Finally, another much-awaited serial has come to an end! Though YPNH had it's ups and downs, I have to admit, the last episode blew me away. This is probably one of the dramas of the season that actually portrayed the idea of women being strong, rather than further degrading them. The finale wraps up really well in my opinion and I loved it throughout.
Before I get to the final episode, let's have a recap. Does anyone else remember the guy who Shumaila dumped in the beginning of this series? Yeah, well he's been back for a couple of episodes and has been blackmailing Shumaila into paying him so that he can live in luxuries or he tells Saim everything that went down in between them. As much as Shumaila tries to get away from him at this point, he keeps calling her back, stalking her, etc....you know, the usual. :D
Haleema has decided to move on with her life, leave Saim and Shumaila, and find a talent within her that she can use to support her and her children. She also uses the help of Zunaira and generally, is leading a really successful life. I'm glad Haleema decided to take a stand against Saim and show her willpower to move on. After her abusive relationship, she finally lashed out and stood up for herself. Job well done!
So, the finale was fantastically done! Shumaila is caught by Saim with her 'old boyfriend' and he suspects her true intentions. In reality, she was trying to get him to stay away from her, but she was caught by Saim, who was less than forgiving towards her. After the series of these events, she's landed in the hospital in a coma. Saim also, remaining heartless, divorces her there and tries to go back to Haleema, who keeps her head up and refuses. The simple question and highlight of the last episode:
"Agar maine yeh sub kiya hota, tou kya aap mujhe maaf kertay?"
said so much in a sentence. If the tables were turned, would Saim have forgiven Haleema? As Saim ashamedly shook his head, Haleema, dignified, replied with a smile and just one word: Khudahafiz.
I loved how they showed Saim pondering Haleema's personality change, but didn't elongate that scene. Loved how the drama ended with *spoiler alert* the OST playing in the background, and may I add - at the perfect pitch, so that it didn't overpower the flashbacks playing as well. Loved, loved, loved it!
The wonderful portrayal of Haleema is one aspect of this drama that I loved. Where she used to be the timid, obedient wife who was secretly being abused, she is now a woman of self-respect, dignity, and success. She didn't show any signs of wanting to be with her husband again after all she went through, and she kept her head held high the entire time. Basically, she could care less about Saim at this point. Also, when it came to Shumaila, her feelings were indifferent. Well, not exactly indifferent, but more that she cared, but she couldn't forgive her for what she did to Haleema and that's what I liked. Normally, in the last episode everyone hugs and they're all a great big family again. Haleema however, may care for Shumaila, but she can never forget the betrayal she went through. I loved how she asked Sabi if she should talk to her as a sister or a sautan. It's true and it was a very realistic approach to such a situation.
There were some....bloopers should I call them, or things I didn't understand in this episode. One, if Shumaila was diagnosed with a coma, then why was Sabi talking to her as if though she could hear him, and why were they showing flashbacks from her end? Correct me if I'm wrong, but in a coma, isn't the patient not able to see, hear, and comprehend what's happening to them physically? It's just like a deep sleep right?
Second, how was Haleema praying in the waiting room? Was it in a private area or like in Shumaila's room? It seemed odd for her to just start praying in the middle of the room - not that it's a bad thing, but it just seemed a bit off. She could have just prayed in the room that Shumaila was in, or you know, somewhere else. It was just a very minor thing that I caught up on, not a huge deal though :).
These two points aside, the team has done wonderfully! I loved this story, even though it got a bit annoying in the middle. However, I hope these directors, producers, etc...don't overdo the topic of "sisters" and ruin the beautiful bond there is through these types of dramas. It's already happening, but hopefully, people will take note and won't overuse it. To the rest of the team, you all did a fantastic job with these issues that are happening in our society. Couldn't have come up with a better ending! Every character seemed to take his/her role perfectly and they put a great effort into it! Loved it all, and good luck in the future!
In conclusion, if you dropped this drama in the middle, just watch the last episode. It fit everything perfectly and you definitely won't be disappointed. Yahan Pyar Nahin Hai = Outstanding finale! :)
Written by Hina :)