Review of Ashk by GEO TV – Episode 6
Written by Zafar Mairaj
Directed by Sarmad Khoosat
Produced By:Abdullah Kadwani & HuJuneun Saeed
Cast:Fawad Afzal Khan,Resham,Neelam Munir,Seemi Raheel,Sohail Sameer,Mehreen Raheel,Mohsin Gilani,Shafqat Cheema,Irfan Khoosat,Zamurd khan,Tipu Yurguc Sharif & Imran Bukhar
“Main sab kuch bardasht kar sakti hoon. Laikin apni muhabbat share nahin kar sakti.”
As Madiha opened the window and started howling, I thought the stitch in my side would burst from laughing helplessly. Lady, you love him. You do not mind him marrying anyone else, but you cannot ‘share your love’. Honestly, as Bedi Singh said, “Khuda nay tumhain bari complicated mitti say banaya hai.” Something tells me Madiha is just about to get her wish in life – that Rohail suffers from a loveless marriage, and only she receives his ‘true love’. This Madiha-Bedi Singh scene was probably the best scene of the entire episode, which just about tells you how banal the episode was.
Yes, I am totally MAD! Why do the ‘real’ best scenes turn out to be figments of the characters’ imagination? WHY? I found myself smiling silly at the cute Rohail-Zaibu scene, especially when he brandished the toy at her. Finally, I thought, comes the chemistry and the “Ishq” we have all been waiting for. But as usual (and typical of this serial), it was only Rohail’s dream. Loads of “Ashk” for us!
With the wedding that just would not get over to the antics of Bilal and Deenga, this was one episode that easily merited a hand on the forward button. The only saving grace were the Deenga-Mehru confrontations as well as the character of Irfan Khoosat, who makes a lot more sense than many of the characters in the drama serial. Oh, and before I forget, how come the “nai’s son” is a “bawarchi”?
I honestly feel the main issue with today’s episode was editing – what was the entire point of putting in short, choppy scenes of Madiha and Bedi Singh in between the wedding ones? If anything, they only broke whatever tempo there was between the scenes. Also, Turkey is only a couple of hours behind Pakistan. So how come it was early dawn in Turkey while it was late night in Pakistan?
Sigh! Thanks to the promos, we already knew what would become of Rohail and Zaibu’s marriage at least on the wedding day itself. Now, let’s see if the story further intrigues us. For now, sorry Ashkians, but this episode just didn’t work – it had potential but the overly long wedding scenes and the giveaway promo just about spoiled it all.
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