Sange Mar Mar episode 24 review
So has Shireen has chosen the path of darkness? This episode Shireen gave into her deepest desire: a dream she had cherished since childhood. It cannot have been an easy childhood and as an orphan she probably found a lot of solace in the imaginary friend and lover she had created out of Aurang’s memories. However the truth is she really doesn’t know Aurang ,and Palwasha does.
Again I want to give a round of applause to Mustafa Afridi for putting this moral dilemma fair and square on Shireen’s shoulders. Shireen cannot blame anyone, not Daji, not her kismet not her wicked bhabi, right or wrong is entirely her choice. I think this is a big turning point many people face: after being a victim for so long and accepting the whims of others and whatever the tides of fate brought her ,Shireen feels she is owed something. Her friend Durkhaney maybe loyal but she is often the root of a lot of problems for Shireen and her advice that Shireen owed Palwasha nothing,was spectacularly bad .When fate deals us a bad hand it’s easy for people to put their principles aside and start negotiating between themselves and God to justify their own nafs ki Khawhish. They say it’s darkest before the dawn and there is always one more test. . Despite the fact that Sharmeen Ali and Mikaal Zulfikaar have zero chemistry, the story says they are in love, and Shireen has no right to come between them.
I found Palwasha’s letter chilling and Shireen’s choice may well have put Gulistan Khan’s last son in mortal danger. Tora is unlikely to take this slight sitting down; he has murdered three people already and has little to lose by a fourth. Tora will never let this slight to his beloved sister go.
The best scenes today were between Mikaal and Noman Ejaz , that was such a wonderful goodbye scene and brought tears to my eyes . The hesitance, the leave taking, the running back and the fear in a father’s eyes were all brilliantly done. I even felt bad for beychari Palwasha, who has done absolutely no harm to anyone, and is perhaps the least blameless of the entire cast of characters after Shamim.
A word about Bano . I wonder what kind of idiot she is . so many deaths , so many disappointments have not changed her . She is like a rock on whom nothing makes a mark . According to GK she was always like this tez and jumping to conclusions . She is miserable married to Tora but I am now thinking she would never be happy anywhere , her nature is very self absorbed . She doesn’t care about any of her brothers and always made trouble for them rather than caring for their feelings. Once Tora finds his plans thwarted again I wonder whether it will be Bano or Aurang he kills ?
There is some deep psychology behind Gulistan Khan’s hate of music and especially dance which is beyond religion. I hope we get to find out, but nothing justifies his cruel treatment of Tora’s mother. Last week’s promo promised some secrets would be shared, which were not, so I am not so sure about this week’s promo can be trusted either. This is such a great serial that I don’t want to criticize it but I can see a little serial stretching coming on. There was a lot of soaring background music and some of the scenes were a bit long but the story is working so I am hoping that HUM TV doesn’t ruin it.
Meanwhile Durkhaney’s husband to be seems so excited to marry her that he isn’t too worried his own mother slipped and almost broke her back on their new marble bathroom. I love the little ironies in those scenes :the jealous mother in law who couldn’t wait to use her daughter in law’s new bathroom, and slipped, or Durkhaney’s foolish mother who thinks that praying for someone’s death is fine .She doesn’t realise how much work her daughter will have to do to care for a disabled mother in law ?
We didn’t see much of the wicked witch of the east aka Pari Bhabi (played with mean brilliance by Kaif Ghazanavi) nor did we see much of Tora , but the storm clouds are gathering , let’s see what happens next week . This week was a little stretched and slower but nothing that detracted from the overall excellence of this fascinating serial. There was some great acting from all especially Kubra Khan, Sharmeen Ali and Mikaal Zulfikar. Sania Saeed and Noman Ejaz are just flawless each week and the backbone of this story. Thank You Saife Hassan and Mustafa Afridi ,for this wonderful serial !