..Sharafat ka certicate .... proof of innocence is hard to come by for Rudaba
Credit where credit is due , The entire Bashar Momin team had the simple minded amongst us ( aka Me) convinced he was in love with Rudaba. I personally found the whole idea nauseating and was fuming by the end of each episode : why should Rudaba fall in love or even try to love a Man who had used her and her family so badly ?I was just watching to see how far they would go with this stereotype. Faysal Qureshi played the obsessed lover trope for all it was worth ,only jolting the audience out of its romantic reverie after dropping Buland and Tayaba off at the airport . All Bashar wanted was a good husband for his sister , nothing more. Who was it who said this serial should be called Bashar and his sisters ,?......you win a prize for getting it before anyone else .
So poor Rudaba knew the truth from day one , she tried to explain to her brother and Buland but no one listened because being the bholi larki they all want her to be, her words , her lifelong principled behaviour counted for nothing in their eyes. Buland crown prince of kaano kache managed to believe at least ten impossible things before breakfast in one episode . Ok maybe I am exaggerating but for a supposedly intelligent Man he seems to have very little common sense. He sits with Adil and notices things are wrong but deducts nothing. He visits Bashar and immediately reconvicts Rudaba of being a whore at worst and a tease at best. I notice in this conversation that he and has no problem believing Bashar Momin a notorious criminal and relative stranger over the people his own father recommended. Then when the servant Ramazan Chacha "reveals the truth" he changes his mind again . Nice to know Buland is back on the side of the angels but even then he never thinks he might owe Rudaba an apology.
The best scenes from the last couple of episodes have been between Adil and Rudaba . Ushna and Adil have that whole brother sister chemistry down pat and lookk great on screen. they always have the most honest conversations too. Rudaba is not anidiot and does not fall for Ramazan Chacha's line about how Bashar will ..ahem 'become ' the prince of her dreams . She tells Adil straight out how happy she would be to get a divorce as neither of them have any feeling for each other . Maheen Rizvi has suddenly improved , perhaps she does miserable better than chalaq , whatever it is ,it's working .
That leaves Faysal Qureshi missing in action . Now I watched this serial on the premise that he was the main protagonist . So far he just looks like part of the side action in Rudaba and Buland's sad little love story . If I had MY WAY ; Bulund would have been played by Faysal who might have brought more depth to Bulund and Sami khan for a change could have actually played a darker role , showing his versatility as an actor .I loved Sami Khan in Dil Mohalley ki Haveli , where his role was older , and much more complex The only interesting scenes with Bashar were of him describing his ideal life partner in strangely Freudian terms ... not sure if he was talking about his mother or what he wants in a wife ... the description sounded like the dreams of a psychopath rather than a normal person's wishes for a wife. We were teasesd with some interesting black and white (quelle surprise) but nothing substantial .... yet . So Bashar remains a bit two dimenional : one dimenion the batamees Don the other dimenion the caring brother .... still somewhat lacking.
No doubt Zanjabeel Shah wrote a fascinating story but I think the director and the writer's vision are not the same . The way some of the scenes are executed and what the dialogues are saying seems to be at odds at times . Sometimes I wonder who exactly was directing this drama ...perhaps too many cooks spoiled the broth ? Bashar Momin can be quite entertaining like Friday's episode and then it can be mindboggling as it was this Saturday ....What on earth was the purpose of that never ending eye lock ( I refuse to call it a gaze) between Bulund and Rudaba ? if anyone won that show down it was Ushna Shah whose bitter smile summed up Rudaba's feelings perfectly. My advice (always available ;) ... is leave those things to Star plus , they have more practise .
written by SADAF