Drama Review | Parizaad | Episode 19

Parizaad, the new HUM TV drama is based on Hashim Nadeem’s novel of the same name. For brief summary of the novel and my review of the same, read here.

I told you that every single character who has been part of Parizaad’s journey will come back, and they do.

In this episode, we meet Naheed.

Parizaad runs into Shoki’s father Sirajuddin. Parizaad, being the good samaritan that he is, has helped Shoki to get a job. Sirajuddin also tells about Mirza Saheb’s deteriorating health. That interaction between Parizaad and Sirajuddin made me cry a river. I don’t know why. I was moved by Parizaad’s reaction. He seemed overwhelmed by Sirajuddin’s apology. Nice scene. Such scenes help me cleanse my eyes a little.

Jis ne paya us ne pakar mitti kar diya, aur jis ne nahin paya wo khud mitti ho gaya.

And then there is that man who owned an antiques store. Uncle ji is quite philosophical. Enjoyed that little closure scene.

Okay, so Lubna meets Parizaad and asks him to produce a movie for her. Sahi hai. Ab aayega Nasaaz.

Parizaad series has very strong characters and characterizations. People who are fiercely loyal and disgustingly greedy and mildly annoying.

On one side there is a man like Janu who doesn’t want to talk to Parizaad because of his new-found wealth, and then there is Saeeda and Saleem who have gathered the amount that Parizaad gave them betore leaving for Karachi.

Who does that in real life?

Real life mein people say, “they have lots of money. We don’t have to return the debt.” True story…

But hey, this is fiction and fiction must be larger than life.


Ek padhi likhi aurat…

ek humsafar hum mizaj…


I love how Parizaad talks to Kamali. They share a love-hate relationship. Parizaad is like a mother who’s tired of her spoilt son’s tantrums.

“Jisse mohabbat ho, us se shaadi nahin karna chahiye,” Kamali says.

Well said, Kamali. Your boss has quite an impact on you.

The episode ends with a promise that Parizaad will meet his first employer – kallu ustaad.

When will he meet Ainee? I hope Yumna Zaidi comes in the next episode.

Shabana Mukhtar