Mirza Zain Baig, Hajra Yamin and Azekah Daniel are not only an underrated trio, but Hajra Yamin and Azekah Daniel are half of Mirza Zain Baig’s two best pairings. Coming on the heels of both “Aas” with Hajra Yamin and “Malaal E Yaar” with Azekah Daniel, fans of Mirza Zain Baig looked forward to seeing the actor paired with these two ladies once again. Taking into account the quality of shows these actors usually sign, one would be led to believe that their involvement would be a sure-fire indicator of quality. Written by Maimona Aziz and directed by Azeem Sajjad, unfortunately “Tera Ghum Aur Hum” fails on many accounts.
The story of “Tera Ghum Aur Hum” focused on four main characters – Ali (Mirza Zain Baig), Sara (Azekah Daniel), Mahi (Hajra Yamin) and Naqash. With Ali caught between two ladies, now his two wives, Naqash played kind-hearted savior for much of the show, though unintentionally causing problems. Now with Mahi and Ali back together, the finale did not leave much in terms of story – and so, it seems, the team decided to throw a world of nonsensical chaos into the last episode.
First and foremost, Mahi is seen telling Ali that Naqash has terminal cancer and will be leaving them soon. But the question is…..why? What was the purpose of killing off a great character like Naqash? In a show of miserable characters, Naqash literally is the breath of fresh air and a character one really roots for – and almost hopes to see Mahi end up with (because Ali does not deserve her). Instead, the character is put into the “dead” category and viewers are forced to endure 30 minutes of mourning. But wait. It does, in fact, get much worse.
Sara is still angry about being thrown away by Ali and, one day, while Mahi and Sara are home alone, Sara is seen pretending to be threatened by Mahi and throws herself off the roof. Here’s where things get really weird: Sara’s parents are seen discussing Mahi’s death and Sara’s condition. Where did Mahi’s death come from? What happened to her? It’s never discussed! But by throwing herself off the roof, Sara “proves” how much passion and dedication is in her love and she manages to win Ali over. That’s right….what? Sara has been a character that nightmares are made of. She was a through villain and murderer and yet, she ends up getting off scott-free, inheriting Ali’s love and admiration and…..does she have Mahi’s baby? Where did the baby come from? The loopholes here are intense!
The show, overall, sent a terrible message. There is nothing of value to take away from this show. “Love is the winner,” but then what about Ali and Mahi’s love for each other? At the heart of it all, the show essentially says “evil triumphs and there’s no point to being good.” Mahi is an angelic character, a good girl who falls in love and is true to her marriage. She is a good daughter, a good friend, a good wife and always does her best. And yet, in the end, Sara is turned into the heroine, the victim. How? Mahi worked with Naqash and took care of his orphanage, so how then did Sara “earn” the right to cut the ribbon? And why is Mahi seen standing indoors towards the end?
Ali, unfortunately, is a non-hero. He is a man who claimed to love and support Mahi through it all, but was never truly there for her. He is a man who suspected Mahi of having an affair and treating Sara badly, turning himself into a mistrusting husband from hell. Ali married Sara out of pity and then forced her on Mahi and allowed her not only to create misunderstandings between them, but also gave her the space to murder Mahi’s baby. Ali is a jerk of a hero and did not deserve Mahi, as he never respected her. Mirza Zain Baig is a great actor, but this role was not worthy of his time or talent.
Hajra Yamin and Azekah Daniel both deserved much better than what they were given. These are two talented actresses reduced to playing characters fighting over a man. There’s little here to praise. Writers must come out of this zone and stop writing shows like this and Muqaddar. These are shows that send out a negative statement, one that declares that bad behavior is okay in the name of “love.” Murder, threats, kidnapping, plotting are all allowed in the name of “love.” As actors, the team deserved more. As viewers, we deserved much more. Please, writers, do not undermine our intelligence by writing such stories. This is a show that’s better forgotten.