- Turkey as USA – Really??? Enough said ….
- Shimraiz and his F-bomb – What the heck?? How could the editors let that one slide is still beyond me!!!
- A classic: Kiran spending the night on a bench in a random park, wearing an atrociously ugly red dress with high heels and a gold scarf. There was so much wrong here that I don’t even know where to begin. Honestly! What woman wanders around alone in a park late at night, then compounds that error by calmly going to sleep on a bench? Huh? I kept waiting for her to get raped, mugged, propositioned, arrested for soliciting, something … the mother in me was praying for her safe return home. Miraculously, though, she defied all odds and survived! And, not just survived, but thrived! Gold sandals were transformed into sneakers, the gold scarf into a printed yellow one, and she managed to find herself a handbag, a folder, and some headphones, and was back again at Mujtaba’s house nice and early! Wah!!
- A similarly what the heck sequence: Daneez getting upset with Mujtaba, walking around randomly and then calmly going to sleep in what looked like a busy amusement park, complete with a giant Ferris wheel – waahht??
- Yet another Kiran moment: Upon learning of Mujtaba’s marriage, Kiran rushes to confront Mujtaba, wearing some gaudy huge earrings and equally ginormous necklace and a pink lehnga, probably from the 1950s. Again, what the heck was she doing running through deserted streets at night? If this isn’t a classic case of inviting trouble I don’t know what is; throughout I kept waiting for her to get mugged, dressed up as she was like a Christmas tree. Earlier, in the same scene, Sanam and Fawad were absolutely drenched – I realize it must have been extremely hot – but it was beyond gross to watch.
- The hardest to swallow scenario: Daneez and Shimraiz plotting against Tania. The whole bit about giving Tania drugs, photoshopping pictures, cyber-bullying, and finally pushing her to commit suicide – errrr, a bit much to digest! And, then Daneez’s overnight transformation into a “sweet” girl – sorry – didn’t work for me!
Wait, no, I’m not done – no! I can’t end without highlighting some of KPKP’s really fantastic moments as well – the scenes, some of which made me laugh out loud and others that made me go awww, for which I will buy its DVD on my next trip to Pakistan. Here they are, and again in no particular order:
- The entire first episode – what a superb insight into Mujtaba’s crazy world. This was a perfect begining, and I would actually rate it alongside Haissam’s latest Durre Shehwar’s first episode. It set up the whole scenario so beautifully, we got a look into why Mujtaba was the way he was, his frustrations with the socio-economic situation in Pakistan. It was a complete package in that it was beautifully written, directed, and acted. Sadly it went gradually downhill from thereon.
- The “hero entry” scene: Beyond brilliant is all I can say! This was Fawad Khan at his best – I would rate this scene alongside many of his heavy duty scenes in Humsafar. The lines were great and the director gave his cues, but really to go beyond that and elevate the scene is all credit to Fawad’s flair for histrionics and his impeccable comic timing.
- Dastaan wala Fawad Khan and Katrina Kaif scene: One of the best scripted scenes. Even though it was an over long scene and Kiran’s loud crunching of her chips was extremely annoying, the lines made the scene memorable, as Mujtaba nonchalantly dismissed that guy from Dastaan… an insider’s joke it was highly appreciated by everybody who got it.
- The saala- behnoi chemistry between Shimraiz and Mujtaba: Unfortunately there were very few scenes between Shimraiz and Mujtaba, but whenever they did come they were always fun. This scene, when Daneez and Mujtaba come to make nice with Daneez’s parents and Shimraiz is already there, was one of their best in my opinion. Hopefully, we’ll get to see more of the Fawad-Mikaal pair in the future.
- The panga bolo scene: For some odd reason, for me this was one of the most romantic scenes I’ve seen on TV in a while, and I say this even as I’m thinking back to all the Ashar-Khirad scenes. Here, there was no Mahira, no QB in the background, it was just Fawad Khan, Aisha Khan was a non-player in the scene, and she might as well have not been there. The way he played it was amazing and demonstrated that one did not need to recite heavy-duty dialogues or get physical to show romance. A simple everyday mundane dialogue was fine-tuned into something else entirely.
- Shmiraiz at his best: When examing his bruises, post yet another unseen fist-fight with Mujtaba: Oh no! Ab main parties pay kaise jaaonga?! Absolutely awesome! Another memorable moment was when he dissed Kiran’s clothes – yes!!
Friends, this was my recap of the crazy journey that was Kuch Pyar Ka Pagalpan. Feel free to agree/disagree, reminisce about your favorite scenes. After all KPKP ka janaza hai, zara dhoom sey niklay…