Today’s episode of Goya was both disturbing and confusing. It is not uncommon for people to google their symptoms and self-diagnose and assume the worst, but what is incredible is their friends and family accepting this. Just like the lady doctor says, give the girl a sedative and take her to Karachi. Mohini’s mother is ridiculous at this point, I can hardly believe she is allowing her only child to literally pine away. Omar, Mr nice guy, is pretty cheerful about the whole situation and shrugs at the doctor saying “well that’s Mohini for you “ , he even has the lack of tact to call Zara in Mohini’s earshot.
Omar Hashmi just doesn’t seem to have matured at all. He is still accommodating to all and shows next to no initiative. Today’s episode reminded me of Appi’s words in Ullu Baray Furukht Nahi , “ Baaz Dafey Mard hona hee barri baat hothi Hai” .Sadly Mohini really bet on the wrong horse . Life is not easy and it simply isn’t enough to be pleasant or not to want to hurt anyone. At some point a person has to mean something or stand for something, which it seems Omar Hashmi is incapable of. I have to say Osman Khalid Butt has given a consistently good performance each week, portraying this rather weak character making him much more likable and accessible than he really is. Omar, it’s not Senior Hashmi you should be angry at, it’s you; but then Men in Pakistani dramas are not allowed, introspection that would be elitist.
Mohini’s is the most well thought out character in this entire serial and her actions and emotions are understandable. I am really impressed with Sana Javaid who has done this role complete justice. At this point I suppose poor Mohini seems to be fading fast but I wish it wasn’t so. Poetic as simply wasting away sounds, cancer is a horrible, excruciatingly painful death and I have heard that the opioid derived drugs which can combat this pain are unavailable in Pakistan. I hope by the next episode Mohini sees sense.
I am curious to know, how Omar Hashmi would deal with life if Mohini does survive. Are these three really going to live happily ever after? Would, thoroughly modern Zara be happy to live in such an arrangement? Omar would stand on his head if it kept everyone happy but I wonder if the fearless Mohini who worked as a reporter would put up with another woman in her husband’s life.
Meanwhile Rahat Hashmi and Zaib Un Nisa continue to torture me with their repetitive dialogues. I almost thought Rahat Hashmi might grow, or change after his stroke but just like his son the man is made of special stubborn miti.
This serial started off so well and for the most part it has been of much better quality than majority of the serials on ARY and Geo but the addition of this second wife track blunted the sharp edge somewhat. The Mohini and Omar we saw in the beginning were such a fabulous, fresh, modern young couple …I guess zamaney sey bardasht nahi huwa , they had to have this typical scond wife and Mazloom aurat stuff added.