THE WEEK THAT WAS
Rubaru tha Ishq | Geo TV, Fridays 8.00 pm
Wahaj (Ali Abbas) is a tough police officer but a softie where his sister Ayaan (Sanam Chaudhry) is concerned. Nevertheless, both of them are evil. When lovebirds Almeer (Danish Taimoor) and Salwa (Ushna Shah) were getting married, Ayaan who was at the sad end of the love triangle, got a hold of her brother’s gun and shot at the baraat, managing to kill Salwa’s father.
Wahaj twists the police investigations so that everyone believes that Almeer’s brother killed Salwa’s father, so that he ends up in jail while Salwa and Almeer’s nikah is annulled and Almeer is free to be manipulated into marriage by Ayaan. Wahaj marries the unhappy Salwa who is forced into oblivion as Almeer is clueless about her existence while Ayaan lies to him that Salwa got married and lives abroad. Obviously nobody owns a cell phone.
Ghar Titli Ka Par | Geo TV, Thursdays 8.00 pm
After husband Azir (Shehzad Sheikh) throws Shafaq (Aiman Khan) out of his house due to a misunderstanding, the despicable Anji continues to live with her best friend’s husband in his house, giving two hoots to what the servants and neighbours make of it.
When Anji’s husband Aftab (Ali Ansari) finds about the cosy arrangement, he refuses to divorce her so she can’t marry Azir. Shafaq’s sister-in-law Erum (Yashma Gill) tells Azir that Shafaq is expecting. He rejoices at becoming a father and vows to take the child away from Shafaq when it is born and marry Anji who is busy planning her next cunning move.
What To Watch Out For
Visaal | ARY Digital, Saturdays 9.00pm
After Naheed (Saboor Aly) could no longer stand her husband Akram’s (Zahid Ahmad) blackmail and coercion to convince her best friend Pari (Hania Amir) to marry him, Naheed could only think of one way out — killing Akram and herself. Akram confesses his false identity over dinner that she has added rat poison to, and we see the couple collapse at the dinner table. The crafty Akram drinks a jugful of water so that he survives while Naheed dies in the hospital.
The police discover a letter written by Naheed to Pari where she confesses her crime that destroyed Pari’s life, and how she was being blackmailed by Akram. The police investigation continues as both Naheed’s parents and Pari are shattered over the unfortunate turn of events but now know exactly what a con-artist Akram is.
Published in Dawn, ICON, September 2nd, 2018