Hook | Episode 1


Hook: Roses And Thorns—Love And Revenge

The story of Hook revolves around the intense emotions of love and revenge. The conflict arrives when Shaheer comes in between Haya and Zayan.

Sometimes your love is not enough for life to go straight. People with terrible intentions will try their best to drag you down. Standing against the wind will be difficult for you when life will go out of bounds.

Written By: Shagufta Bhatti and Shahid Dogar

Directed By: Mohsin Mirza

[Source: ARY Digital Website]

Hook Episode 1 Written Update & Review

Hello, everyone!

Today, I want to share my thoughts on the first episode of “Hook,” a Pakistani drama airing on ARY Digital. The drama stars Faisal Qureshi, one of the most talented actors in our industry. Here is a recap of events.

  • Jaafar punishing a guy who had given a statement against him. We can see that he will leave no stone unturned to get her way.
  • He’s married to an older woman and Jaafar isn’t happy but he is certainly missing something.

“Marriages based on compromises can’t lead to love, it could only lead to affection or pain.”

  • Now, he wants his younger brother to marry the girl he loves-one side love, mind you.
  • Shaheer is smitten with Haya, and is flirting with her but Haya doesn’t take him seriously.
  • Zayan and Haya are romancing out in the rain. Correction: Zayan is romancing Haya while Haya wants to go back home.  She gets a good scolding from her sister and Aziz.
  • Zayan’s cousin Sadaf lives with them; she is widowed.
  • Shaheer finds about Zayan.


Firstly, I must say that I was impressed with the exposition of the drama. The director did an excellent job of introducing the characters and their backstories in a concise yet effective manner. The pacing of the episode was also spot-on, keeping the audience engaged throughout.

It is essential to note that the entertainment industry has a significant influence on society, and these teams should be mindful of the messages they are sending through their work. And this drama, especially this episode does three things right:

  1. It is showing a man marrying twice which is the need of the hour per Ulema.
  2. It highlights that engagement is not a relationship that Islam endorses. It’s either nikaah or nothing. No in-betweeny rishtey.
  3. It showed the importance of Iddat, and that at least in iddat, the woman should observe purdah. That’s not perfect logic, but it’s something.

However, there was one aspect of the drama that I found concerning. Faisal Qureshi, who plays the lead role, has repeatedly been cast opposite younger actresses in recent dramas.

  1. Sehr Khan in Farq
  2. Kinza Hashmi in Hook
  3. Hiba Bukhari in Fitoor
  4. Ushna Shah in Bashar Momin

More power to you, but isn’t that becoming repetitive?

Also, what’s with the floral scarves? Faisal goes for a different look every drama but this one is a bit odd.

I have said this before in my review for “Mere Ban  Jao”, but I repeat, isn’t Kinza tired of playing the damsel in distress?

In conclusion, while I was impressed with the exposition of “Hook”, and I’m going to watch the other episodes now


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Shabana Mukhtar