Unfortunately, while the previous episode of “Yun Tu Hai Pyar Bohut” came highly praised and the show has overall avoided dragging, it appears as though the show is headed exactly in the dreaded, dragging “misunderstanding” category. This drama stars Affan Waheed, Hira Mani, Maryam Mirza, Javed Sheikh, Sabeena Syed, Nadia Hussain and others in lead roles. The story has been written by Aliya Bukhari while the drama has been directed by Kashif Saleem
Zain (Affan Waheed) and Aima (Hira Mani) are finally happy, planning their wedding and their future together, trouble enters their lives in the form of little Saru. Honestly, what’s irritating about this is that Sonia (Sabeena Syed) has always been a trouble-maker and has always led Aima down the path of misunderstandings. So why does Aima always choose to buy into her nonsense? Adding to that, why is Sonia the most desperate character seen in recent times? Zain has clearly told her “no” on several occasions, making it clear that even if she were the last woman on earth, he would not marry her. Why won’t she just move on? It’s frustrating to watch at this point.
The men in “Yun Tu Hai Pyar Bohut” are overall the sane characters, whether it’s Zain’s unapologetic, unwavering love for Aima, Faakhir’s dedicated love for Nazi (Abeer Sajid) or Mohsin’s (Javed Sheikh) desire to rectify his mistakes for his wife and daughters. Of course, we can’t forget Aima’s boss, played by Kaiser Khan Nizamani, a genuinely kind-hearted man who has stepped in as a father-figure for Aima and guides both Zain and Mohsin in how to win Aima over. This is a very endearing character to watch and one just has to pause and wonder why the women in this show are written in such a rough, rigid way. While Nazi’s marriage hangs in the lurch with Mohsin, Faakhir and even Nazi herself fighting it, it’s Nazi who begins to push Faakhir away on her own, feeling she doesn’t want to drag him into her mess. Nazi is a very complicated character, but she continues to dig a hole for herself and it’s beginning to feel too dragged out.
As always, it’s Affan Waheed’s Zain who is the backbone of the show, the most logical character who knows how to assess situations. His love for Aima has always been clear – but it’s here for the first time that Zain sits up and recognizes how cruel Aima’s reaction towards Saru is. Aima does not even give Zain the opportunity to explain himself and has an extreme reaction directly in front of a child he considers his own. Under no circumstance can Aima’s reaction be seen as stable or acceptable and it’s refreshing to see Zain react exactly as is appropriate, questioning how she can be so cold-hearted towards such a sweet child. Aima’s insecurity is something that the audience has understood for some time, an emotion created by an absent father, but at this point, even viewers cannot deny that Aima’s mistrust of Zain is at a point now where excuses can no longer be made for her. At the end of “Yun Tu Hai Pyar Bohut,” the audience needs to see a groveling Aima, apologizing profusely for her behavior. We see our heroines apologizing unnecessarily in dramas when it’s not their fault, but here, Aima is absolutely at fault and a Zain and Aima reunion will not be satisfying unless she takes ownership of her own mistakes instead of pinning all faults on Zain. It is wonderful to see Deeba and Aima interact and it’s only a matter of time before Aima discovers Deeba’s relationship to Zain and Saru. But how long is the question?