After watching this week’s episode I am firmly of the opinion that if my head wasn’t firmly fixed in place it might just have fallen off from spinning so much. I know this is a romantic comedy and I should not be looking for too hard for meaning but this week’s story progression was tough to swallow. Ok so Dilkush is not the spawn of the devil but she is a pathological liar and Mr Samir would you please hand in your Psychology degree to the nearest shredder because you don’t seem to be picking up on this quite obvious fact.
I thought Dilkush’s fake suicide attempt was silly but part of the fun but the rest of the episode made it seem reasonable. Then Dilkush lies her way in and out of a rape/seduction , painting herself as a “ruined” woman who has been seduced and abandoned by her boyfriend and has no option but disgrace and suicide in front of her step relations. Samir’s subdued reaction to this traumatic event had me gasping for air not sure whether to laugh or cry. No matter how cool and laidback Samir’s character is I think this information required some expression of shock from Gohar which was sadly missing. Mehar Bano was perfectly at ease lying her way through the sequence however the realization of deeper romantic love was a little unbelievable. Perhaps I am not quite the romantic I thought I was and but that whole sequence seemed to lack depth. Everything seemed a little fast and Dilkush looks ridiculously younger than Samir and well Samir, you should know better.
The marriage proposal from Samir was not that unreasonable considering his Quxotic nature and Dilkush’s ability to lie so well but still in a country like Pakistan where marriage is such a negotiation it all seemed a little too easy. Then again it is a Romcom ,I tell my inner cynic…don’t think too much …didn’t we promise not to think too much ? I pity Dilkush’s mother, what exactly has the poor woman done to deserve this? Her plans to send her daughter to a fancy foreign University seem to be exactly what Ms Dilkush needs …then again maybe not. Goodness knows what mischief our pathological liar would get up to alone in another country. Again I think this would have been a fantastic movie because such over the top situations just look better on the big screen Perhaps we can keep our finger’s crossed for something like this from( the writer) Faiza Iftikhar as the Pakistani Film industry picks up but right now the aunty in me is sitting ,arms crossed in disapproval.