Oh wow, we're already at episode 9 of Humsafar. It seems like it just started, but that tends to happen with dramas that you can't get enough of. I've been anxiously waiting for each new episode every week, and I haven't been disappointed thus far. Episode 9 was no exception.
At the beginning of the episode, I was pretty pissed with Khizar's (Noor Hassan) character. When he starts talking, he just doesn't stop! And complimenting Khirad (Mahira Khan) seems to be his favorite thing to do. No wonder Ashar (Fawad Khan) was getting so ticked off. The guy wouldn't shut up!
But after watching the scenes between him and Sarah (Naveen Waqar), I realized that it wasn't the poor guy's fault. He's just naturally annoying. Sarah is outspoken and rude, so she tells him in clear terms, "I don't like you," whereas Khirad, being naive and sweet, doesn't know how to tell him to leave her alone. As Baseerat Hussain (Behroz Sabzwari) said before he died, "Woh bahaut masoom hai. Mujhe darr hai ke koi uski masoomiyat ka faida na utha le." And it seems that he never spoke truer words, because I'm thinking that Khirad's innocence is what's going to be the death of her.
But never fear guys! Khizar isn't interested in Khirad, he's interested in Sarah. I haven't read the novel, so I have no idea what's going to happen next. I was fearing that what was going to happen was that Khizar would become interested in Khirad, and Ashar would become jealous, causing their relationship to fall apart. I was hoping that this wouldn't be the conflict, because it would be pretty predictable from the promos we've seen already. But luckily, as we found out today, Khizar already has his heart set on someone else. So the future of this story is still a mystery, which only adds to the excitement.
As well as all of this information about Khizar, we also got some insight on Ashar and Sarah's characters too. Ashar gets jealous really quickly; that much is evident from how angry he got every time Khizar complimented his wife. And he seems to lack communication skills. Judging by the way he ignored Khirad in today's episode, and from the way he is acting in the precap, Ashar doesn't seem to be very good at sorting out problems. He just gets angry and expects the other person to sort them out for him. This trait of his is probably going to play a key role in the future when the real story between him and Khirad starts.
The insight we got on Sarah's character has me confused though. She had only had two scenes this episode, but what I've managed to glean from them is that Sarah, while being madly in love with Ashar, is also a socialite who doesn't spend too much time dwelling on the past. She is still angry about Ashar and Khirad's relationship, but she's not spending all day wallowing in self-pity. Her character is a stark contrast from the impulsive Sarah I had managed to think up after watching the promos. I'm not sure how her character is going to play out in the coming episodes.
The rain scene was beautifully directed. Hats off to Sarmad Khoosat for the incredible picturization. Fawad and Mahira's expressions were spot-on, and the whole scene created such a romantic ambience that my cheeks literally hurt from smiling so wide!
Today I realized that all the romantic Ashar-Khirad scenes that we've seen from the promos have been shown. Does this mean that there's no romance in store for the future? Say it isn't so!
- Sarah AKA Noorie