Muqabil (review) Episode 20

Edited by Warda Moeed Siddiqui

Intense dialogues, powerful performances and great chemistry from all the actors make Muqabil a treat to watch for all the viewers.
I am assuming the serial will be wrapped up in next 4-5 episodes and the makers are taking their sweet time to build up the climax.

The latest episode was slow and hardly had any development to the story but I think it was an important episode nonetheless. It was quite important to show how each character feels towards the current situation. The conversations between the Pareesa and Mehmood as well as the conversations between Arman and Mehmood were very intense and greatly depended on impeccable performances by three main characters. Of course I was hoping Arman would just blurt out the truth but he didn’t. Probably because the makers want to leave that till the very end.

First lets talk about the best thing not only about this episode but also this whole serial: Asif Reza Mir. Asif Reza mir is one of the best actors, Pakistani drama industry has churned out since its inception. His innocent face and the way the sweat beads start showing on his forehead every time he is confronted, shows his calibre and how deeply he gets involved in the character. I loved the scene where Shah sb was telling him about hell… his emotional eye expressions were far more better than other actor’s dialogue delivery.
Now coming to the worst parts of the episode:

The language Arman used for Pareesa! I know Arman is angry with Pareesa because he feels betrayed. He thinks Pareesa has merely used him to avenge what his father did to her. But it baffled me the way he expressed all that. I hope he will be able to control his emotions and make better decisions.The way Shehnaz made Pareesa leave. Which mother would do that?

Although I loved last night’s episode, I’m hoping there will be some progress in the storyline of next episode. I think it’s really important for Arman and Pareesa to find a solution for this… And of course hoping that solution will keep them together.
Team arman-Pareesa 😉

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Fahad Mustafa might be a great actor and host but I have always hated the drama serials produced by him. Muqabil is surely changing that opinion of mine about him.

Pareesa is now married to arman and arman is making it clear how smitten he is by her. Pareesa being a victim of child abuse is scared of being touched and she tells arman that they can only stay in the marriage as friends and not like a normal married couple. Arman assumes that Pareesa might have been in love with someone else and that’s why she does not want to be intimate with him. On the other hand, no matter how strong Pareesa tries to pretend to be, she is extremely affected by the way she was violated as a child. Arman, being the good person he tries his best to make Pareesa comfortable with him. Mehmood over hears a conversation between the two of them and finds out the dynamics of their relationship. It makes him feel even more guilty (which of course is not enough). Arman has gained Pareesa’s trust and she realises she has found the perfect partner. She now wants to have a normal relationship with him but she is scarred emotionally. But she does ask arman to leave her and lead a normal life because he deserves better in life. I just loved arman tells her that he will not back off and will stay with her.

I’m in love with this serial. It’s actually my favourite of this season. I love how characters are being developed through out. I really like how Shehnaz has changed over time and has started feeling guilty for things going wrong in Pareesa’s life. Also the way they have shown the caring side of Pareesa is awesome. She might seem aloof and lost in her own world but she knows what is going on in every one’s life.

All the actors are doing great in their respective roles. Mohsin Abbas is a talent power house. Just love his expressions. Kubra khan can be a little monotonous at times but she has still done a better job than most actresses her age. Saba hameed and asif reza mir are natural and I often forget I’m watching a drama while watching their scenes.

I’m loving this serial. Are you watching too?