Last Sunday episode 9 of the drama Hum Kahan Ke Sachay Thay went on-air. It was an exceptionally strong episode and the turning point for the whole drama. But one thing is sure that we all knew, this episode will lead to Mashal’s death. Kudos to director Farooq Rind, who has kept the story engaging and captivating. Also if the story was not a novel adaption, people would not have known that Mashal will die in the upcoming episode.
The direction is amazing. The way the revelation scene of Mashal’s death was unveiled. One door opens and the other characters’ expressions are shown. Everyone has a different reaction and you keep guessing what has happened. Most of the episode was silent and without dialogues. The brilliant actors delivered everything with their expressions. Even the scene of the funeral was also completely mute, where Nani refused to take the call from Saleha after seeing Shagufta’s face showing disapproval.
Aswad’s character played by Usman Mukhtar seems to be very flawed. He is not your regular honourable hero. He is one twisted character, same as the way her family members Nani, Tahir mamu, his mother Saleha is depicted. He is also one of them. At one point he’s shown guilty of not taking calls from Mashal, but then on the other hand he remembers what Mashal said about his mother. Further, he was also blaming his mother for Mashal’s death.
The hatred that Mashal’s family holds for Mehreen is unbelievable. Tahir and Shagufta is after Mehreen to get her arrested for their daughter’s murder. Nani also seemed to be really on the side of his son and daughter-in-law, even not supporting her own daughter.
Mashal will be missed and although our heart goes out to Mehreen, her defiance is such (true to character) that we feel for her, yet, wonder what really happened between the two cousins before the curtain dropped! This entire episode beautifully showed how each & every one of them contributed to the tragic ending met by Mashal. Shagufta has also played her part, but it is unfortunate that she will never come to a realization of how undue comparisons put so much burden on Mashal.