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~