The 2nd episode of Sari Bhool Hamari Thi was as interesting as the first. I enjoyed every minute of it. Though the storyline is serious and intense, it has an element of humour which makes it more enjoyable. The pace of the serial is good so far as second episode showed more developments in the story along with providing a deeper insight into their characters and the relationships between them.
The episode started with Tai Ami trying to decide what to give her daughter’s in-laws on a wedding in their family. The exchange of dialogues between her and Fatima and later with Adila in the same scene reflected the daily conversation held in almost all middle class families. Despite the fact that they live in the same house, there is a wide contrast between the personalities of Adila and Tai Ami because of the different breeding and educational background. Sadly, the cultured and educated Adila has been unable to bring up her daughter with the same values and morals that are synonymous with her personality. Areesha, her daughter, has no sense of responsibility, neither does she try to empathize with her mother’s hard work. While Tai Ami’s love and care for is endearing, it has hindered the development of her personality.
Her budding love for Subhan has also rendered her incapable of thinking about anything else than him. While the latter likes to profess his love for Areesha every now and then, more than once I got the feeling that he isn’t really sincere.
Meanwhile, Abrar has come over to their place to stay, something that has greatly irked Tai Ami. I don’t know how he is related to the family; I’ll attribute that to my inability to watch the first episode. If they are blood relatives then the question is why they haven’t pulled Abrar and his mother out of that hell they are forced to call home, and helped them settle down in the city? His mother’s weeping annoyed me a lot. She should be happy that her son is out of that house and is pursuing his studies further.
I especially love Tai Ami’s character. When it comes to versatile acting, Asma Abbas is one of the few names that shine on top. Her expressions, dialogue delivery, diction, everything perfectly portrayed the typical ‘gharelu aurat’ attitude that distinguishes Tai Ami from all others. Danish Taimoor is amazing as Subhan. He is succeeding in portraying Subhan’s underlying selfish nature that he tries to hide from others. It is not the first time we’ve seen him with paired up with Ayeza Khan and their chemistry on screen make their scenes a treat to watch.
By Farwa Batool Naqvi