Aun (Osman Khalid Butt) is an unlucky young man: the apple of his grandmother’s eye, the darling of his mother, his phupo’s favourite and the object of all his chachi’s motherly attention. Surrounded by the well-meaning but obsessive attentions of his family, Aun is a drowning man who longs for the anonymity and freedom his friends have. Sab ka ladla he cannot sneeze without the whole family catching a cold. Aun’s misfortunes make for hilarious viewing: from his difficulty in leaving or entering the house without someone doing something idiotic to ward of the evil eye or him being driven to work by his overprotective mother. His luckier friend, who is happily ignored by everyone, takes him to a mehendi where he meets the pretty Zara.
I think I want to adopt Nasreen Qureshi she is just absolutely marvelous as everyone’s favourite Crazy Dadi. Faiza Ifthikhar script had me falling of my chair as one line after another made me laugh out loud. I just loved how Aon’s mother (Hina Bayat) managed to continually confuse her Paindoo ,Punjabi mother in law with her use of nafise Urdu.There are the usual family spats as Aun’s Phupo and Dadi don’t get along and the Phupo (Sabreen Hasbani) takes all her frustration out on her Bhabi .However, underneath all the catty comments there seems to be a stream of true affection just as in any normal family. All three ladies are brilliant and I love their shall I say ‘triple act ‘? The great chemistry between them makes for great comedy.
Osman Khalid Butt plays Aun as if he was born with the name; he has great timing and managed to work seamlessly with all these great actresses. He really does look like the beautiful Hina Bayat’s son but I wish he would not screw up his handsome face so much; I like it when he is playing Aun with a straight face. I can understand though, Aun certainly had a lot to contend with this episode. Even Zara insulted him by asking if he was a servant. I just loved the look on his face …”who …me??”Were they unsaid words. Maya Ali has come a long way from Durr e Shehwar younger sister, she looks so cute and her dance at the mehendi was just so good… She is good actress and the perfect straight faced, sensible foil to super spoiled, super adorable Aun. Let’s see if that accidental photo of them both at the mehendi kuch rang lay gi .. I loved Zara’s father, the loving, overprotective army man. Not sure what his name is but he made me smile. It was so nice to see an actual, sensible father in a positive light.
I was so worried this was going to be like Akbari Asghari, which suffered from a lack of editing. This episode at least was nigh on perfect with no long scenes or wasted time on side issues. The story was off to a fast pace and had that Haissem Hussain “it should have been a film “look I love. Thank you to the entire team for bringing us some light relief. I can be as serious and philosophical as the next person after two cups of tea and a diet coke but sometime we just need to relax .I am quite frankly getting tired of being delivered heavy handed lectures in the form of entertainment.It was nice to see real, positive roles for men and positive relationships in a not quite normal family. I hope AunZara stays this good and I can keep reviewing it.
Written by Sadaf