Habs opened with a story that pulls you in right away. Basit and Ayesha belong to widely different backgrounds. Where Basit is wealthy, influential, and privileged, Ayesha’s family struggles to make ends meet.
Basit however, has a twist to his character – women are not to be trusted in his books. Hint, hint, his mother allegedly left his father for another man? This (supposed) woman hater will have to compromise and marry if he is to keep his family fortune. That, our dear drama buffs, is how the story is laid out in a nutshell. But we wonder if this will be another drama on contract marriage?
Despite the somewhat clichéd plot, the performances were noteworthy. Feroze Khan delivered a convincing and subtle role so far as the angry young man who’s just had to deal with his parent’s death but carries on managing his business empire. He appears in a role that is not aggressive, toxic, or too arrogant. Basit carries a soft side & mehroomi to him that is making us feel for him & like him. His relationship with his father was heartwarming.
Ushna Shah as Ayesha throws us strong girl shades as takes a stand for her sisters and herself. But Ayesha’s challenges are overwhelming as she’s about to find out. Will Basit offer her marriage in return for taking care of her family financially?
Dania Enver as Ayesha’s sister must be mentioned because of her believable performance. We felt for her instantly and she did not overplay her character which added miles to her presence onscreen.
Highlights Pertinent Issues
The drama shed light on a very critical and heartbreaking issue in our society. The challenge and struggle of working girls who support their families and often give up on the opportunity of ever settling down and leading a personally fulfilling, family life. We hope this issue is addressed in more detail to give out meaningful messages to those who will relate to it or have been through similar situations in life.
Another important issue that Habs focuses on is the impact on a child when one parents exits the relationship. Can that life event impact their views on marriage & commitment as well as their perspective on the loyalty of a gender?
It was great to Irsa Ghazal & Saba Faisal playing Ayesha and Basit’s mom respectively. We look forward to seeing more from them both.
Habs has taken off on an interesting note. We’re recommending this one for your weekly watch list!