These 5 scenes from last night’s episode of Mein were, you could say, saying a lot, and leaving us with a loads to think about. So head on below to find out which ones!
As our dramas are by the looks of it, really striving to steer away from the old and toxic, we are enjoying the wonderful bits and moments they leave behind that stay with us well the episode is over. They often shed light on matters that depict relatable instances in society, the challenges, sentiments, relationships of all despite their caste, creed and status.
Mein as we guessed it rightly, is the story revolving around people’s “mein” or in other words, their ego, selfishness, narcissism. The story of Mubashira and Zaid, two strong headed individuals lucky or unlucky in love (yet to be seen), have crossed paths and take us along on their brazen journey of facing personal troubles, family pressures and strains along with battling their “Mein” Directed by Badar Mahmood and written by Zanjabeel Asim Shah, the drama is produced under the banner of Big Band Entertainment and airs on ARY Digital. The ensemble cast includes, Ayeza Khan, Wahaj Ali, Azeekah Daniel, Usman Peerzada, Shehzad Nawaz, Aijaz Aslam, Agha Mustafa, Nameer Khan, Sabeena Syed, Alizay Rasool, Rohi Ghazali and Shiza Khan.
As the story develops and the plot thickens, last night’s episode offered us quite a few pause-and-think moments. Some that helped us feel for the characters, some that resonated, and some that were warming to the heart. Here are those 5 moments:
1. A Friendship We Can All Hope For In Life
When Asif and Jaffar are sitting in the latter’s office, Asif brings up Rayyan and his plans, he then goes on to tell Jaffar how Kashmala likes Rayyan and what he thinks of the match…while also understanding how their friendship comes first and how he heart-warmingly says: “nevertheless you have the right to refuse, I trust you, tumharay kisi bhi decision say humary personal ya business relation impact nae hoga, koi asar nae parega” It was great to see a progressive approach to friendship and not mixing your friends and children’s relations in Pakistani dramas for once! Although on that note, congratulations are in order now that Kashmala and Rayyan’s rishta is pakka.
2. A Resonance With Rayyan
When Jaffar announces the news of his match to his son, he seems to be in shock and disbelief, wondering if his dad is serious but Rayyan pleads “jahan pay shaadi ka zikar ata hai, I can’t be serious and these words like relationships, commitment, they ll haunt me. Phir ghar mai jo examples hain, tou mai kya kero?” He points towards how his father left his mom and then how Mubashira and Mohib’s marriage played out. It’s probably struck a resonant chord with many who would have seen similar situations played out in their households and in their journeys become averse to the idea of marriage. It’s no secret as to how our surroundings and the relationships we see with those near and dear to us impact us and form our opinions and ideas. So kudos to the makers for magnifying these prevalent issues.
3. A Brother’s Love & Protection
It was particularly touching when Ayra’s brother while appreciating his sister for her job confirmation reminded her of his brotherly presence, love, and safety. He tells her: “Tum par hamara haq bhi hai aur tum hamara farz bhi hou, job karnay ka maqsad har gaz yeh nae hai kay tum ghar mai financial contribution kero. Job tou mainay isliye karnay de kay yeh tumhara shoq tha, isliye nae kay tum ghar ka kharcha uthao” He celebrates his sister’s joy and her successes with no expectations of her to pitch in for the household expenses but rather, for her to enjoy what she is doing and for her to do as she pleases, what a refreshing change of narratives on our screens.
4. Bhabhi-Nand Relations In A Positive Light
Albeit the fact the relationship suffers from its tumultuous twists and turns, we appreciated the positive portrayal of nand-bhabhi relationships, as opposed to the stereotypical negativity hammered on between the two in our dramas. It’s always scheming, hurting and plotting against each other but in last night’s episode when Ayra places her pay in the hands of her Bhabhi saying: Apka mujh pay haq hai, Agar ami zinda hoti tou mai tab bhi aisa karti, tankhwa laa kay Bhabhi kay hath mai rakhti, bhabi nay na sirf mera behen ke tarha but maa ke tarha bhi khayal rakha hai” It sheds a light on how a sisterly or even a harmonious relationship is quite possible between the two.
5. Father-Daughter Moments & The Realities Of Marriage
There is a rather cute moment when Jaffar comes to Mubashira to compensate for having breakfast without her, he goes on to indirectly and rather adorably convince her to have dinner together, making it up to his daughter. While Mubashira at that moment, for once, calmly opens up and shares her feelings with her father, we love the comfort level shown between this father-daughter duo. It is in that scene that Mubashira’s dialogue: “Jou Miyan Biwi ka rishta hota haina, usay 4 diwari kay andar miyan biwi hee jantay hain” left an impact on us. This is universally applicable and maybe even more so in our society, Many put up a facade, and many pretend to showcase a picture of their marriage which might not be the case either due to wanting to maintain an image or to sadly. safeguard themselves in the face of abusive relationships. It sure left us with a lot to think about.
Do you agree with the above? How did you like last night’s episode?