Drama Review | Aik Sitam Aur | ARY Digital | Episode 36

Aik Sitam Aur | Sacrifices And Revenge

The premise of Aik Sitam Aur, ARY Digital Drama revolves 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]

Aik Sitam Aur Episode 36 Written Update & Review

Life of a nakaam aashique

Sufiyan is in the cell, pacing around anxiously when he finally sees a familiar face-his father. Rafaqat bails Sufiyan and arranges for him to leave Pakistan as soon as possible. Raeesa isn’t happy about this, and Sufiyan is reluctant to go but Rafaqat really has no choice. While Rafaqat gets down to get a bottle of water on the way to airport, Sufiyan takes the car and runs away.

Say what?

What exactly does he have in mind? Can he spend all his life in the car? How much cash does he have? If he has a card, Rafaqat might block those cards, right? This was such a crazy move. 

Later, we see Sufiyan aimlessly sitting atop his car, and then having tea and food at a chai shop. His car heats up at first, and then it wouldn’t start, so he has to take help from a mechanic. These scenes were far too slow and far too long for my liking, but it does show us what would be a life of a nakaam aashiq. I felt like telling him: “ab bhi waqt hai. Ghar chaley jao.


Rafaqat’s worries

While Sufiyan is struggling to keep afloat in a car (haha, jokes on you brother for running away), back home, his family is having a mixed reaction. Sadaf is fuming that Ushna and Shehroz will be getting married soon, Raeesa is wailing and whining that her only son, her aulaad-e-nareena, her jigar ka tukra is missing. It is only Rafaqat who is worrying about the right thing-how would Wahab react when he finds out? 

Honestly, I was thinking of Rafaqat and Wahab’s deal, ONLY. Who cares if Sufiyan is missing. Rafaqat still has to sustain a family, and he is also answerable to  Wahab for his deal, a moral and legal obligation. He is rightfully concerned about Wahab.


Selfishness at its worst

Shujaat and his family is still pestering Rafaqat to give their shares in business. Mehnaz and Huzaifa have always been selfish, what surprises me more is that Shujaat doesn’t say a word to stop his wife of his son from speaking rubbish. Wasn’t he the “good” brother?

In one of those “Rafaqat family versus Shujaat family” arguments, even Mehnaz reminds Shujaat that he was the one who brought Zainab and Ushna into their homes and their lives. I wished Raeesa had reminded Shujaat that he was the one who once pretended to be a nice man.


Qubool hai, dil-o-jaan se qubool hai

The much-awaitaed Ushna-Shehroz nikaah happens. It was a small and sweet affair. Both looked really good together. Just loved the way Shehroz looks at Ushna.

Their little scene as they head to their “respective” rooms was also very sweet. That smile on Shehroz’s face is so sweet.

The next morning, we see the newlyweds bickering at the breakfast table while the two mothers talk about their own stuff. I loved that whole scene, watched it thrice. This was so well-written and so nicely executed. Also, for the first time, I liked Anmol’s acting in this scene. She was gentle with her character this time, just what the character demands in this situation. Usama was superb as usual. 

When Shehroz arrives at his office, he is bombarded with congratulatory messages and flowers. A tiny smile is plastered to his face all the time. We can see that Shehroz is enjoying being married. And, we are enjoying to see him enjoy his life. I mean, he really needed to loosen up a little.


Raeesa blames all on Ushna

After reading the above paragraph, you must think that “all iz well”.

It isn’t.

How could Raeesa let Ushna and Zainab live peacefully. She barges in when the happy family is enjoying their time, and accusses that Ushna must know where Sufiyan is. We have already seen Wahab take a stand for Zainab and Ushna, twice. I wonder what he does now.



Alrighty, so Ushna and Shehroz are finally married. This is the reason I had started watching the drama-the hate to love, forced-marriage halal romance. Although the team took 35 episodes to get here, it is worth the wait. Can’t wait for the next episode tonight.

P.S. I had watched the episode yesterday.This review is 12 hours too late. Yesterday, I was not in the right state of mind to write anything. I hope this review does justice to this episode.


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