THE WEEK THAT WAS
Mere Khudaya | ARY, Saturdays 8.00pm
In action-packed episode this week — not that Samina Aijaz’s story ever lost pace — as finally Aleena (Zubab Rana) meets her nemesis. When she refuses to fulfil the van driver Sajid (Shahood Alvi)’s desire to go to a vacant house with him for the second time, as per his threat he sends Aleena’s racy photographs and videos to her brother Kashif (Paras Masroor) ... and all hell breaks loose. As Paras tries to strangle Aleena, in walks her fiancé Waseem and his mum. Unable to come to terms with the situation, Kashif is hospitalised where he dies and Waseem rejects Aleena. On the other hand, Mehek (Saboor Ali) faces another challenge when her husband Qasim (Hassan Niazi) brings home his girlfriend and tells Mehek never to try and come between them. Aleena’s fate is anybody’s guess but will Mehek’s miserable situation become any better?
What To Watch Out For
Tajdeed-i-Wafa | Hum TV, Sundays 8.00pm
Written by Samira Fazal and directed by Ilyas Kashmiri, the story dealing with domestic issues is tackled in a lighter vein and revolves round spouses, their parents and kids. Neha (Naveen Waqar) and Asher (Haroon Rashid) are a married couple squabbling over day-to-day issues involving their kids. Asher’s younger brother Arsal (Ahmed Ali Akbar) who loves Hareem (Ainy Jaffery) has issues with his father (Abid Ali) who is a bit of a pain both as a husband and a father, sticking his nose in and criticising everything.
Meanwhile, Hareem has problems with her overly strict mum Madam Sheba Jamal (Laila Zuberi), a school principal. She confiscates Hareem’s cell phone and arranges tuition classes for her daughter so now Hareem has no time to meet Arsal who can’t do without meeting her every day. When he calls Hareem on her mobile Arsal finds himself talking to Madam Sheba Jamal, his ex-principal who used to catch all his pranks in school. Under these circumstances, he hardly stands a chance.
Published in Dawn, ICON, October 7th, 2018