So I was right about one thing. The romance that we've all been dying to see every week between Ashar (Fawad Khan) and Khirad (Mahira Khan) has offically come to an end. And things are just going to get worse from here on out.
Ashar spent all episode ignoring Khirad, and annoying me to no end. He has no reason to be angry at her, and he knows it too. When she asks him what she's done wrong, he tells her that she hasn't done anything. And yet, he still refuses to have a civilized conversation with her.
When I first saw the promos for Humsafar, my first guess was that Sarah (Naveen Waqar) would be the one to cause mayhem in Ashar and Khirad's lives. However, judging from today's episode and the precap, Khizar (Noor Hassan) is the real culprit. He has taken Sarah's rejection to heart, and the only words he seems to remember from her tirade are "Tum Ashar ka muqabla kabhi bhi nahin kar sakte."
I really felt the tagline of the show, "How fragile is the bond of love?" coming back again and again throughout the course of this episode. Ashar is a man who is easily misled, his insecurities about his and Khirad's relationship causing even tiny little things like Khizar's complimenting his wife to put his mood off. And the biggest problem with his personality is that the he doesn't know how to communicate with his wife, to tell her why he's angry with her in the first place. And then we have Khirad, a headstrong girl who is too proud to let her ego be trampled. Add in someone like Khizar, who is bent on destroying Ashar's life, and you've got a big problem on your hands. It's not hard for misunderstanding to find its way between these two characters.
I already knew that Sarmad Khoosat is one of the best directors we have in the drama industry, but today's episode still managed to wow me. The first scene in which Ashar is thinking was artfully directed, as was the last scene with Khizar at the beach. I didn't like that Khirad was constantly thinking throughout the whole episode, but I suppose that it has to be done in order to translate the emotions from the novel.
I'm worried about how Mahira Khan's acting is going to play out in the coming episodes. From the looks of the promos, we've got some intense scenes coming up, and while there's no doubt that Fawad is going to rock them, I'm not too sure about Mahira. There's nothing worse than an intense scene ruined by mediocre acting. Mahira has been doing pretty decently so far, with a few mistakes here and there, but I'm not sure if she'll be able to deliver in the next couple of episodes.
After watching the precap, my initial thought was "That's it. He throws her out of the house and she goes back to Hyderabad, never to meet him again for years and years." But then I analyzed every single one of the promos again, and realized that there is still a lot of story left to unfold. Great. Now I can spend the next couple of weeks constantly thinking about what's going to happen next.
-Noorie AKA Sarah