A little recap from episode 11
Kanwal has decided to withdraw the case against Arsalan.
Ishq-e-Laa episode 12 written update and review
Discalimer: Spoilers ahead!
Azlan comes to take Shanaya home, but she is already away to look after Sultan’s family. Isn’t this girl sweet? I love, love, love that Azlan is now standing by Shanaya.
Aliha still isn’t home despite the fact that Kanwal has withdrawn the case. They finally get a call to pickup Aliha. My heart raced violently as Shanaya followed Kanwal’s cab. Only one question is on my mind-is Aliha even alive?
Oh, she is alive, but the goons spot Shanaya filming them. They follow Shanaya, shoot her right before Azlan’s eyes, and take her purse away. Azlan takes Shanaya to the hospital.
Ibadat mohabbat bhi karte huye Duaon mein yun bhi utarta hai dil
Tere zikr se kar ke aksar wazu, Namaz-e-mohabbat bhi padhta hai dil
And then just like that, Shanaya loses the battle of life.
Seriously? Just like that?
This drama isn’t like Akhir Kab Tak that Shanaya would come back. I had sort of sensed that Shanaya would be in trouble. But I hadn’t expected her character to go away so early.
Azlan’s mother, Shanaya’s mother, Azka’s mother, Kanwal… everyone is distressed, but Azka… I don’t know. I guess she is too shocked to react to Shanaya’s death. In the first two episodes, I had a feeling; a feeling that Azka longs to be in a place like Azlan’s house. I wonder if Azlan would now fall for Azka’s charm.
Arbab Haroon has the audacity to come to the graveyard to offer condolences (again reminding me of Khani). Ghayas and Azlan, both know that Arbab is behind Shanaya’s murder.
I would love to see how this tiff goes. Sultan was poor, but Azlan isn’t. Now, the fight is between two rich families.
I like how they showed the electric pole with a camera. I hope that has relevance.
The best scene
The best scene for me was the phone conversation between Azlan and Shanaya. You can feel just how much they love each other. That tiny smile on Shanaya’s face when she picks up Azlan’s phone speaks volumes. and the credit goes to Sajal.
A word on performance
Okay, since Sajal is gone. Let’s take a moment to praise her talent, and just how beautiful she looked in Ishq-e-Laa. When she is running towards Azlan on that road, she looked so gorgeous. I mean, someone can look so pretty even when distressed.
Uzma is so good in that scene where Kanwal and Aliha re-unite.
Azan Sami Khan so far has been performing well, but his angsty/sad expressions in the hospital or before Shanaya’s janaza did not touch me as much. However, my heart went out to him to see him in the masjid. I don’t agree to the way he prayed. Aisi dua nahin karte mere bachhe.
In the first few episodes, Shanaya came across as inexperiences and insensitive while she interviewed people. In this episode again, I feel that she should have been a bit more careful. I know, this is how the plot was supposed to progress, but if you see Shanaya in isolation, she isn’t very careful.