“Amma sandal maregi, girlfriend goli maregi, no fantastic man, no fantastic.” Another fantastic episode of Coke Kahani Current and Good-do are such great additons. Episode 12 starts out with Jugnoo Uncle teaching Beydil to cut and clean, in preparation for the cooking lessons that are about to come. Poor Beydil though, he hates the smell of seafood and doesn’t do well when given shrimp to clean. His first taste test also fails. I’m sad Jugnoo Uncle is leaving but he promises Maria that he will definitely come for her and Beydil’s wedding. It was so nice to see that once the lessons are done both him and Beydil find that their original opinions about each other were really wrong. Loved the scene when they hug it out and Jugnoo Uncle takes his chef hat off of his head and puts it on Beydil’s head. That entire scene was very nicely shot. I really like how everyone treats each other with such love and respect.
Another great story line in the play is the Rayaan, Current, and Good-du story. Rayaan is adamant on getting these two to get back to school. He has gotten the test forms and will even submit it for them. Loved the look of gratitude on Current’s face. The two are surprised that someone will go through all this trouble just for them. Rayaan and his parents are all in on helping Current and Good-du pass the test so they can further their education. The look on Nusrat Aunty and Mutmaeen Uncle’s face was priceless when they see Rayaan teaching them. They are so proud of their son. I love this kind of stuff…it is much more realistic than kniving sisters and saas bahu serials. Waise speaking of Mutmaeen Uncle, he has started lifting with a trainer. Per bechare, he can’t eat anything…in fact ab to woh ‘saans bhi kifayat shari se le rahe hain taake calories na barhein.” He also finally takes his hair piece off as he realizes he is still handsome without it. Nusrat Aunty bari khush theen waise :)
Next story is of Ruqaiyya and Saad. Ruqaiyya tells Zoya that she knew why Saad took her out and that it was the best day of her life. However she says that he was too late since she is leaving next week. Saad really wants to express his love for Ruqaiyya and doesn’t want her to leave. We also learn that Ruqaiyya’s mom doesn’t like Saad and hasn’t since they were little…oh oh Saad…ab kya hoga? Btw, is it just me or doesn’t Ruqaiyya’s mom look like she should be her grandmother? A little too old to be her mum in my opinion…Nani yes, Mum, no.
Last but not least, the story of Zoya, Asfand, and Maya. Zoya is scared that the finance of the restaurant aren’t what she initially thought. She also is scared that her father will be disappointed in her. Asfand however is very supportive of Zoya. He also tells her that if her mother had really wanted to leave, she would have with a sprained ankle. What I don’t understand is when Maya was asking what was going on with the paintings, why didn’t Asfand answer her? Why was he being so rude? The when he goes to ask her about the exhibition, he expects her to be all normal? Aur Maya ki wohi rat ke unhe wapis jaana hai. Maya, Tanhaiyan – Naye Silsile 2 ki Alishba se kuch zyada he impressed hain lagta hai. Wapis jaane ki rat he khatam nah hoti hai. But in my opinion the recent spat is Asfand’s fault. I feel screaming at the video and telling Asfand to talk to his wife!!
In conclusion like I said above, another fantastic episode. I love all the lessons on how important education is and the emphasis on how one can (and should) go back to school at any time…the subtle hint on keeping fit by exercising and eating right. Coke Kahani is very intelligently written and nowhere do the writers insult the audiences’ level of comprehension and IQ. Everything is simply stated. Again, all the characters are just amazing. Shamim Hilali is one of the most graceful ladies I’ve seen on television and she is fantastic as Nusrat Aunty. She has such a calm demeanor. Even Current and Good-do do complete justice to their roles. Direction wise Mehreen Jabbar rocked it this time. Entire team just rocks and I am hoping that there will be Coke Kahani 2. I actually tried finding fault with the drama, but honestly couldn’t. Great job team Coke Kahani!!
Written by Sheeba Khan