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Review: Ashk: Episode 9

Ashk just keeps on getting better and better, yes I mean it better at giving us all so much to talk about! We were all so curious to find out who will get drunk next and one of the readers said it would be Rohail and my reply was nay been there done that but guess what Bedi Singh comes all dressed up to Zebu’s welcome party or more like the official mu dikhai with a “drink” to add some color to the festivity, after all what is a party without a drink or too. All the characters in this play are just too cool to be true!   The episode opened with Rohail waking up in the middle of the night only to find out that his wife is “missing” and finds her in the middle of nowhere enjoying a drink (thankfully this one was non alcoholic) and having a chit chat with a total stranger. Did Zebu forget all her values back home? Sure she was the bubbly sort but seriously how can anyone get up in the middle of the night and walk out of the door especially when it is their first night in a new country. I have a feeling that Rohail is going to be spending quite a lot of time playing the bodyguard to his “trophy wife”. Honestly speaking I did not feel sorry for Rohail at all, serve him right, after all he should be punished for getting married to someone like Zebu but like the guest at the party points out “Dil Tu Khoti Pe Bhi Aa jata Hai”, yes she actually said that and that too to Rohail’s mother. So, that pretty much sums it up.   The highlight of today’s show had to be the scene when Zebu turns up at the party dressed up as a contender for the Wicked Witch of The East competition (did she borrow the lipstick from Madiha? I couldn’t help but wonder). Since everyone had gathered to see just how pretty the bride was so Zebu thought “Mei Bhi Sub Ko Bataoo Gi Mein Kitni Khubsuraat Hu”. First she tries so hard to make a total fool out of herself and when the guests can’t help but laugh at her (which I thought was rather odd) she starts crying…hmmm did I miss something? I did not get that part at all. I do understand only too well that Zebu is doing all this to belittle Rohail so he would regret his decision but how can she not see that she is demeaning herself even more by doing all this.   On the other side Mehru “Sharm o Haya Ki Sari Deware Phalang Ke” goes to her uncle and requests him to talk to her father and he obliges. We have yet to see what the outcome would be.   Today’s episode with all its awkward moments was better than the last one, I guess we should accept the fact that there will be a drinking scene in every episode and Dil Tu Khoti Pe Bhi Aa Jaata Hai sort of dialogues should not shock us anymore. What I fail to understand is that how could a writer like Zafar Mairaj who has won so many awards for his writing skills come up with a script that seems like it is a product of a thirteen year olds’ imagination?   I decided to highlight the dialogues that will interest my readers since the dialogues today were more bizarre than filmi.   Watch ASHK Episode 9   Author: Fatima Awan.
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  • Hammu

    Hilarious review.Bravo fatima :) And i really appreciate the hard work you did by highlighting the dialogues.

  • Fatima Awan

    Your views about today's episode?

    • Fatima Awan

      @ Hammu

      • Hammu

        I havent watched it.Told you i left it from the 3rd episode :) But from you reviews it seems like it wasn't different from the previous.

        • Fatima Awan

          Understandable.

  • Rida

    lol bisti.com…btw loved it…n i totally agree…

    • Fatima Awan

      Rida I am glad we are on the same page:)

  • Kainat

    I can see how much you suffer by watching the episode and then writing about it ;)

    Thanks, preview showed me the content i really dont need to watch the play ;)

    • Kainat

      * review

      • Fatima Awan

        :)

  • Najia

    I have stopped watching ashk. It is simply unbearable.

    • Fatima Awan

      Which plays are you following?

      • Najia

        I follow Bk, , MDKJZM and shere zaat. Also watched 1st episode of merayakeen this week.

  • Qasim

    I actually love to read your preview. At least some one sees the flaws and unrealistic scenes of the play like I do too. Thank you for pointing out and keep writing each love as said, I love to read this more than watching the play.

    • Qasim

      *Review Not Preview :-)))

  • kitty

    guys u misssed to point out dat,zebu's servant is so rich dat she called her on her own just to ask about her khairiat:DDD

  • zoy

    Zebu looked like 'Joker' from the Batman Movies no? Black eyes and red lips like a clown. ullu.

