Maya finally makes it to Pakistan, stares Asfand down, threats to take zoya in less than two days with her and then injures her foot, setting precedent for her to now stay longer in Karachi. The question on everyone’s mind (including Maya herself), will she actually make her relationship amend with Asfand ? Will she play a role in renovating Alfanso? Can Zoya with the help of Alfanso’s employees manage the renovation of restaurant and also amend her parent’s relationship in 15 days??? Oh and someone please explain to me why does Jugno uncle wants to learn German so badly? :P
The highlights of today’s episode were three scenes in particular for me.
1) As always it is such a treat to watch Nusrat Appa and Mutmain Uncles scenes. Their little quips and reflections are hilarious as ever. Nusrat Apa’s theory is that now that Maya is here, finally the ice will break between her and Asfand. Mutmain Uncle counter attacks her thoughts by reflecting on the fact that maybe the reason, why the restaurant failed to make any income was that Asfand refuses to charge his lady customers. This scene is particular had me rolling with laughter.
2) There was some very aesthetic beauty to the scene when Maya wakes up and touches Zoyas face in so much affection and then looks out the window to see Asfand drinking a cup of tea in the garden (only to choke on it after he realizes that Maya is watching him). Hey but we learned that Maya isn’t and wasn’t always this bitter. Just somewhere along the way, Asfand and her lost the touch of affection (as reflected by Zoyas conversation with her dad while playing chess).
3)Coke Kahani is supposed to be a light hearted comedy show, but today I was so moved by this scenes, that I was almost reduced to tears. When Maya turns the TV on and is shocked by violence plaguing our cities and our country, Zoya nonchalantly turns the TV off and announces to her mother that “mom yahan par yeh har rooz hota hai.” Have we become so immune to living in violence that nothing moves us anymore? Have we forgotten the value of life, or has life just become the cheapest thing in our homeland? Like Maya, many who live abroad or come to visit Pakistan are shocked at the utter cruelty, violence and vehemence that is so pandemic and has become a norm but what about people who live through this experience every day? Kabhi bijli nahi hai, CNG nahi hai, cell phone band hogain hain, youtube ban hai, cable tv strike par chala jata hai, aj idhar bomb dahmaka howa aur kaal udhar..no wonder Rayaan plans on running away.
The beauty of Coke Kahani is that without being over dramatic and using a sledgehammer approach it discusses these problems and not only that but also reflects on how we can make a difference and work on them. Charity begins at home and we need to change ourselves first, make our relationships better, strength our ties with each other, open up our mind to new ideas and let our youth take charge. And that is where Coke Kahani (piyar say CK) towers above all the giant missiles and heavy depression pills airing on TV.
Thank you MJ and team!
P.s. favorite lines time!
Nusrat Apa: Awaz main dard aur neeyat main sachai ho to toofan toot jata hai, maya to phir aik aurat hai
Mutmain Uncle : Yeh app siraf hamaray mamlay main hi nabeena hain, hamaray galay main jab bhi dard howa, app nay garam pani ka glass pakraya aur ghararay kara diye
Nusrat Apa: beechari atay hi phisal gai
Asfand: ji mujhe dekhte hi
Mutmain Uncle : Yeh bhi ho sakta hai kay Asfand Sahab apna pair torwaa kar doosray bistar par bayth jain
Mutmain Uncle : Koi baat nahi Asfand kay sath rahoo gi to mirchoo ki addaat par jai gi
Nusrat Ap: Asfand Mujhe behan kehta hi nahi hai, samjhta bhi hai
Mutmain Uncle : haan is umar main hamain bhi koi aatiraz nahi hai :P
Mutmain Uncle : in ka restaurant isi nahi chalta, bahi sahib kay dil main ariyaan chalti hain, khwateen sain paisay mangtay howay
Written by Basanti