“Mere Humsafar” is an interesting show that has amassed a large fan following due to Farhan Saeed and Hania Amir’s chemistry as Hamza and Hala. That being said, at the present juncture, the story has been dragging for weeks now and, quite honestly, we are tired of seeing Hala abused and mistreated for no real reason at all. “Mere Humsafar” also stars Saba Hameed, Wasim Abbas, Tara Mehmood, Zoya Nasir, Omer Shehzad, Samina Ahmed, Aly Khan and others in prominent roles. The story has been written by Saira Raza and directed by Qasim Ali Mureed.
Two major things happen in episode 30, the first being Khurram (Omer Shehzad) being exposed. At one time, one may have gotten some sort of pleasure at seeing his true face come out – but this is not that time. Currently, after all the chaos that has occurred, Khurram has oddly become Hala’s only confidant and supporter in the household. He is genuinely sorry for his behavior and wants to make his relationship with Sameen (Zoya Nasir) work now and so this twist, though it was bound to come out regardless, is most unwelcome.
The second major occurrence is that when all the mud-slinging occurs, Nafees (Aly Khan) finally takes a stand for Hala (Hania Amir). It seems even Nafees, who deserves an award for negligent father of the century, has reached his breaking point. Nafees has been as negligent as a father could be, sending money as a replacement for himself while he carried on with his new, happy family (which includes three other children!). However, he pacified himself, thinking his mother was taking good care of his daughter and Hala was growing up in the lap of luxury. It is only now that he’s discovering that not a cent of his money ever went towards Hala at all and his daughter was treated worse than household help. And while none of this excuses Nafees’ behavior in any which way, it sheds light on why he is suddenly standing up and defending his daughter, realizing that he has committed a huge mistake by trusting his own family with his little girl.
Honestly, the less said about the less said about Hamza (Farhan Saeed) and Hala’s relationship at present, the better. Hamza has lost all the praise he earned over the bulk of episodes with his heartless, uncaring nature towards Hala. Even when he asks the right questions – “Why didn’t you tell me the truth?” –, he does not sit around or wait to actually hear the answer. He does not care to hear the answer, wound up inside his own head, and this is frustrating.
The performances in this episode that stand out are those of Omer Shehzad, Zoya Nasir and Aly Khan. Hania Amir and Farhan Saeed have been consistently performing well, but the fact that their characters are staying in the same room and still unable to communicate effectively is growing tedious. They have all the privacy in the world and Hala could, at any point, explain herself – and he could listen….and yet, they have not had that needed conversation. It’s not clear how many episodes are left, but it would be great if “Mere Humsafar” could end on a high note with some strong final episodes…..and an ending where Shah Jahan (Saba Hameed) is not excused for her extreme abuse.