So here I am , writing a review for a drama after God knows how many months.. lot have changed since I used to write reviews.. We had few readers.. Out of which only few commented. Lots of grammar and spelling mistakes in my review :) however all of it was ignored because all we did was talked about the aspects of the drama. With time our readership grew. Reviewers came and then went away. Some opened their own blog; P and even took our readers away… but then again here we are … Dramapakistani alive and kicking. The past few weeks have been a jigsaw puzzle for me really… all of a sudden we had haters coming on to our website.. The reaction of our readers became more and more extreme. Negativity all around.. Reviewers backing off and leaving us :) so what to do now? Review kerna chor dein? Naaaaa!!!! yeh tou hoo nahi sakta :) the show must go on and so it is and will go on…
So I wanted to pick the drama that has, for no reasons, become controversial on dramapakistani. ASHK… The thing that disappointed me was the reaction of the readers and their comments. Itna gussa bhai :) per then I realized kay where else our readers can show their gussa? Her taraf he marra mari aur frustration.. So if we write good for A drama… we get a label of PRO X channel, If we write against a Drama We get to the feel the heat ,tou chalo phir :) turn on your heat towards me.
Let me be honest by saying that I wanted to write a review of ASHK this week because I wanted to bring it down really… for over last 3 days I had even chosen the words kay iss bar to band hi baja doon ga…. Aisi ki taisi… and that only was because of the attitude of ashkians towards our website. So here I was watching ASHK and finding out as much as loopholes I could… did I find any? Hmmmm chalo iss narration ko idher hi pause kertey hain and let me share another thing.
Human nature is really complicated.When people try to enforce their views on you.. you develop a shell against it.. So what happens is, The more you get pushed by the other person. The more you start opposing it. And that what really happened with us. When we were forced to like ASHK we started to oppose it for no reasons really. Because honestly ASHK itna bura Drama bhi nahi hai :)
So let’s continue the loophole part, I had watched ASHK after a gap of almost 2 months.. Episode 14.. That’s where we are now.. The story had progressed a lot since then.. But then again it did progress at a snail’s pace. It is dragging.. Because I did not feel puzzle at all when I started watching it from this week’s episode. Let me be honest and say it outright…. ASHK is NOT a bad story.. And I also don’t find it as bad as I have read about it in the last few weeks’ review. So what’s the problem? The problem is,when you are watching ASHK you get a feel of a movie in it. I would like to state that it has one of the best cinematography you could watch on a TV screen. But the problem lies in the fact that, had it been a movie, It would have done wonders at the box office .It has all the twists.. the right feel and persona to it. For example look at the scene where Zaibu comes down to Pakistan. I loved the way they showed farms and the field. This is the kind of feel you get when you are watching a 3 hour movie. So how do we go about watching ASHK? The solution to it is when you watch ashk you need to take time out.. You need to stop thinking about other problems or anything that’s going on in your mind and watch it as if you are watching a movie.. Then all of sudden the Drama starts making sense. So did ASHK miss the stop… I would say not really but then again it could have been much better with crisp editing and off course sharp dialogues.
Episode 14 in particular was a good one. Zaibu got to know the true story, What happens now? How will she go about it? For me the story has come to a major turn but then again we have only reached episode 14 so I expect another 8 weeks or so.. This means lots and lots of dragging. I do get a feeling that Rohail will end up with zaibu again.. per yeh hoga kaisey? That will be interesting to watch.
I would like to mention couple of scene in this week’s episode. I really liked the scene when Zaibu meets her father. That was really priceless.. And the best part was … the director/writer did not spoil it by adding any dialogues… it was really well done and emotional. Good job!
I have had some issues with the cast of this serial. For me Neelum muneer is getting the role of her life time. This serial will bring her into real limelight.. However my issue is that she falls in her expressions. And hasn’t really sunk her eat completely in the meat. Also she looks too young infront of Fawad khan. For me she is just passable.. Hopefully with time she can brush up a little bit more and make good use of expressions.
And then we have mehreen raheel :P the glam doll. Yaar iss ko liya hi q hai iss dramay mein? I mean come on yaar.. The girl can’t act. Dialogue delivery is all wrong plus the way she dresses is really disappointing. I mean chalo bhai modern hi dikhana hai tou there are many ways to show that she is modern per yeh kya? Short skirts? Call me old school. Call me conservative, but that’s what I am yaar.. I would not watch a PAKISTANI drama actor wearing the kind of clothes she wears. It’s understandable that she might be forward thinking as a person however there had to have a limit on TV . Thora hath hola rakha karein bhai.. iss trah ki dressing movies mein tou chal jaye shayed per Dramo mein nahi chalti… and then she falls flat in acting ,her role is one of the most important roles of this drama.. she can infuse so much energy but all she does is deliver her dialogues plainly and dress up hot that’s all… looks matter kertey hotey tou phir veena malik her sal filmfare na jeet lay :D
Finally humarey Rohail babu :D ….. I really feel bad for him most of the time.. it’s like bachpan mein we used to read teen aurtain teen kahaniya :) tou bechara teen aurtoo mein phas gaya hai.. pehlay mehru nay khoob lallu banaya, phir zaibu ney mushkil mein dala aur abb bhai jaan vacation/honeymoon trip per chaley gaye hain with mehreen raheel , yaar writer sb, thora tou khayal kertey itna open kyon dikhatey hain … matlab abb her mazloom shuhar yehi karey kya? Biwi buri miley tou chaley jaoo long vacation per with a hot girlfriend… (waisey Kash aisa ho sakta aah!!! ) :P
Aur bhai khuda ka wasta hai yeh kya dialogue tha? “ mard ussi aurat kay kareeb ata hai jo ussey thudday marti hai” na keroo yaar abb mard zaat ki ego itni bhi gai guzri nahi. Chala gaya na honeymoon vacation per rohail ;) abb bethi kismet ko thudday marti rahoo…
Overall it was a very significant episode interms of story moving, but my biggest fear is the pace at which story is developing. Cuz we know that ASHK still has some 8 odd episodes to come. To phir abb zaibu ka Rohail ki taraf heart change. Aur rohail ka zaibu ko accept kerna.. in sab mein 8 episodes lag jain gay? Na ker yaar!! :) Per I will be honest. ASHK has got me glued. And I will watch it next week. I will watch ASHK as if I am watching a movie because the feel of ASHK is like watching movie. Faysal I must say that the story is really great. However it is ideally for the 70mm…
Keep the comments coming. More ever merey review style per comments kay bajaye :P episode 14 per comments dein tou bari mehrbani :)