Laapata is your action thriller, or mystery drama, or psycho-action thriller … or, is it a love story?
“The thappad scene was the only reason as to why I took up the character of Daniyal” tweeted Mirza Gohar Rasheed.
Well we are also a bit Laapata about the exact topic of the drama, but still loving it so far. Do you feel the dramas should mention genre in promos & teasers to avoid confusion or is it good to keep the viewers guessing as to what exactly is the story about?
Thappar ka jawab thappar sey?
Let’s address the topic on our mind first, was Daniyal’s thappar to Falak justified because he is, after all, revealing himself to be a psychotic, untrusting human being with serious anger management issues? And moreover, was Falak’s response justified – in other words, do we encourage drama scenes where a husband & wife beat each other up even if the story hugely justifies it? And does it, in this case?
Hmm, we are not sure…
Did you also feel Laapata like us on this one?
Daniyal And Falak
A big round of applause for Mirza Gohar Rasheed for playing Daniyal with a fine sensitivity – a creepy, psychotic & complex personality. The best part is, that we see him showing a different aspect of his complex or disorder to various people around him.
According to Mirza Gohar Rasheed, Daniyal is a blend of bipolar disorder & anger management in one – hence that explains his psychotic behaviour, his short temper & of course, the fact that he managed to stay calm earlier when courting Falak.
Should Falak Have Slapped Back In Response & Is It Even A Good Thing?
And this is what he tweeted after last night’s episode
But the question is, if the character is afflicted with bipolar disorder and anger management issues, should we judge him in the same way as real men? The therapy obviously isn’t helping though!
And there’s more!
More reactions to the slap back
Some Food For Thought
“Is it really exemplary to show a husband & wife hitting/slapping each other onscreen? Do two wrongs make a right?”
Onwards To The Review
Falak jee, hello … why are you safe-keeping Shams’ picture in your diary even after marriage? We expected a better angle in the storyline to get Daniyal to confirm his shuk.
More Twitter Reactions
In summary, it is laudable that drama Laapata is pushing boundaries & giving us a story to think about. Writer director Khizer Idrees has taken the plunge, and what a plunge it is! Every episode carries unpredictable twists, every character keeps us engaged and although we’re not sure where they’re heading, perhaps we’re just happy to be on the ride!
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This article is the collaboration effort of several members of Team FUCHSIA.