Badshah Begum Episode 1 Written Update and Review
The episode opens in a club where Roshan Ara is dancing with Bakhtiyar; Roshan Ara is clearly inebriated. A while later, Jahan Ara also comes in. The teasers and the episode, neither clears whether Bakhtiyar is with the elder sister or the younger one. I think Roshan Ara likes Bakhtiyar and Bakhtiyar likes Jahan Ara.
With such a studded cast, it’s inevitable that I criticize the performances. The performances were varied: some were loud and over the top, some were subdued and on-point, and some weren’t even given a fair chance in the opening episode.
I loved how the two Ara sisters and Bakhtiyar were introduced in a dim lit bar while Roshan and Bakhtiar were dancing.
Komal Meer looked ravishing in her semi-glam avatar. She’s pretty, and she did well for her role–moody spoilt brat who can’t take no for an answer.
Ali Rehman Khan as Bakhtiar was also okay, but I felt that his role didn’t have much to do, at least in the opening episode. I wasn’t much impressed with Yasir’s performance as Qaisar, either. But he has embodied a rowdy man quite well.
Saman Ansari as Badshah Begum felt a bit loud, at least in the opening scene. It might be due to the unnecessarily loud background score. Her scene with Pir Shahzeb was good, though.
Taniya Hussain as Zulekha only smiled for the camera and didn’t have any dialogue, but she looked so pretty. I’m curious to know more about her character. Shah Alam, Abul Hassan, and others, they fall in the same category. Not enough chance to showcase their talent.
Farhan Saeed, however, shines in every frame that he was in. His entry scene was part of the various teasers and the OST, and I had a fair idea of how we will meet Pir Shahzeb. But seeing him in the episode left a different impact altogether. I had last seen him as Arsal in a rom-com Suno Chanda. Now, seeing him as a grey character who is drunk on power is just so refreshing. He looks hot, suave, debonair, charming… And other synonyms… He’s my favourite character already, and Roshan Ara comes a close second.
But that’s only from the first episode.
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