Wow!I'm really not sure how to start today's review. The newest episode of Sirat-e-Mustaqeem has left me kind of speechless. Boy, oh boy! I was on the edge of my seat during the entire episode. This has got to be the first episode that was completely serious with no funny scenes in it. Well, that was to be expected. Episode 9 was totally intense! Mahjabeen took the courage to run away with Mustaqeem on the night she was about to get married- Mustaqeem's mother(Fatima) tried her best to stand up for Mustaqeem- Hajji Sahab threatened to divorce Fatima- Hajji Sahab refused to let Mahjabeen stay with them- Mustaqeem and Mahjabeen were kicked out of the house- Mustaqeem and Mahjabeen went to a railway station to run away but were separated and Rufi got married to Shanzay. So again, a whole lot happened!
My favorite part of the episode has to be the courage Fatima,Mustaqeem and Mahjabeen showed. Mahjabeen showed courage by running away during the difficult circumstances and Fatima showed courage by speaking up for the truth and standing up for her son which is definitely very commendable when we know she's doing it all against Hajji Sahab. Mustaqeem was very brave in this episode. He actually stood up against his father and decided not to make a wrong decision by leaving Mahjabeen (a mistake his father made by leaving Mahjabeen's mother but Mustaqeem doesn't know that). I loved the fact that everyone finally did all that took to make life better for Mustaqeem and Mahjabeen.
I could not believe that Hajji Sahab could be so mean and heartless. He is already guilty about what he did to Mahjabeen's mother, why doesn't he just help his son and Mahjabeen out. He only cares about his 'Izzat'! Seriously? That's all he thinks about. And that is the reason he stepped back and betrayed Mahjabeen's mother right on the day of 'Nikah'. I am so mad at him! I hope he learns a lesson or two soon. What made me really mad was that he didn't think twice about threatening Fatima when she stood up for Mustaqeem and Mahjabeen. He threatened to divorce her right there if she helped him any further! That made me very angry! He's definitely on my top-hate list for Sirat-e-Mustaqeem, along with Rufi.
I absolutely loved Fatima in today's episode! She was brilliant! She has always been brilliant but today, she did a "WOW!" job!She wasn't the only one though. Everyone else was great as well! The two people I always name, Firdous Jamal and Sami Khan are wonderful and are natural at playing roles of Hajji Sahab and Mustaqeem. These two are the perfect choice for the roles. Great job!
I feel sadder and sadder for Abida after each episode. 'Uss bechari ke saath buhat ziyadti ho rahi hai'. That Rufi got married! Abida will be heart broken when she finds out. And she really wanted to help Mustaqeem but couldn't do that. She knew things would turn out ugly so she helped by giving Mustaqeem her ring. That was so sweet! Another person I felt sad for was Mahjabeen's mother. It's so unfair that she has to live miserably because of what happened to her. And none of it was her fault. I feel really bad for her.
There were a couple things that confused me. How did Fatima know that Mahjabeen's mother was the one who was betrayed by Hajji Sahab in the past? I didn't understand that. And she said it so confidently, like she knew for sure that she was the woman who suffered because of Hajji Sahab. And another this was that why was Javed so happy after pushing Mustaqeem into the train? He has that satisfied look on his face and he was smiling! How?! In that situation where Mahjabeen was doomed for sure? That makes me think he's evil or something. It was very strange for me.
Overall, I loved today's episode! It was very intense, but very good. I had tons of predictions about Sirat-e-Mustaqeem from the OST and the promos but the story turned out completely different. But I am loving it anyway! There's this thing about Sirat-e-Mustaqeem. The end of each episode keeps me waiting for the next episode every time. Everyone has worked very hard making this serial what it is, I'm sure of it. Hats off to the whole team! I absolutely love this serial.
Written By Ghada Qaiser~ :)