The punishment continues for Abeer in “Baddua,” a story that revolves entirely around a “bad” woman and divine intervention coming her way. Starring Amar Khan, Muneeb Butt, Maryam Noor, Osama Tahir and many others, the story has been written by Sameena Aijaz and directed by Ramish Rizvi. At the beginning of the show, Abeer is seen as a flirt, a woman who uses men for personal gain, always looking for the better option. She is also selfish. Still, one can give Abeer this much credit – she appeared to be genuine in her marriage to Junaid (Muneeb Butt), trying to be a good wife….at least until her past was revealed, at which point, she began to unravel.
Now in episode 26, Abeer (Amar Khan) has been sent back home, removed from Junaid’s (Muneeb Butt). While Junaid is planning his next marriage (which appears to have some ulterior motive attached), Abeer is stuck in the cycle of her own self-created chaos. Neelam (Maryam Noor) continues to be enemy number one for Abeer, though Neelam and Affan (Osama Tahir) have moved on in life and do not give her a second thought. The story isn’t really moving forward much at this point and the only notable moment in the episode is during Falak’s wedding when Abeer is spotted by an acquaintance who knows about Abeer’s past. Due to this, the wedding is stopped, leaving Abeer’s family distraught. While we certainly feel sympathy for them, what was the need to lie about only having one daughter? What was the need for Abeer to trudge through the event openly when she was told to stay in her room? The entire scenario is unnecessary and while Abeer’s behavior has always been atrocious, Abeers’ family disowned her for wanting to marry the man of her choice. Is this really such a big deal? From that day forward, her father has refused to acknowledge her as his daughter while declaring himself and his beloved Falak to be the world’s most “pure,” decent individuals. All of this is a bit too much to digest.
At the present juncture, Abeer is now using her ex-boyfriend, Umair, to get back at Neelam – but unknown to her, he is also playing his own game of revenge. Is there anything particularly interesting about “Baddua”? Maryam Noor & Osama Tahir’s storyline appeared to be very cute initially, but they’ve had little to do in terms of story other than doubt each other and make up, rinse and repeat. Honestly, the entire cast is too talented for the way the story is playing out, which is quite repetitive. It’s possible to skip 2-3 episodes at a time and still understand exactly what is happening – and this is not a good sign.