Finally, Sherry’s heinous truth is out, and Aleezay has taken the action that all of us have been wanting her to take in Jaisay Aapki Marzi. Natasha stays true to her character, telling Sherry he is not wrong and must not compromise on anything. We wish the drama had shown how a girl can get out of a relationship with a narcissistic person without the angle of a first wife.
A Gap In Storytelling
While we finally see Aleezay take the decision to go with her parents, it boggles us why would she or anyone from her family, not try to investigate the allegation further? Why wouldn’t they try to uncover more and find some connection to discover the truth. They didn’t even try to make an effort to go beyond Shaina’s story.
Shaina’s outburst focused on what happened to her without explaining exactly, in detail, what Sherry had done to her, for it to be a wakeup call for Aleezay. Simply because then, this makes Sherry’s argument hold some value; that what happened between Shaina and Sherry was perhaps because they couldn’t work things out, and that can happen with any couple. If she had addressed Sherry’s narcissism rather than just saying that “shadi is important, but not at the risk of your entire life”, then Aleezay could have realized how Sherry has been playing the same game of mental and emotional abuse.
Supporting Abuse Starts At Home
Natasha and her father represent the harsh and sad reality of how family supports an abuser and becomes complicit in the abuse. Staying silent like Sherry’s father and letting another woman’s life get ruined also makes one accountable. Natasha on the other hand, is shamelessly pushing the agenda that Sherry hasn’t done anything wrong.
We are so glad that Aleezay’s mother has finally realized that Sherry is not all that she thought him to be and is supporting Aleezay. It also made a difference that Aleezay finally took a stand for herself. But unfortunately, the parents, instead of trying to sort out the situation in a way that Aleezay is not alienated from them, continue to lay direct attacks on Sherry and expect Aleezay to just follow their lead. They needed to understand that Aleezay is confused and emotionally attached to Sherry, they should have employed some logic, uncovered some proof, to convince her gradually.
Aleezay’s mother explaining away her dependence on Sherry as a weakness, a desire for a luxurious lifestyle, was really uncalled for and a disappointing dialogue. In fact, it was not needed at all.
More Believably Fleshed Out Characters?
Aleezay’s reaction while heart-breaking, was also not relatable. The drama has not shown her to be so mentally and emotionally weak that she would collapse or cry for her mother to be called. Just by virtue of assumption that something bad is happening to this character, we cannot be expected to accept any odd reaction and feel sorry – one must feel sympathy for her and understand her reactions just as deeply and clearly as one feels rage towards Sherry.
To pick up the scene, Aleezay, almost in comic manner, turns around suddenly and tells Sherry she will not stay with him anymore. “Hum middle class log zaroor hain. Kuch Zameer kay sabaq hum ney perhay hain, jo tum logon ko perhaye hi nahin gaye”. Well, the drama fails to show that narcissism is not related to class or consciousness. It is beyond all that. We wonder if she is upset because Sherry lied to her or has, she really comprehended how he was abusing and torturing her? Why would Aleezay stay silent and not say anything when Sherry’s guard were beating up Ahmer? Can she really not see the problem with this?
Ramza’s Response Was On Point
Ramza’s stance telling Ahmer that he should have confirmed the news or investigated more before telling everyone made sense. But to be fair, Ramza should have also not reacted so hastily and confront Sherry without doing some research on her own. Where was Meerab in all this drama? We wish the characters of Jaisay Aapki Marzi wouldn’t just disappear suddenly from scenes.