Is it fair to Areeb’s character to make him handle a gun, and then subsequently, utter sentences like “I will make her just like how you want her to be” just to make him appear silly & unreasonable?
It is one thing to tell a story and another to write it in a way that we seem to know where the character is going to lean – popular to audience sentiments and a bit manipulative as there will then be a clear winner in Saad? Do you think that’s where the story is heading and could it have been greater shades of grey?
Were You Surprised To Spot The Gun In Areeb’s Hand?
Was it really needed? Caution must be exercised using weapons so casually and especially in situations like these. The parents could have just agreed to the marriage since Areeb had already exhibited extreme behaviour earlier.
Areeb’s behavior is unlike the character we’ve seen so far. We do realize he is persistent about what he wants but till now, he hasn’t been shown as aggressive. Using the gun one minute and then later, appearing so calm with Maheer in the car seemed quite scary. Would you want to be involved with someone like him? We wonder if his actions hint towards something more, will we witness this obsessive and aggressive behavior from Areeb in coming episodes in case he can’t marry Maheer.
The Creators Are Laying The Groundwork For What Is About To Come
Areeb represents many men who get their parents to agree to marriage but fail to really stand up for the girl’s rights. Like him agreeing to keep the marriage a subdued affair. Saad jee, we love your genuine feelings and wish for Maheer’s happiness but offering to apply mehndi on her hands was just a bit too much. We believe Saad is a romantic aashiq but he is also sensible. So let’s keep that angle alive in Saad’s dukh. Kuch bhi to nahin chalay ga na…Do you agree?
Maheer and her mother’s bond is interesting. We wonder if the mother has numbed her senses in her desire to marry Maheer in a wealthy family and she’s ignoring all the red flags. But her supporting Maheer and letting her go out shopping was a heart-winning connection between mother and daughter.
Again, more shades of grey in Maheer’s mom would have made her more relatable. Her selfish desire to climb the privilege ladder is so tunnel-visioned that we know the fall will be hard when she sees it going all wrong. Wanting a better life for your daughter is not a crime, but she makes it appear so with her very dark, selfishly motivated character. More grey would have her so much ore relatable to so many Pakistani households.
Wahaj & Neelo – Another Bond That Hits Right!
Wahaj Ali is nailing it with his dialogues and expressions. A touch of humor with neelo helped lighten the mood a bit. Neelo’s return to take the mehndi cone from Saad was an emotional moment. She didn’t want her brother to go through the pain. But we would prefer her to cut down on the Maheer bashing.
It was also heartening to see Maheer trying to make it up to both Saad and Neelo with the mehndi cone, but she is a girl in love after all, and will obviously miss the nuances of tragedy in their hearts – need we say more?
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