Drama Review | Badzaat | Episode 1

So, another drama is starting today–Badzaat. I don’t have high expectations from this drama as you can read in this post, but I will give a try nonetheless. Wednesday is relatively free in terms of reviews, so, why not?

Badzaat Episode 1 Written Update and Review

We meet Wali, and learn about his childhood. He was a neglected child of a mother who never had time for him and instead chose to focus on her singing/dancing career. That and the title Badzaat has made him into a bitter man who pulls a gun every now and again.

We meet Danyal and Huda who are either engaged or like each other.

And then we meet Anabiya who is easily scared and cries on cue–a characteristic that wins Wali’s heart instantly. The episode ends with Wali developing feelings for Anabiya, already.

Seriously? He met her like three times and for less than a minute each. Okay, so we are dealing with love at third sight. Bhai waah!


This episode did a fine job at introducing all the characters. And we all know how Wali is, and why he is the way he is. Full marks on that.

But I do have one complaint.

The episode was so loud. I hated the background score, more like loud noise throughout the episode.

Why do drama makers rely on loud background score to make things more dramatic? Why can’t they rely on the story for dramtic effects? Yesterday, I watched Badshah Begum and now this… To all the drama makers, this is a humble request: Background score pe hath haula rakhein, please.


Saba Faisal looked good as a singer/dancer, but I have a feeling that her character will be over-dramatic.

Zoya Nasir’s role as model/actor Ainy suits her personality, and she did okay in the two scenes that she was in.

Others have done okay for their limited role.

Now, let’s come to the main lead–Wali Asfand.

Imran Ashraf might have chosen a role that finally makes me not be a fangirl of him. This drama seemed like what Aye Musht-e-Khak is for Feroze Khan. Such a bummer! I was never a fan of Feroze Khan but Imran Ashraf has been a fav since Dillagi, especially his portrayal of Bhola in Ranjha Ranjha Kardi was soooo good.


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So long!

Shabana Mukhtar


  1. yeah, i totally agree. I mean, aye musht-e-khak and dil-e-momin, both should have finished by now. this one is just beginning… I can’t imagine what a torture this one will be. regardless, I’m going to give it a 5-episode test 🙂

  2. June says:

    Now some dramas are getting too long . And over dramatic .

  3. liza says:

    but sehar khan is pretty tho.. waqay.. (realised this in the later episodes) but trust me, this drama is going to take such a huge turn and mahapara will surprise you. you wont be disappointed, this i give you guarantee

  4. liza says:

    i havent seen mushk tho.. it’s in my list but i have to watch it soon.

  5. liza says:

    oh, i see.. i guess i havent seen him in alot of roles. but he was great as sir zafar

  6. liza says:

    same here AHAHHA rolled my eyes soooo much. but her character development is SOOO incredible.

  7. Glad to hear that it changes. I’ve mentioned in my review but when she says “main khoobsurat hoon isliye log tareef karte hain” i rolled my eyes so hard… Aisi bhi koi hoor pari nahin hai woh. If someone like ayeza Khan said so, i would wholeheartedly agree, even though it would still be morally wrong.

  8. No, no, it’s not just sir Zafar from akr. I have never liked azfar like ever. I don’t know why that is. Maybe because I have seen too much of him in Miss Veet as a host 😉

  9. I also like Guddi from Mushk. She made people dance to her tunes. Generally, she’s dancing to other’s tunes 😀

  10. liza says:

    yeah man.. it’s like woh apni purani characters sey nhi nikalti… she seems to be in her amanat and neeli zinda hai roles hahah always folding her hands… her only role i loved was parizaad.

  11. liza says:

    omg, we think so alike ahahha azfar rehman is a brilliant actor tho.. he doesn’t over act.. i think AKT made you have this veham ahaha but yes hina atlaf is annoying urgh. but im just gonna watch it for sami khan. clearly bahot mehenath kiya apni role kay liye

  12. liza says:

    omg you were sooo me… mahapara was sooo annoying but this changes later on.. and she’s just too good.. sehar khan exceeded my expectations

  13. Dil Zar Zar, absolutely… the first Sami Khan looks any different from his goody-two-shoes too-confused guy that he has played a million times. But on the other hand is Azfar and Hina who are both soooo annoying. I don’t like them at all. It will be a tough watch for me only because of them.

  14. As for Badzaat itself, I wanted to see just how bad it was, and they superceded my expectations 😀 It was soooo bad… I even doubt Imran’s choice in this once. Urwa is like a repeat of Meher from Amanat. So bleh…

  15. i watched one episode of Rang Mahal, but Mahpara and Seher Khan both are so annoying. I am hoping that my opnion changes after a few episodes.

  16. liza says:

    yooo ahahha i know you said you aren’t gonna watch this. but i decided not to watch this. urwa’s choice of roles irritates me and i dislike the writer. plus, you’re right. from the teasers itself, this drama does look dramatic and i’m gonna wait for the critics to decide if this drama is worth watching or not…

    im more looking forward to dil zar zar, sami khan just blew me away in the teaser. that im defn gonna watch (5 ep test).. zanjabeel does good scripts but if not in the hands of the right director, the scripts can go haywire.

    and DUDE RANG MAHAL IS JUST SOOOO ADDICTIVE !!! im apready at episode 75 and wowoww just warning, there are flashbacks like from episode 50-60 but after that it’s fast paced. im so so hooked, and i love everyone in it and humayun ashraf is just tooo good yaar, kya bathaun… usne chha gaya

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