This episode saddens my heart beyond measure. Two loving souls living under one roof with a common purpose but with hatred in their eyes for each other is a fact am unable to come to terms with. Is destiny so cruel? Is it true that many a times circumstances are stronger than we are? Who is to blame for the unbridgeable distance between Khirad and Ashar? Ashar’s mother for orchestrating the rift? But wasn’t the rift a result of Ashar’s misplaced suspicion of Khirad? Or would you blame Khizer for being an opportunist and wrecking a marriage?
While all these questions plague my heart, I cannot ignore the fact that there IS hope for the very reason my heart started bleeding in the first place – Ashar and Khirad are two loving souls who value family and relationships above all else, as you see them make sacrifices to give the best of care and love to their daughter. Hope springs eternal when you see them put aside their differences for the sake of their daughter’s well being. When it comes to Hareem, these two warring souls are very much in sync.
‘Ek Waqti Samjhauta’
This is exactly what we are getting to see since the time Khirad walks back into Ashar’s life. At every turn, you see them taking in every moment spent in each other’s company with a pinch of salt suppressing a lot of bitterness but with a maturity expected out of parents.
Request from a fan
This if for Marium Baig who was kind enough to send me the humsafar pictures and also wanted to know my view on the scene where Ashar and Khirad doze off with their hands on Hareem.
Hate is the other side of love. It is a known fact that there is only a thin line separating both. Their hatred for each other is just an offshoot of the love they once so deeply felt for each other because of circumstances beyond their control and comprehension. As one can clearly see, if it were not for the shadows of the past clouding their judgement regarding each other, they would make a perfect family full of love and understanding. For me, the scene was a subconscious craving for them to lead a life as a family and also a reflection of what they were actually doing in reality albeit under a veil of hatred – both of them protecting and looking out for their daughter even in their sleeps and most importantly doing it together.
But hatred is as strong an emotion as love and when Ashar wakes up to find his hand under Khirad’s hand, his loathing for her surfaces.
Rangmunch Performance of the Episode
Navin Waqar as Sara is once again the show stealer in this episode. Her expressions just reach out to us and make us feel what she feels. In the scene where she reluctantly picks up Khizer’s call and then the way she reacts to seeing Ashar seated with Khirad and his daughter are the highlights of the episode in terms of performance.
Ashar's outburst to Sara's reaction was worth watching and his control over his anger in front of his daughter shows his sensitivity as a parent.
Precap for Episode #18
All hell is about to break loose in the next episode with Ashar’s mother getting to know about Khirad’s return into her son’s life. This is one of the most explosive precaps of the show wherein Khirad is to confront her mother-in-law for the first time in 5 years. It will be interesting to see how Farida is going to manipulate this unforeseen development to her advantage as you can see her sweet talking Hareem in front of her son.
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