Kankar’s end was not so surprising but it couldn’t have been more perfect. Everyone finally figured out their mistakes and moved on for the better, but in a natural way. Rukhsar went through the most drastic change; she seemed like a totally different person. I couldn’t get used to the new friendly, positive Rukhsar. Her character is the perfect representation of how problems can affect people’s minds and personalities. But I still don’t like her.
Arzoo’s confused state of mind was portrayed nicely too. She was wrong in blaming her mother for her messed up marriage since she herself was going crazy about Sikander, but it was natural for her to play the blame game. It isn’t easy to accept that the dilemma you are going through is the result of your mistakes. Especially for an indecisive person like Arzoo.
Despite all she went through at the hands of Sikander, it was hard for her to think about divorce. Compared to Kiran, she has a weak personality, thanks to her ever dominating mother who never loosened her grip on her daughter. She was rendered helpless because of her love for Sikander and her son. Unable to make up her mind, she went to Kiran and sought her advice. The tense air between them diffused as Arzoo opened up and the two talked about their marriage and feelings for Sikander. He was the one who drove them apart and it was him who brought them back together. I expected Arzoo to apologise for misunderstanding Kiran but I guess she was too caught up in her own problems. I wish their scene was a bit longer. They should have focused more on their meeting instead of the prolonged scene between Faiqa and Arzoo later.
Faiqa’s rude remarks about Kiran were really hard to tolerate since she had no reason to taunt her anymore. Arzoo should have defended Kiran more strongly. Maha Warsi was much more convincing in this this episode as compared to the last week’s.
The highlight of the episode was, of course, the scene between Kiran and Sikander. Her reaction to his outrageous suggestion was justified. Marriage is not a game. I love Kiran’s grip on her emotions; she didn’t let her rage cloud her mind and used the opportunity to show Sikander the consequences his behaviour will lead to instead of cursing him for ruining her life. It was hard for her to turn away from him, it was evident from the way she walked away with a confused Rukhsar. Sanam Baloch and Fahad Mustafa were outstanding. Their expressions were very spontaneous and real. It wasn’t just Kiran’s slap that added to the brilliance of the scene, it was the emotion behind every dialogue they uttered.
The next best scene was the one between Adnan and Rukhsar. The unsaid emotions were as loud as their words. I’m glad he spoke his mind instead of holding it back because she was leaving. To maintain a healthy relationship it is better to get things off your chest instead of holding grudges. Despite all the gile shikwey, Adnan didn’t misbehave with his older sister. His tone remained respectful. This is another trait that distinguishes Adnan from Sikander; he respects everyone in his life whether it’s his mother, sister or wife. Unlike Sikander who completely loses it and forgets who he is talking to.
There was little that bothered me about this episode. The ending was as realistic as it could have been. I think I have already emphasised a lot on the fine performance of the entire cast in my earlier reviews so I don’t think I need to mention it again. But I’ll say this though: Kankar is one of those serials which leave a deep impact on the mindset of viewers. Whether you agree or not, you won’t forget Sikander’s temper and Kiran’s decision to stand up for herself.
By Farwa Batool Naqvi
Follow Farwa on Twitter: @fbNaqvi
Read more from Farwa here.