“Tinkay Ka Sahara” has followed the lives of two women affected by a tragedy. When Wasay (Sami Khan) arrives at Durriya’s (Rubab Hashim) doorstep with a gun and sets off “warning” shots, Hammad (Haroon Shahid) loses his life in the crossfire. To call this death senseless would be an understatement and it not only shows the frailty of the human life, but also how angry personalities can cause lifelong damange. Shows like “Tinkay Ka Sahara” tend to be heavy on the heart, but with the finale, the show offers hope towards moving forward. Starring Sonya Hussyn, Rubab Hashim, Sami Khan, Haroon Shahid and Saba Faisal in prominent roles, the story has been written by Zanjabeel Asim and directed by Zeeshan Ahmed.
In the finale, Wasay begins to visit a psychiatrist for treatment, treatment which has been long overdue. Through these scenes, we can see how Wasay’s anger stems from a childhood of abuse, not only directly from his father, but also witnessing his father’s behavior towards his mother. It’s refreshing to see how Wasay does not fight against treatment and recognizes how much he needs to face his demons. This is a subject that’s still very much taboo in South Asian society, so these scenes are a positive. However, Qadr’s (Sonya Hussyn) dismissive attitude towards Wasay continues to eat him up inside. Wasay wants to be absolved of his guilt, something which just isn’t possible when a life is lost at your hand There’s a beautiful moment between Wasay and Hammad’s mother (Saba Faisal) which has been extraordinarily performed by Sami Khan and Saba Faisal. While Hammad’s mother continues to mourn the loss of her son, Wasay steps in to promise that she will never be alone. His guilt pushes him into a depressed state until he meets with an accident. It’s in this moment that Qadr, convinced by her mother-in-law to clean her heart towards him and truly forgive.
There’s something slightly off-putting about the pressure Qadr faces regarding forgiveness. Can one ever really forgive the person who killed their spouse? Qadr absolved Wasay of his sentence by forgiving him in the eyes of the law – but does she owe him anything else? In Qadr’s mind, she simply wants Wasay to stay away from her life, but Wasay wants much more in terms of forgiveness. The moment it becomes unpalatable is when Durriya (Rubab Hashim) scolds Qadr for being unforgiving and selfish. Selfish? For being angry at the man who committed murder? We cannot whitewash characters or actions like this. Sure, Wasay has reformed and has sought to right his wrongs, but Qadr holds the right to be angry – and that’s a right that shouldn’t be taken away from her. Still, the performances have always been the strength of “Tinkay Ka Sahara” and both Sami Khan and Sonya Hussyn perform outstandingly in this episode.
It’s also beautiful to see how Wasay becomes a loving, devoted husband and continues to repent for his actions. However, the highlight is that, despite Wasay proposing marriage for Qadr’s future, Qadr rejects that option and flourishes in her career. Qadr also gets a sweet happy ending with a potential love interest in the end, played by Azfar Rehman, a sweet young man with a personality reminiscent of Hammad’s. “Tinkay Ka Sahara” leaves us with a smile on our faces and not only teaches the audience the necessity of forgiveness for one’s own mental peace, but also the importance of moving forward in life and not dwelling on the past. This has been a beautiful show from start to finish and is one that will be remembered due to the performances.