The premise of Aik Sitam Aur is revolving around the life struggle and tragedies of Zainab, her daughter Ushna and the spiteful behavior of her brothers Rafaqat, Shujaat, and their wives.
Written By: Rehana Aftab
Directed By: Ilyas Kashmiri
[Source: ARY Digital YouTube Channel]
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This drama is a prime example of “going downhill”. It started on such a high note. An enemies to lovers romance laced with sibling tiff and typical nand-bhawaj rivalry.
The promos had showed the lead bickering constantly. While Ushna and Shehroz’s relationship is still a treat to watch, the subplots around the romance got from okay to bad to worse. I mean, just recall how many trials and tribulations this story has gone through.
Rafaqat, Raeesa, Mehnaz, all were bad guys. Sadaf was also mean. Shujaat and Huzaifa were neutral of sorts.
Shujaat turned evil against Rafaqat, and Rafaqat got better as he faced one challenge after the other.
Sadaf turned more evil, Huzaifa became downright nasty, and Sufiyan became a psycho.
After being through some troughs and peaks, even Raeesa is now a bit on the mellow side.
If psycho Sufiyan wasn’t enough, nagging Naeema was the most unwelcome twist. I hadn’t expected her to turn evil. She’s a woman on purpose-to evict the women she chose to be her sautan, and to be rid of the girl who she loved in first sight as her daughter-in-law. Itna drastic change? Itni toxicity?
And then whining Wahab just put the last nail in the coffin. Kitna complaint karta hai yeh?
Yeah, yeah, yeah. I know, this shows the conflicts of the story, but isn’t it getting too much? I have had enough.
I officially abandon Aik Sitam Aur (I informally abandoned Ibn-e-Hawwa).
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