And just like that, another excellent drama comes to an end. With a happy ending no less! It’s been a while since we’ve seen such an all-around amazing serial conclude with a happy end. The end of most dramas are usually some sort of bitter reality. Happy endings are usually considered fake or unrealistic. So it would make sense that only an incredibly talented writer like Samira Fazal would be able to convey an ending that was both happy and realistic.
This serial has been amazing in its consistency. There was not one episode that didn’t keep viewers glued to their seats. But nobody’s perfect, and there are a couple of critiques I would make about the last episode.
Firstly, Nazia (Syra Yusuf) forgving her saas (Bushra Ansari) shouldn’t have been so sudden. I understand that Nazia was really angry at her in their previous meeting, but the scene between the two in today’s episode seemed a bit sugar-coated.
Secondly, I didn’t appreciate Imran Abbas’ acting very much during his ONLY scene in the episode (more on that later). It seemed a bit forced, and I felt as though he was trying a bit too hard to be emotional when he was talking about his father (Sajid Hassan).
Another problem I had with that scene was the fact that Shazia’s (Sanam Saeed) son was in a pink blanket. Maybe I’m over-analyzing it a bit but it bothers me so much when there is a baby boy in a pink blanket or baby girl in a blue blanket. It’s not that hard of a fix! Another problem I had was that the names of either of the babies were never mentioned. Nazia’s daughter was just referred to as “Chhoti” throughout the whole episode. It would have been nice if we had gotten to know the names of the kids.
The last critique has to do with the fact that Shazia and Moiz were barely shown in the episode, and that Bari Ammi (Rubina Ashraf) didn’t have even one scene! It wouldn’t have changed the storyline at all if Bari Ammi had been in one of the scenes with Nazia’s mother (Samina Peerzada) and Phoppo Ammi (Sakina Sammo). And while I loved the directing of the last couple of scenes, especially Nazia and Shehbaz’s (Adeel Hussain) final meeting, I would have preferred if Moiz and Shazia had been shown somewhere as well. Shazia is a main character as well as Nazia. She should have had more of a role in the final episode.
I know that it probably seems as though I’ve done nothing but criticize the episode, but besides those four critiques, I thought the ending was just as superb as the rest of the serial. Adnan Ahmed’s directing has been impeccable throughout each and every episode, and the best thing he has done for the serial is the fact that he cast five new and fresh talents for the main characters. The contrast of the new talent with the senior actors such as Samina Peerzada, Sakina Sammo, Bushra Ansari and Sajid Hassan gave the serial a sort of edge that most dramas don't have. Samira Fazal lived up to her reputation, and may have even surpassed it with the brilliant dialogues she has written. Only a writer of her caliber could have been able to keep the drama moving at such a fast pace without making it too rushed.
Syra Yusuf – No matter how many times I may have criticized her on her mediocre acting, I can’t deny that she has done an excellent job for somebody who had no prior acting experience. The role of Nazia may have been better in more capable hands, but Syra did her best through and through, which is a feat in itself.
Sanam Saeed – Nobody’s perfect, and while Sanam has had her weak points throughout the serial, nobody could have portrayed Shazia’s role as well as her. A job well done!
Imran Abbas, Adeel Hussain, and especially Imran Aslam have done a great job as well. Overall, a big salute to the entire team of Mera Naseeb! One of the best dramas I’ve seen in a long time!