Will Amaan and Aina’s story stay with us forever?
The Pakistani Entertainment Industry divides people. Do we want to see Mahira Khan with Fawad or Fahad, Maya Ali with Osman or Sheheryar?
Well, in any case, there is one couple that has managed to flourish through, who we’ve always loved and supported- our beloved Ahad Raza Mir and Sajal Aly!
The dynamic duo broke the internet (yes, broke) with their blockbuster Yakeen Ka Safar and continued to impress the masses with Aangan and their latest drama serial, Yeh Dil Mera.
We’ve all basically been bawling our eyes out since the thrilling drama serial ‘Yeh Dil Mera’ took off. At first, our rona dhona was over Ainaa’s nightmares, then came the tears of joy as Amanullah and Noor ul Ain’s romance buzzed, after which we held our tissue papers tight as their traumatic past unfolded. And now we’re tearing up because our Wednesdays aren’t the same anymore. I no longer have to rush to my living room and keep screaming and calling my mother because 8 bajh gaye hai and Yeh Dil Mera shuru ho gaya hai.
So this is me just reminiscing about Yeh Dil Mera and some of its aspects that made or broke my little dil.
1. The Change from the typical Saas Bahu Sazeshain
We’ve witnessed a young, well-dressed girl hold a cup of chai for her husband or rishte wale in almost every Pakistani drama. We’ve also seen quite a few stern mothers in law and several innocent, oppressed bahus. So our eyes were really fixed to the screen when Amaan began preparing a heartwarming breakfast for his wife. At the same time, a thrilling, suspenseful drama is a rare meal for us Pakistanis. However, we are truly grateful to Farhat Ishtiaq for blessing us with this masterpiece.
2. Mir Farooq being well, Mir Farooq
Through the course of the drama, one aspect that remained prevalent was our boiling fury towards Mir Farooq. On the other hand, as much as we despised him, I think its important to commend Adnan Siddiqui for his eloquent performance. The character kept us on our toes at all times. Will Mir Farooq kill Sahira? When will he reach his breaking point? Why did he kill Amaan’s family? What does fate have in store for him? Adnan Siddiqui’s performance was definitely underrated and the story might not have held the same impact without him.
3. Amaan(Ahad Raza Mir) and Aina’s (Sajal Aly)Proposal Scene
This is the scene we all gushed over for days on end. Our heart melted with Amaan as he fidgeted and clutched his hands with a tenacious grip, nervous about the big question. We were just as indecisive as him when Aina asked him to order any of the two: coffee or tea. (We’re glad he went with coffee.) Our hearts exploded as Aina accepted the red & white flower bouquet along with this seemingly mysterious “box”. The proposal was so unique and a clap back at our desi norms and traditions.
4. When Aina (Sajal Aly) Confronted her Agha Jaan (Adnan Siddiqui) after Uncovering his multiple Masks and Layers
“Aur Ye Qara, Ye Bhi Jhoot Bol Raha hai?”
“Subut Tau Mil Gaye Mujhe..Lekin Kisi Aur Ke Khelaaf.”
This was the scene that tied the entire drama together. We finally took a deep breath of relief but simultaneously, also lost a piece of ourselves with Aina. I had goosebumps and chills running through my spine and body as Aina pleaded with her father to respond to all her questions. Our blood froze as she grabbed the gun. In the moment, we could not predict what was going to happen next. Sajal Aly and Adnan Siddique exceeded all our expectations with their meticulous show. You could sense the guilt, pain and hopelessness in their eyes; it was as though they had reached the end of the tunnel but found no light.
5. When Farhat Ishtiaq Normalized the Idea of healing ON YOUR OWN
Since the beginning of time, its been embedded in our minds that “all is well that ends well’ means that a couple will end up together. Sometimes we forget how important personal growth and independence is. We neglect the concept of healing and moving on even though in the long term, these ideologies can make relationships stronger and healthier. Yes, we would’ve loved to see Amaan and Aina as one but we couldn’t and shouldn’t have. Farhat did step out of her comfort zone to show that sometimes its better for hearts to be together rather than two, wrecked, soul-less bodies.
Overall, we can unanimously agree that we were enamored by Sajal Aly and Ahad’s chemistry, tension and dukh bhari eyes. We were also glad to see mental health as an undercurrent but recurring theme throughout the serial. Not many dramas have raised awareness about the severity of mental health illnesses such as PTSD so hats off to the Yeh Dil Mera cast and crew for carrying the topic in such an effective and impactful manner. While there were some flaws such as choppy editing, repetition and weaker acting at Farzana Khala’s end, in general, this drama has set the bar so high!
Watch our Drama Gup Special With Aehsun Talish | Director of Yeh Dil Mera: