It is almost funny how all the grown ups in the play do not act like grown ups at all and turn towards their kids for advice and solace. I strictly believe that children should be kept out of family politics as much as possible and they should decide for themselves who stands where in their life but I have seen many such mothers in particular who like Firdous and Zubeida share every little detail about what happens in the family with their children and even take advice from their children. The promos may have suggested that Bari Apa was going to end up ruining Firdous’ house but I am guessing nothing like that is going to happen since Zubeida is quite happy with having no ties with Ghazanfar and Firdous was probably referring to Adeel wanting to marry Sharmeen or just voicing her insecurities when she tells her mother that her sister ruined her house, like I always say I could be very wrong of course! I must give credit to the person responsible for the promos because they hardly ever give the story away.
The child star playing Farjad is too cute and sweet and the way he remembers and delivers his dialogues is nothing short of a feat for a child his age. Neelam’s conversation with Farjad was heart wrenching, what could be worse for a mother than to know that her child feels that his father does not love him enough.
The way Farman blamed Neelam for Zubeida’s ill health was way too much and I am glad that Neelam finally decided to leave the house. Although what Eesa said to Farman and Zubeida was quite satisfying and it actually did wake Farman up from his slumber but I would have liked it better if he took Neelam with him. Sharmeen may have a soft corner for Neelam but she treats Neelam the way her mother would like her to treat her. Sharmeen is a perfect example of how some grown ups manage to create a monster out of a beautiful child. When Sharmeen shouts at Neelam, she was merely spitting out all the poison that her mother has been injecting in her and I don’t blame Sharmeen one bit.
Why is Sharmeen leading Adeel on when she has no real interest in him? I really feel for him although Mustafa Changezi is doing a great job of slaughtering the character. Out of all the three youngsters he has to be the weakest link.
Zubeida’s hairstyles today seemed to be inspired from Neelam’s, I wonder if that was intentional! The play needs a twist at this point; we may see a change in Farman’s attitude towards his son and Neelam in the next episode.