Well done Ahmed Zaib for making us hate you, move over Khizar Hayat! Abid Ali made everyone want Agha Jan as their grandfather, that is how good he was. Ever thoughtful Tajamul also convinces Ruhi ask inheritance and money for education Behroz Farah from her hated Laws. So finally, 33 weeks and 24 reviews later, Diyar -e-Dil ends. Moise also not surprising developed an extreme aversion to Wali, who could fail to notice the existence of Moise, except in passing. Then suddenly Team Dayar e Dil decided to get their act together. This serial is a must watch for any drama fan. He looks amazing and reminds viewers again that he is the talented actor who could play the devil-may-care Shamraiz from Kuch Pyar ka Pagalpan or the self-absorbed, brooding Salman Ansar from Sheher-e-Zaat.
I think beneath all that educated veneer there really is a Zamindar type lurking inside him. It might also have been more genuine for everyone to decide on one accent: Agha Jaan, his brother and Sohaib have strong Pushto accents while everyone else seems to be speaking fluent Urdu. Hamara Rishta Kayam rakna Chahtey ho? Hareem Farooq plays her like a queen dealing with thieving servants, just the right tone. The lows: There are very few negative points to this much anticipated serial. It seemed that the director deliberately cut scene rather abruptly … or it may be inflamed Victorian mind, which thinks that the kiss was offered? Yes, there were definitely times I wanted to pull my hair out. Watching this with my parents this week and my father said Arjumand is Khandani, not because of her wealth but because of her adab, adaab and ability to act like a lady in every circumstance. In all honesty, this serial could have ended 7-8 episodes ago, but if there was ever a drama that I could give leniency to in that regard, it was this one.
Is the cast living up to the expectations? Why would a man to put himself in the firing line put up with all business Moise and the mother as Ruhi and even challenge his mother, if he does not care about you deeply? If she just gave Ruhi some vulnerability some self doubt only to distinguish it from Fizza of Daam Kashaf Badji from Zindagi Gulzaar Hai and Whats her name from Qadurat it might work. You see his equation with Wali in the last episode and it is more of friends than anything else. Hareem Farooq and Mikaal Zulfiqar were also outstanding, and again I fell in love with their performances: applause. Both Maya Ali and Osman Khalid Butt did wonders with their characters. Just the lack of a doosri shadi and an extra marital affair were enough to keep watching. Mikaal Zulfiqar as Behroze in 'Diyaar-e-Dil'— Photo courtesy: Hum.
The hilly terrain of Baltistan serves as the perfect back drop to this emotionally charged and character-driven story. One complaint though, please would writers stop writing scenes about people missing breakfast; surely there are other ways of communicating unhappiness. Breaking into this reverie, Agha Jan asks what it is doing in the room FaraA Wali, this time in the morning. There is an almost epic or cinematic flavour to this serial which serves as a welcome change after his lacklustre drama Ahista Ahista last year. Behroz realized how important family and family values were, but it was too late. Haseeb Hasan literally took the script and made it come alive. Who but I would like to see more contrite and indecisive Ruhi? I keep thinking of all the Bollywood movies and romcoms in which the hero chases the heroine till she falls in love with him and now when I look back it looks like the nastiest kind of sexual harassment.
What the hell was that nauseating ring ceremony about? She is the one who created these wonderful characters we loved. Neither of them understood each other. If Moise and Ruhi was not enough, Mamu Tajamul Now put it in Farah him that Vali could kidnap her chance would be a good thing. Abid Ali is not always nothing but a great, underpayment and bringing the power only as needed in the near flawless execution. I would like to say such anger is out of character for him but at the risk of repetition, he is essentially a feudal.
Like I said, this project was nothing less than a team effort. It is an unforgettable final hug for Behroz … forever in my memory. This is the power of the letter Farhat Ishtiaq in. This was something both Farhat Ishtiaaq and Haseeb Hasan assured me of before the drama aired. Typical promo department playing up the melodrama I guess? Intimacy is implied rather than overt that It makes it all the more powerful. After Vali and Farh Abid Ali have better chemistry with basically everything.
Roohi deliberately makes herself emotionally unavailable to Faraa unless Faraa obeys her implicitly. She writes about love so exciting no need for vulgarity, exposure or inappropriate chto-nibud, passion feelings of the characters to each other and the lack of physicality and sense of control only work to drive away these feelings even more. From this episode it would be easy to think this story is about Behroz and Roohi. Quiet confirmation from Vali was beautiful and powerful , giving the whole scene more impact than any lambey speech. This is the great thing about this relationship is that rare thing in Pakistani dramas, love between a couple who at the same level, which consider each other equal withouth the usual patriarchal respect for the elderly husband and naive young wife. She was spunky, spontaneous, funny, and basically shined from day one.
From the first episode this serial promises to be a visual delight as sweeping panoramas and well framed scenes of family life play off each other, deftly underscoring the passions of each character. Roohi's bitterness cost her her husband's life and that same bitterness coupled with her blind trust in Tajammul and his family, almost cost her her own daughter. There really was not a scene of intimacy between mother and daughter Ruhi actually seems closer to Moise. We could have a cake every day, I mean every week, if only we did not have to stretch things could concentrate on the major players. That is where the good direction comes into play. Farah is the only child in the family and the loss of her father it seems the loss of her only friend too.