Kashf, a tv show starring Hira Mani and Junaid Khan, is currently thriving on their romance. Directed by Danish Nawaz and written by Imran Nazir, the tv show revolves around a girl named Kashf who comes from a lower middle-class family. Her father (Waseem Abbas) is a good-for-nothing patriarch whose useless ways have put the family into financial disrepair. Kashf is engaged to her cousin Wajdaan (Junaid Khan) whose family does slightly economically better than Kashf’s.
In this episode, Kashf goes to sit at Matiuallah’s (Saleem Mairaj) astaana a place where Matiullah has asked her to ‘help out’ people with her dreams. Kashf dreams of things before they happen and she is not really in control of this power. Kashf, at the astaana, advises everyone to pray and have faith in God. This disturbs Matiullah and it also annoys the ‘customers’ who have paid Matiullah money to find solutions to their problems.
Wajdaan comes to the rescue as he tells off the people getting angry at Kashf and also forces Matiullah to apologize to her. Kashf also finds out that her mother has been working as a cleaner some place in order to make ends meet. Kashf’s father is a gambler so he spends all of the hard-earned money of the house in his games.
The annoying part about Kashf’s character is how she is unconditionally defensive and loyal to her good-for-nothing father. While she is a dutiful daughter and rightly loves her mother, her attitude towards her father is truly baffling. Do human beings like this exist? I don’t think they do. They might call upon God to take matter into His hands but would they continue being affectionate towards a man who is ready to sell his own daughter?
But I’m guessing that as tv shows these days are progressing – there does come a time when the protagonist just loses it and claps it back. I’m definitely waiting for this to happen!
My favourite part about this episode was the chemistry and romance between Hira and Junaid. They meet on top of their houses and Wajdaan pleads his lady love to continue meeting her. This is all great and I love it. But the annoying thorn in the side is Zoya (Sabeena Farooq), Kashf’s younger sister who has her sights set on Wajdaan. Let’s see how the rest of the episodes shape up. So far things are plodding along ever so slightly and Hira and Junaid’s romance is definitely the high-point of the episode.