Drama Review | Hum Kahan Kay Sachay Thay | Episode 16

Terey Bin, Tere Binn… Terey Binnn, Tereyyyy Binnnnn…

Yeh aaj ka mood hai.

I loved this OST. My neice and I sang it very often. She calls the protagonist Mehreen Amchoor, by the way. Kids don’t get the names right.

And for the past 3 weeks, I have started to hate the song. So much so, that I don’t even want to watch this episode. Because, I know that this episode would be padded with OST as usual. I guess the editors are following the 80-20 rule: 20% story and 80% OST. The team has done a fabulous job of making us hate a powerful OST. For those who still love Yashal’s voice, listen to her Sajna track. She has a unique and soulful voice. It is a very short clip, 2 minutes and 20 seconds, In this song, her voice will hit your heart, and the Punjabi accent elevates the song to a different level. I have heard other people doing a cover, but they don’t even come near to Yashal’s rendition. No offense to other singers who make the cover.

Alright, so now that I have praised Yashal’s and criticized the overuse of OST, let’s get to the review.

Hum Kahan Kay Sachhay Thay is based on Umera Ahmed’s novel of the same title. If you’re interested in the novel’s plot. read  this post  for more details).

Hum Kahan Kay Sachhay Thay Episode 16 Written Update

Mehreen cries. Tere Binnn…

Mehreen cries some more. Tere Binnn…

Saleha is worried about Mehreen, so is the maid, what’s her name?  Tere Binnn… Tereyyy Binnn…

Aswad yells at Mehreen (Terey Bin instrumental), Mehreen drops the tea and burns her hand (Terey Bin instrumental), and then she rushes to her room (Terey Bin instrumental louder this time).

Terey Bin, Tere Binn… Terey Binnn, Tereyyyy Binnnnn…

I could go on, but you get the drift.

So, Tahir has forgiven Mehreen, and he has also taken back the case against Mehreen. He has gotten his closure. He has come to terms with one thing – that it was not Mehreen who caused Mashal to take her own life. It was someone else.

Shagufta isn’t happy Tahir’s decision to forgive Mehreen or to dissolve the case. She questions him, then she goes to Aswad’s house to question him. It gets a bit much, but one has to understand Shagufta’s state of mind. She has lost her only child. Also, she fells guilty somewhere of spoiling Mashal to the point that she takes her life when she doesn’t get the toy she wanted – Aswad.

The story hasn’t moved forward much, except that Tahir now believes that someone else is responsible for Mashal’s death. The promo shows that it could be Shabbo. I don’t think it has any truth in it. I think that’s just to lure the viewer in for the next episode. Given the current pace of the drama, I don’t even want to watch the next episode. I didn’t want to watch this episode either, but YouTube keeps suggesting the video, so I relented. Besides, this is sort of a ritual now-until I find something better.

Parting Thoughts

I have praised Huma Nawab & Laila Wasti quite often for their portrayal of a supportive aunt and a helpless mother. Ali Tahir, however, has proved to be quite a surprise in last couple of episodes. I have seen him doing a OTT loud comedy in Hona Thha Pyaar. To see him as a grieving father with grey hai and a perpetual scowl tugs my heart. He looks so feeble and powerless and vulnerable. I adore his acting.

Aur kisi ko lagta hai ki Kubra ka blue dress is too much now? I mean, alag alag dresses mein bhi nazar aa sakti hai na Mehreen ko?

Achha, is anybody obsessed with Roadies? No? It’s just me, then.

Have you read the novel ? Or my review? What do you think of the story? I will meet you in another review.

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Shabana Mukhtar

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