The Immaculate Conception, Meerab’s Oversharing & Haya’s Victory! So … Tere Bin has made a sudden U Turn into Haya territory yet again. This time, it’s the bonus of a long drive into the village with Murtasim and that too, without Meerab in the picture.
What’s Going On Maa Begum?
While one wonders at Maa Begum who seems to have just completed a total flip from advising Meerab to stay close to her better half (ahem) Murtasim, and scolding Haya from taking over the gajras, to packing her off with her son. Let us explain, what’s going on, and don’t be confused. Maa Begum is stuck in a generation warp. She wants to be the mother-in-law who has progressed, ascended to the next level in terms of Gen Z expectations. She has a deep desire to not be labelled evil, or conniving or backward or even, possessive about her son … BUT she seems to all of that at times?
Sending Haya off with Murtasim was a move she made because she knew Haya will be more accessible to her, phone karti rehna, update bhejna, she tells Haya – something she cannot tell Meerab, who had really gone MIA in her last village visit. Does Maa Begum only care for Meerab, but only as long as her own agenda is met? However, we cannot write her off as all black, where she encourages their private dinners and time together.
But that too, one can argue, is only because she wants to see her son happy. Is this the closest we’ll ever get to a progressive mother-in-law or can Maa Begum find it in her heart to take a closer look at Meerab and understand that the girl who is so spirited, yet courteous towards her, who is trying so hard, yet misses her previous life, has been done a huge injustice.
Can Maa Begum Look Beyond The Lens Of Her Son Murtasim?
Murtasim & Haya To The Village (Without Meerab)
And now, coming to our dear Murtasim. While you serenade your wife with gajras and flowers in the room, do you not realize that going off to the village with her will just splash water on all the good you’ve done? How would you like it if Meerab drove off to the village with your cousin? You can’t even digest her leaving the house on her own? Your possessiveness is charming, romantic (as some Tere Bin fans will passionately vouch for) but does it border on the suffocating and perhaps, also incorporate a few double standards too?
Furthermore, we can relegate Maa Begum to an old -fashioned mentality, but aren’t you the younger generation? Yes, there are many shades of grey in Murtasim, but this move (Haya with you in the car for two back to back episodes) was clearly not needed!
You tell us, we’re just a bit confounded. We assume it is a situation of like mother like son – shades of intense grey run in the family!
Attention To The Immaculate Conception!
And now, we won’t take too much of your time as we turn our attention to the immaculate conception! So, Meerab is not pregnant because she hasn’t consummated the marriage, don’t know if we should be more confused about why she didn’t speak up before Maa Begum and Anwar instead of sitting, statue like, in her orange jora, taking in the celebration or … her over sharing with Rohail.
Would you, can you discuss the inside details of your marital arrangement with a third party, really? That too, a guy from college whom you haven’t met in the longest time. The story turns bizarre and unfair as far as Meerab is concerned because this is one girl who is sharp, intelligent and educated. Why would she commit both blunders – a) not divulging to Maa Begum that she has not indeed achieved the immaculate conception and b) that Rohail is not the person you speak to about such private matters!
Soo, Tere Bin is on a roll as usual, triggering debates and conversations. This time, Murtasim fans are not happy with him driving off with Haya, they forgave him once, but not this time probably! Tell us what you loved most from the episode and, if you agree with our review!
Completely agree with your assessment.
I have a few more pointers to add – why did this conservative family think that it is absolutely fine to send Haya, an unmarried girl, to the village house for two nights with Murtasim, her cousin who is married to someone else? No concerns about their image in the village given the na-mehram type scene?
In that restaurant scene, Rohail actually made a lot of sense. We know that he is a creep and has his own agenda but the reminders he gave to Meerab about her identity were much needed. It makes me wonder why Murtasim never tried to talk to Meerab about her dreams and aspirations. Gajray, candle-lit dinners are good ways of expressing your emotions, but nothing speaks louder than supporting the other person achieve their dreams.
In the next episode’s promo, Murtasim’s closeness with Haya made me cringe…I do not think his character will have any saving grace. No matter how many times you express your love for your wife, if you cannot respect her by staying away from the girl your wife has warned you of multiple times on justified grounds…you do not deserve anything…If I was in Meerab’s place, I would have sought a divorce, left for Karachi, enrolled in a law school and restarted my own life with or without support of real/adoptive parents.