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.
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!
Writer: Mustafa Afridi
Director: Siraj ul Haq
Actors: Ahmed Ali, Yumna Zaidi and Anum Ahmed
It’s been a year since I have started dreading Monday nights. Mann Mayal and Sanam have both been really horrendous. With stellar star cast and well known writer/director combo, both these serials turned out to be huge disappointments. So when I found out about Yeh Raha Dil I decided to give it a chance because it did not boast of any big stars. All it had going in its way was the name of the writer : Mustafa Afridi. Unfortunately his only work that I had seen so far was Sang E marmar and from the promos, this serial looked poles apart. So with zero expectations, I started watching the serial and since then have been pleasantly surprised.
Yeh raha dil is adapted from a well known Korean serial but its been presented in such a way that it looks like a complete pakistani project. The look of all the characters, their relationships with each other and their dialogues are all very Desi to say the least.
*Spoiler Alert *
Now, let’s come to the story. It’s about a young, bubbly, happy go lucky Hayat (Yumna Zaidi) who aspires to be a writer. She lives alone in her mansion as her father abandoned them after her parents divorced when she was young and her mother died a few years ago. So she does have property but in terms of cash, she is completely broke. She depends a lot on her best friend, salman, who happens to be in financial trouble himself. Salman and his wife ‘gift’ Hayat a trip to Nepal on her birthday. On the otherhand, there is Zaki (ahmed Ali) who is head over heals in love with the very beautiful nida (anum ahmed). Zaki is the only son of his rich parents and although he is very spoilt, he is gentle and kind. Zaki’s father thinks Zaki and nida might not be a good match and rejects the Idea completely. Zaki being used to having his own way decides to just pack his bags and leave for Nepal.
As of now, Zaki and Hayat have become good friends. Nida is jealous of Hayat. And in amidst all this, salman has conned hayat and has sold her house to Zaki’s dad before absconding with his wife.
Yeh raha dil has surprised me pleasantly in more ways than one. All the actors are complete naturals and they fit their roles like hand in glove. The dialogues are a treat and comedy is just right, never on the top or cheap. The story is like a breath of fresh air… No saas bahu emotional dramey bazi and older people are also shown to love their spouses in a way which is not only relatable but also very cute.
So far the drama has been really good. It does not boast of any big names like may Ali or hamza Ali Abbas but it has far more substance than a lot of serials that we seen in recent times. Plus, it’s not preachy and not a form of protest against any social issue. Just a light romantic comedy, done the right way.