“Tumhein meray liye mein ney nahin, meray Khuda nay chuna hai, aur Khuda ka intekhaab ghalat nahin hota hai.”
This dialogue accompanied by Kaifi’s vocals crooning
“Kabhi sun to Zara, jo mein keh na suka” could have been the highlight of the episode, if only, the scene carried more life to it.
Perhaps a little bit more intensity, and a little bit more emotion maybe from Maheer is what we, as viewers, were hoping for in that confession scene. After all, Maheer took her time to recognize the voice inside her, and we waited for over 20 episodes to make her utter the golden words, we deserved at least that much.
Always Ready With A Flip
MPHT will grant us a few sweet moments but can never stop throwing a flip that will make us go arghh… are we really watching this or listening to this?
Like why make Maheer turned on Saad during the Areeb, Maheer, and Saad face-off? That was completely uncalled for. Saad had said that: “if Maheer asks for it, I will let her go”, he never said he will do it because Areeb is asking him to.
The Magic Of Wahaj Ali
Is this the era of bechara heroes? Or is it just the magic of Wahaj Ali, that despite his bechargee, audiences still love Saad? Would we have still liked Saad if it was essayed by another actor?
The drama has to be appreciated that despite all its idiosyncrasies, the script has shown the gradual downfall of Areeb’s character and the failing power of his love and influence on Maheer. It is now clear to Maheer, how unstable he is and most importantly, that “there is no respect in his love”. That has led her to finally appreciate Saad and express her feelings openly to him.
Thank God Maheer called out Saad for not taking care of her and letting Areeb take the lead. Even when he finds out about his mother and Neelo attacking Maheer’s character, he walks away silently. We do not want him to misbehave but at least say something in her defense.
While we loved the dialogue “Tumhein meray liye mein ney nahin, meray khuda nay chuna hai, aur Khuda ka intekhaab ghalat nahin hota hai, “ we wonder if can we apply this to every toxic relationship, every forced marriage, every time a girl or a guy has to make a compromise?
Maybe rather than taking this religious route, the script could have simply focused on reality finally hitting Maheer on how Areeb is just a lunatic and not the hero of her life.
An Obsessive Kind Of Love?
We wish the drama had indicated at the onset that this is a story about a “Junooni aashiqi”, then instead of expecting some sense from Areeb, we would have been prepared for this kind of erratic behavior from him. Till now, many of us have been taking Areeb as the bechara parallel hero who lost the girl and can’t recover from her love.