Ishq Murshid – Without realizing it, the irritation that Shibra felt at Fazal Baksh is now turning into care and dependence. Maybe the friend she needed, someone she could count on to bridge the gap between herself, Suleiman Sahib, Sukaina and her mother – Fazal Baksh is turning out to be that person. Shahmeer, though your game is going strong for now, what will happen when the truth about Fazal Baksh comes out?
A big shout out to director Farooq Rind for giving us cute scene inserts as dream sequences between Fazal Baksh and Shibra, throughout the episodes of Ishq Murshid, to keep the audience hooked to the story and give them a dose of romance that is often missing in dramas. This is a very interesting and unique approach to adding in romance even before the romance has begun.
Shibra’s Stance Softens
Shibra is finally coming around to Fazal Baksh. Helping someone’s family is a sure shot way of earning their respect and positive opinion. Fazal Baksh has been doing just that and he is finally able to get Shibra’s attention in a positive way. Also, since the family seems to be divided into two groups and both groups are so firm about their views, they needed a neutral person to facilitate things. Fazal Baksh has turned out to be that person.
Also, when we are in trouble, often we need a person whom we believe is genuine and whom we can trust. Shibra knows Fazal Baksh can be a “Jhalla” but he is honest at heart so he is the person she is turning to now when her family is in trouble, and things are getting out of hand. He is becoming that friend, that confidante she needs. Well let’s see, how far will a relationship go that started with sandwiches and 20 thousand rupees … 🙂
We enjoyed Shibra’s call to Fazal Baksh as much as Shahmeer, especially when she offered him money.
Fazal Baksh’s Relationship Dynamics
It is definitely endearing to see how Fazal Baksh has a relationship with each member of the family. He calmed down Sukaina and became the friend that Shibra couldn’t be, he became the son that is giving strength to Suleiman Sahib and of course he had won the mother’s heart from day one.
Sukaina & Shahmeer
Sukaina’s conversation with Shahmeer was touching. The way she explained her relationship with Zohaib and how disappointed she was with her relationships sounded relatable and true to life – perhaps what many girls feel when people they trust are not there for them.
A Strange World
In today’s world it seems odd that someone like Shibra would fall in love with someone like Fazal Baksh. It is not about being poor or belonging to a different social status, it is about personality, education, and mental compatibility. We wish Fazal Baksh was shown to be a “mast maula kind of person” but with education and background that made sense, so it is more believable when Shibra falls in love with him. He could be the same fun, emotional person and a clerk but educated and clever; not visiting a Peer sahib to solve Sukaina’s problem.
Shahmeer kidnapping Zohaib and his mother was what we all wanted after all that she did with Sukaina. The scene was funny and made one smile. Shahmeer Sikander is that character who will not hesitate to use his power and status to get what he wants. Hence, he made no attempt to hide his real name when he threatened Zohaib and his mother. He wanted to make sure they know who they are dealing with, so they dare not retaliate.
Shahmeer tells his father that he had returned because of a bad dream about him, and his father actually believes him. And funnily, though the son is concerned about his father, he only spends a moment with him and is off doing his own thing soon after. Can we request for better story twists and turns? Fantasy doesn’t mean we can add in anything, anywhere, all at once, just to get to point B from point A.
We are trying to find out if that was supposed to be funny, but we missed it? Share your views with us. “Butter pey toast luga do”. Again, was this supposed to be funny? But then the situation was serious, so it didn’t make sense. Maybe, the editor, director and the actors can be more conscious of their dialogues, because it took away from the sober moment that scene was supposed to represent.