Bin RoyeEpisode 9 review
Bin Roye was never going to be perfect, with a revolving door of directors and a story that had already been told with much fanfare on the big screen, it was bound to invite criticism. The logic of making both a movie and a drama escapes me but it could have worked if Bin Roye had been an intricate story with many side tracks that the movie had ignored .However unlike Farhat Ishtiaq’s wonderful Dayar e Dil this was story has a static cast of characters with no development arcs to keep it interesting. There are some people who keep up a constant stream of Mahira Khan criticism and being a tolerant person I sit and listen to critics who long for “stars” and cannot see either her or any of our TV actors as such. Well for me only a star could keep the public’s interest in a drama that is a patchwork of mediocrity and excellence in equal parts.
I was late watching this week’s episode but it was worth it if only for the Mahira Khan scenes. Armeena Rana and Humayoon Saeed may both be good actors individually but their relationship looks very fake on screen. Saba and Saman gel well as sisters, while Saba and Irtiza’s scenes have all the energy. I felt really sorry for Amir, he is a good guy and he is stuck in Irtiza’s shadow. Again I wanted to say move on Saba, Move on, let Irtiza and Saman get on with their lives. The saddest scenes were Saba apologizing to Irtiza, despite the complete ridiculousness of the whole situation, they just made me cry. That was the one highlight for me. On a side note Adnan Malik was actually quite watchable in this episode and I am beginning to think about getting a psychological evaluation because I actually didn’t hate him in this week’s episode of Dil Banjara either.
Meanwhile we see the parallel Sonia and her prize Safeer are also getting along and playing with their baby. Why, we are being shown this comparison is not making much sense to me but I guess the makers had space and time to fill. The dialogues are getting repetitive, even within the same conversation the actors echo or repeat each other … “yeh acha Hai …. Han yeh acha Hai “etc. The worst parts are always Sonia and Safeer who seem to be made out of cardboard.
Farhat Ishtiaq’s strongest suit has always been her powerful stories; the touching scenes and situations that only she can give so much meaning too, but her dialogues sometimes fall short of carrying the story forward. The key word is sometimes. Haissem Hussain is one of our industries best directors and for an obsessive drama fan like me it’s easy to tell where his work begins and ends. Shehzad Kashmiri is also a good director and has given us some good serials to watch but it’s just like that old truism every darzi throws at me when I take a kameez for altering … “Baji naeey Kameez leyley, purani kameez teek karna mushkil hai.” So having decided to accept the uneven quality and choppy editing, I will keep watching because I guess I cannot help myself . I will keep looking for the best amongst the ordinary.