (Iffat Omer, Alishba Yousuf)
    Ullu Baraye Farokht Nahi (Noman Ijaz, Irsa Ghazal, etc)
    Sang-e-mar mar (Noman Ijaz, Sania Saeed)

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  12. Ugh. I posted the comment before I was ready!

    Anyway, trying again!

    Hat ke:
    Pehchaan (Iffat Omer, Alishba Yousuf)
    Ullu Baraye Farokht Nahi (Noman Ijaz, Irsa Ghazal, etc)
    Sang-e-mar mar (Sania Saeed, Noman Ijaz)
    Pinjra (Samina Ahmed, Hassan Niazi)
    Numm (Fawad Khan, Sania Saeed)
    Saanp Seerhi (Samina Peerzada, Anoushey Ashraf)

    Romantic/Rom-com:
    Aunn Zara (Osman Khalid Butt, Maya Ali)
    Jackson Heights (ensemble)
    Coke Kahani (ensemble)
    Kuch Pyaar ka Pagalpan (Fawad Khan, Ayesha Khan, Mikaal Zulfiqar, Sanam Baloch)
    Zindagi Gulzar Hai (Sanam Saeed, Fawad Khan)
    Humsafar (LOL!)
    Khamoshiyan (Sania Saeed, Noman Ijaz, Faisal Rahman)

    Experimental/Telefilm/Long play/Short Series:
    Ao Kahani Buntay Hain (Noman Ijaz, Sania Saeed, Sarmad Khoosat, etc)
    Ab Tum Ja Saktey Ho (Humayun Saeed, Sania Saeed)
    Putli Ghar (Nadia Jamil, Sania Saeed)
    Ladies Tailor (Kaif Ghaznavi)
    Jashn ka Din Hai (ensemble)

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    • @RK,
      Thanks so much for the suggestions with different categories.. Thanks again…. This will surely keep my weekends busy… I have started Aunn Zaara.. and it is a blast… Love the show already….

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  13. I haven’t seen that many shows, and I don’t claim to know or have any insight like SZ does. I also agree that star ratings aren’t especially helpful. But the above could be a running list people can add to, maybe?

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    • @Molly: Apologies, my response to you is still sitting in the drafts folder :/

      But now thanks to @RK: you have a good working list to start off ………. I think there are other similar listings in the DBuzz threads .. but as I had you will end up ffwding here and there and not all of us have similar things so trial them …
      There is also

      Talkhiyan (adaptation of God of Small Things) – reviewed
      Mora Piya – reviewed
      Daam – an older serial, one of Sanam Baloch’s early serials
      Tamasha Mere Aagay (telefilm) – reviewed
      Shehr-e Zaat – reviewed
      Preet Na Kariyo Koi (Hira Mani & Rehan Sheikh & Ahsan Khan) – reviewed
      Paani Jaisa Pyar (dir, Sarmad Khoosat, starring Saba Q, Ahsan Khan & Mikaal Z)

      Thanks, @RK for helping out Molly. Btw, JH in the rom-com section? hain hayen?? 😉

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    • @SZ, I liked some initial episodes and watched religiously until 9 and then could not watch the crap anymore.. yesterday , out of curiosity I watched episode 14 .. and must say… what an utter headache -inducing episode it was… may be the writer wants to show how the cheaters behave with their partners. and how they get away with anything..but how long… Suhana somehow does not get it.. as the behavviour like this will destroy her and feel bad for Imtiaz..

      That’s true.. Suhana deserves a jerk like Rameez and not Imtiaz as this article states…

      Looks like she will elope with Rameez and then his true nature will come forth , by the time , it will be too late for Suhana… she would have lost the gem like Imtiaz….and she will have to spend her life in repentance….

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      • @Kanta TeriRaza is almost absurd these days. One probable ending is – Rameez and Suhana live happily thereafter once Suhana breaks away from Imtiaz

        The actor Imtiaz, he is also director of drama Humsafar. Suhana has done many good dramas before.

        This one may be among her worst. @SZ aap batain

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      • @Kanta: LOL! I havent yet watched this latest episode -an d after reading all these comments I think I will save it for a day when I am really bored :p

        P.S. Do check out the short film Rishta for sale that I posted a couple days ago … I think you’ll enjoy it 🙂

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    • Hi Neeru, Yaar, this drama has gotten so crazy that even a recap (which I never do in any case) is beyond me. That said, I do have a post in the works where I share my observations and impression abt what we are seeing unfold on our screens.. give me a couple of days 🙏🏼aap apna in-depth comment taiyar rakhen 😊

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  14. No, not tears of despair, it was an emotional response to Imtiyaz’s character. That guy has outdone himself-must watch it and let me know what you think.

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    • Yes , you are right , Imtiaz is a gem and he certainly deserves someone better .
      Suhana is a spoiled brat and extremely annoying too .I was appalled when she said , mein ne to kuch nahin kiya !!!
      She deserves rameez , both delusional brats.

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