“Tinkay Ka Sahara” is one of those shows that won over audiences immediately after the first episode. Starring Sami Khan, Rubab Hashim, Sonya Hussyn, Haroon Shahid, Ayesha Toor, Adnan Jaffar, Sana Askari and others, the story has been written by Zanjabeel Asim and directed by Zeeshan Ahmed. Following the lives of two couples from different backgrounds, “Tinkay Ka Sahara” is engaging and keeps the audience wanting more.
The story of “Tinkay Ka Sahara,” overall, is still unknown in the sense that we are unsure as to how these two storylines will merge. Duaa (Rubab Hashim) is now married to the verbally and physically abusive Wasay (Sami Khan), but unhappily so. After facing abuse at his hands while pregnant and winding up in the hospital, her parents have brought her home to care for her. It’s refreshing to see loving, supportive parents standing up for their daughter like this. Initially as the show progressed, it seemed as though her parents would resign themselves to here fate now that she was married, but Duaa’s father has proved himself to be a strong, willful man who will defend his daughter at every cost. This is, of course, infuriating Wasay, who is used to getting his way and is already plotting, with his sister, how to get his child after he/she is born. Nabila (Ayesha Toor) is the perfect example of an enabling family member – though is it more than this? She has her sights on his wealth and is manipulating Wasay for her own personal gain. Sami Khan is fabulous in this role as the volatile, abusive Wasay. This isn’t necessarily a different role for Sami, as we’ve seen him in this sort of role before (Khudgarz, Rasm E Duniya), but the effortless way in which Sami switches between Wasay’s evil moments and his moments of kindness is, quite frankly, very realistic. Wasay never becomes a “good guy,” he just snaps out of his current moment of anger and into a different psyche, that of a self-obsessed narcissist. In episode 4, we see an oddly “soft” moment of Wasay, a moment where, after an outburst, he apologizes to his staff and offers to pay for the entire staff’s lunch. Here, we see that he is capable of calming down on his own and coming to his senses. So should we blame Nabila for who he is today? Special mention to Rubab Hashim, who isn’t in much of this episode, but has been playing Duaa incredibly well. This is a young girl who wanted the best in life, but has realized quickly that money cannot replace a lack of dignity and respect.
It’s honesty the Qadr (Sonya Hussyn) and Hammad (Haroon Shahid) pair that win our hearts. Haroon Shahid has been doing a brilliant job of making us laugh with his irresponsible, but kind Hammad. Sonya Hussyn is beautiful and lovable as Qadr, an orphan who has found her happiness after marriage not only with Hammad, but as a career woman. While Hammad is not ambitious, she has gently been nudging him towards a better, productive lifestyle in the most encouraging, loving way. This is a perfect on-screen couple. After starting her catering business, Qadr and Hammad’s livelihood is booming once securing an order from Wasay’s company – a plot that brings the two stories a step closer.
There aren’t any flaws in “Tinkay Ka Sahara” at this point. Each character makes sense in their own way and the situations feel real. No one character is reacting in a way that we wouldn’t expect, from Qadr’s initial quick acceptance of her position in her in-laws house, Hammad’s realizing how work improves one’s zest for life, Duaa’s realization that she cannot live with Wasay…..these moments all feel real. Even Wasay, in his anger and while being brainwashed by Nabila, still storms over and demands to see Duaa, wanting to have a direct conversation….which is, again, real. Sami Khan, Haroon Shahid, Sonya Hussyn, Rubab Hashim and Saba Faisal are all doing a wonderful job with their roles. Hoping the story only grows stronger from here!