Farman sahib deserves an award for playing with words and very easily managing to get the wrong point across, on purpose of course! This latest episode opened with Farman informing Neelam that all their troubles were over because Zubeida had decided to forgive and forget but is it really so? Absolutely not! Why couldn’t Farman tell Neelam the truth so that she could be better prepared for what was coming her way? Neelam thought that Farman had tried very hard to convince Zubeida and therefore she must think that he will support her in the future too. Had Neelam known the circumstances under which Zubeida allowed Neelam to come stay with her, I wonder if she would have decided to go live with her. Farman really should have thought everything through before following his wife’s orders and somehow thinking that his life would be any easier if Neelam and Farjad started living with them.
We all knew till now that Bari Apa is arrogant and selfish but after everything that I saw today I must say that she is very hollow too. Zubeida goes out of her way to host a welcome party for her husband’s second wife and then insists that Farman should pick Neelam from the parlor because log kiya sochay gay. One would expect someone like Zubeida to not care about people at all but the fact is that the only reason Zubeida is doing all this is because she does not want to give people anything to talk about and in my opinion that makes her very foolish too. I expected her to be a little more sensible than that. Zubeida’s grand plan is to create misunderstandings between Farman and Neelam and see whether that works out in her favor. Neelam on the other hand believes in sabr and isteeqamat approach, although Eesa disagrees with her but she is not the one to listen to him.
Ghazanfar and Firdous finally decided to talk but not much good came out of it except that Firdous apologized and promised to zip her lips. Ghazanfar’s explanation of how he had to be there for Zubeida and could not tell her sounded very right and that is what I expected him to say but the fact that he got Zubeida gajras while he was at it and also called her Zuby twice does not help. Firdous is justified in feeling the way she does but she needs to change herself a little for her husband. Ghazanfar and Firdous have to be one of the many odd couples in this play!
The “kids” in today episode were well just kids! Mustafa Changezi looked very cute but his dialogue delivery was beyond disappointing. Sara Khan was just as unconvincing and Fahad Mirza’s acting did not impress me much too today. If I had a choice, I would have definitely fast forwarded the Sharmeen/Eesa/Adeel scenes. I find it difficult to feel for any of the three because the acting is below average and I can barely sit through their scenes.
Zuebida’s family’s meeting with Neelam goes exactly the way she planned it but in the end Zubeida probably realizes not much good came out of it. What did she really get out of all this? Her family is just going to discuss Neelam and her household even more now. The next episode promises more drama and I have to say that I am dreading the scenes with the youngsters in them, they ruin everything for me. All the other actors were simply brilliant as usual and I really enjoyed Firdous’ pheet pe mukaa dialogue…Firdous is definitely funny if nothing else, quite a character I must say. I am waiting to see how the choti biwi manages to hold her ground and how many more games does Bari Apa has up her sleeve.