    • Fatima Awan

      Lol Zoy, you are right!

  • nida khan

    fathima,,nice review,,,acha drink wale scenes ki mujhe bilkul samaj nahi ati,,,irrelevant hain bohut zyada,,,aik tau mein dheengay aur bilal ke dialogues se bohut tang hun,,dheenga jo ke bhangi hai,,,shayed charsi bhi ho,,uss ne matha taikh taikh ke Allah se dua mangi,,,tauba,,,woh bhi kis liye,,,

    the most funny thing jab zebu enter hoti hai hall mein where guests were waiting for her,,,aik dam sab chup,,,then they start laughing,,aur woh har ko dekhti hai smile on her lips…bilkul star plus wala scene tha,,jo k kafi long tha,,,sab se acha kaam iss mein fawad aur uss ki maan kar rahe hain,,,kashhh yeh dono na hotay iss drame mein,,

    • Fatima Awan

      Lol @'kash yeh dono na hote is dramay mei'… What a heartfelt comment.

  • UNEZA

    in case of ashk, i read ur reviews first, then watch the drama…

    when mehru was abt to come in the party, i was laughing already b/c u hav described tht so well…….

    it was so funny….

    n when she was crying…tht was more than tht ….OMG!!!!

  • http://- I and Me

    Agreed.As ur reviews are always GUD.

    Story and dialouges have totally ruined the drama.Can't say how the writer didn't observe such thingz.

    Fawad and Resham are talented but the script/storyline is totally flop.I humbly request u 2 stop writing review of it.Plz write sum thing on SZ.

  • http://- ME

    Agreed with ur review.

    Can't say why the writer didn't observe such things showing drugs & repitition of dialouges.The storyline & dialouges hv ruined the drama.Fawad and resham are talented but the script is flop.

    One thing if u don't mind i think its not necessary to make review of every episode of ASHK.Kindly review Shehre Zaat as ur reviews are always GUD.:)

    • http://DramasOnline.com Fatima Awan

      Thank you ME, What can i do I am just not comfortable with Mahira playing Falak, I can't relate to the Salman character, the pace of the show is too slow and I have had enough of Samina Peerzada playing naani! I do follow the play but its not clicking with me. Well, neither is Ashk but since I started reviewing it, I must continue to do so.

      • Farrah

        I'm so glad to hear that there is someone besides me who does not like SEZ. I think the idea of the play is good but it's too slow, scenes are too long, & acting is nothing to write home about. I also cannot get over Mohibs makeup.

        • Fatima Awan

          Farah Mohib's make up is a given now, he can't do without the foundation & kajol. But must give him credit for his acting skills he is a brilliant actor. Hey there are quite a few viewers who don't think SeZ is flawless & many more who love it. For me the main reason like I mentioned is Mahira's acting & Salman's character, Mikaal is doing a great job but I don't understand how Salman Ansar can hate girls so much like a boy in his early teens still struggling to understand the opposite gender & he has never been friends with any girl… Weird!

        • zoy

          seriously, mohibs eye brow shaping and hair straightening. yuck! if i were Falak, mai to us ko keh deti " i aam in complex by your perfect eyebrows and your foundation." lol.

      • JB

        Mahira doesnt suit Falak i so agree wid u Fatima. I think mahira can do more of timide characters not bold like Falak. Please do reviews on yahan piyar nahin.

      • Soma

        I totally agree. I tried liking Shehre Zaat, but it's a total bore-fest.

        And I find the woman quite shallow and despicable at times. The only good thing about that drama is the soundtrack.

        • Fatima Awan

          Soma, your views on Ashk?

      • Afia Qazi

        In what way are you not comfortable with Mahira playing Falak?

        I think she's doing a pretty ok job. I like her look in the play though the play does draaaag…

        • Fatima Awan

          Afia sometimes I feel like she ia acting a bit too much & nothing feels natural whether it is the cuteness or the crying. Mohib & Mikaal are doing & amazing job but Mahira has a long way to go. That ofcourse is my personal opinion, I know there are so many people who love Mahira as Falak.

