Yeh raha dil (review) Episode 10-13

Oh yes, I’m so in love with this serial!

Yeh Raha Dil is definitely just how romantic comedy should be done. It’s very emotional but at the same time intimate, vulnerable and funny. And to top it off, great performances.

So a lot has happened since I last reviewed/recapped Yeh Raha Dil.

Afaq is still trying to win hayat’s heart. Now that hayat has refused to get any help from her estranged father, Afaq is now trying ways to win over Nida so that she agrees to give up Hayat Villa.

Hayat has been able to secure her job back at the school she used to work before. But now there is a new recruit that she has to compete with. Although, the new entrant Hassan is quite boring, I quite enjoy his scenes as it brings out the cute bubbly Hayat back.

Finally, Zaki has confessed his love to Hayat and I must say I was pleasantly surprised when hayat tries to reprimand Zaki and reminds Zaki how hopelessly he had been in love with nida. So she is not there to steal someone’s man. That’s like a breath of fresh hair.

Nida is still very insecure. Now that she is quite sure that Zaki is interested in hayat and not her, she is determined to win Zaki over once again. And our Zaki has just made a blunder of telling Jimmy that he is no more keen in marrying nida.

The serial is going at a very reasonable pace. The chemistry between ahmed Ali and Yumna Zaidi is undeniable. They look very cute togather and finally there is a couple on screen which values their friendship a lot.

On the whole, Yeh raha dil is a beautiful serial. It has all the ingredients of a perfect rom-com: the cute future couple, comedy, complications and the sweetest confession of love I have seen in years.

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Yakeen ka safar (review) Episode 1

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Written by: Farhat ishtiaq

Directed by: Shahzad Kashmiri

Cast:

Sajal Ali, Ahad Reza mir, Shaz Khan, Hira Salman

I have been waiting for a while for this serial. The main reason being that I have read the novel ‘woh yakeen ka naya safar’ several years ago and fell in love with the romance between Dr asfand and Dr zubia. I recently read it again only because it was getting difficult for me to wait for it to start. However it’s going to be difficult but I will try my best not to compare the serial with the novel because Farhat ishtiaq herself announced on her fan page that although the serial is based in the novel, the serial will be a lot more detailed.

The first episode showed three girls from three completely different backgrounds.

  1. Noori is an educated girl in a village called Rab Nawaz Village. She is a school teacher is considered very ambitious due to the Conservative environment in the village. She is abducted and like a lot of men in pakistan, her father blames her for this. He is embarrassed and does not want to go the police because he thinks that he will become the laughing stock for everyone for letting his daughter pursue her dreams.
  2. The second one is zubia (Sajal Ali) who lives in karachi. Her father (Ehteshamuddin) is a very conservative patriarch. Her mother (fazeela qazi) has recently passed away and zubia is devastated. Her father is unable to understand the gravity of the situation as he never valued his wife ever in her life and is only doing rituals sans any emotions. Zubia’s Khala, Mahjabeen (Huma nawab) tries consoling her and also tells her brother and bhabi to take extra care of zubia as she was very close to her deceased mother. Her father, on the other hand, although considers himself very religious but he lets no chance go by where he can other people’s feelings.
  3. Finally is the beautiful Gaiti (Hira Salman) who is getting married to Daniyal (Shaz Khan) after a six year long engagement period. Daniyal was in England during this time, studying to become a lawyer. Daniyal is Gaiti’s cousin and it seems her younger sister  is also engaged to Daniyal’s younger brother Asfand who is pursuing his mbbs currently. This track was the only relief during this high intensity episode.

Over all, I quite enjoyed the first episode. Every one looks good for their roles. Sajal Ali and Hira salman look beautiful. But as far as the performance goes, Sajal Ali was definitely the best. When the serial was announced and I found out the Sajal Ali will be playing the role of Dr zubia, I wasn’t completely convinced but her performance in the first episode was beyond awesome and I’m glad she was chosen for this role.

Did any of watch the first episode?

Yeh Raha Dil (review) Episode 8-9

I’m so glad I’m watching this serial. The name suggests that it would be a hopelessly romantic story with cheesy dialogues and cringy display of affection. But I’m so glad I’ve been proven wrong. At the core, Yeh raha dil is a romantic serials but there is so much more to it than just that. It’s about emotions,  relationships and family. It’s about problems that people do face in real.

Nida’s parents have reached karachi to meet zaki and give their blessings. Nida’s decides to take her parents to see the house that zaki’s parents have bought for his restaurant. Although zaki’s thinks it’s a horrible idea as hayati is there but still agrees. On reaching there, Nida’s father realizes that its the house where he used to live with his wife and daughter. On enquiring from zaki, it’s confirmed to him to hayat is indeed his daughter. On seeing her father after 20 years, hayat faints. Afaq, her father, starts feeling guilty on knowing the hardships she is going through and takes her to a hotel. Later zaki convinces her to meet her dad and speak to him but she is not willing to forgive him. She makes it clear to him that there is no space for him in her life. Although Afaq tries to explain that there is a side of story that she does not know about but hayat does not give him a chance.

On the other hand, Nida is feeling insecure. Not only she feels zaki cares about hayat a bit too much, now hayat has also turned out to be her step sister. She is furious to say the least.

Personally I loved two scenes the most in the last episode: one where Afaq and hayat were having a conversation due to the emotional content and the other one where haroon and zaki were talking to each other. It was so nice how haroon hinted that zaki might have started liking hayat and that might be the reason why he is getting so involved in the whole issue.

The last two episodes were very emotional but done just right. It’s amazing how I as a viewer have been able to create a relationship with all the characters and I can feel the pain of each one of them. Yumna Zaidi is doing a tremendous job in this serial. While she did an absolutely awesome job with the comedy scenes in the initial episodes, she is totally nailing the emotional sequences now. All the other actors are doing well too. Each one fits perfectly in their roles and I must give credit to the person who chose these actors for these characters.

I’m already waiting for the next episode!