        • Afia Qazi

          thanks for the explanation. I'll surely be watching her with an extra critical eye next time! Yes both the boys are good. I specially enjoy Mikaal's performances, whether here or in DeS, kpkp – even dil hai chota sa.

        • Fatima Awan

          @ Afia lol nai yaar enjoy the show & Mahira's acting:) DeS was the first play with Mikaal in it that i followed & he was spot on as Mansoor…simply brilliant & now he rocks as Salman Ansar. He will go a long way I am sure, very talented indeed.

  • aSHI

    Yes Fatima!

    I do agree Shehre Zaat is overrated just like Ashk. I hate both serials. never watched a complete episode. dont know what happened with the both writers. Dull and slow scripts. tell you honestly Shehre zat ka haqeeqat se door door tak koi wasta bahin..

    • Fatima Awan

      Ashi which dramas do you watch?

    • Bia

      No Shehr r Zaat is better.. but they are draging it

  • Bia

    Mera yakeen is much better than Ashk.I think sarmad chossed the wrong script.

    • Fatima Awan

      Agreed Bia, Mera Yakeen seems very promising.

  • Ahsar

    Fawad n Resham are playing these characters very well. Their acting skills are just mind blowing but their characters are not good, even fawad has not enough to play . Zafar Miraj and sarmad totally disappointed us through this show. Can't believe it's from famous wither and dirctor. Looking forward to c fawad new much hyped drama Zindagi gulzar hai,,,

  • Junaid khan

    Resham's performance while she was praying was just outstanding. Just wondering every one is performing above the standard but script is too low. It couple be narrated very well in order to meet the expectations , A high cast girl falls in love with the guy belongs to low cost family could be interesting while putting up some reality and good dialogues

  • Tanya

    Bohut shararti ho aap Fatima….. lolllz ;)

    GREAT, entertaining & apt review.

    Two thumbs up.

    :)

    • http://DramasOnline.com Fatima Awan

      Tanya I was waiting for your comment:)did you watch this latest episode?

      • Tanya

        yes I did… and I wonder why I did that ..lolzzzz

  • Sukaina

    Fatima, I love all your reviews. I stopped watching this drama after a couple of episodes, and I am glad I did so. I just read your reviews which keep me updated, and I know i am not missing a great drama.

    • http://DramasOnline.com Fatima Awan

      I am glad you follow my reviews Sukaina. Which plays are you following?

      • Sukaina

        I am watching BK and MDKJZM with interest. Started watching Mera Yaqeen as well, seems interesting although I wish the promos hadnt given away much of the storyline.

        • Fatima Awan

          Sukaina I am reviewing MDKJZM too, do read the next review & comment. Yes Mera Yakeen seems very promising, totally agree with you about the promos.

  • javed

    i like this drama

  • Afia Qazi

    My internet and cable were down for two days so just saw Ashk….atleast the ep was better than the last if that counts for anyting…

    There were scenes that I was wishing silently "Please don't mess up this scene". The scene where Zaibu walks in was soooo awkward- people don't just stare and snicker- they usually say something atleast. But then you've already covered all this in your review! Spot on!

    I liked the way Rohail tell his mom to relax and have chai. Even I needed chai after watching that scene.

    All the Mehru-Bilal scenes were too boring to comment upon!

    • Fatima Awan

      You are so right about the wishing part… Doesn't Fawad look very bored & not interested? Lol @ needing chai:)

      • Afia Qazi

        Maybe he was actually bored, or maybe the script is so bad, that nothing just connects – probably a combination of both.

  • noor

    im not so fond of this drama, it shows that just the director (sarmad) or just the lead actor (fawad) cant make a perfect drama like humsafar. The script needs to be perfect too, basically its about the entire team!

    oh and that scene where zaibu comes in ROTFL!

    I guess i'll just wait for Zindagi gulzar hai and hope for that one to be a super hit. :p

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