Sang-e-Maah Episode 23 Written Update and Review
A mother meets her son after ages
“I killed Nasrullah, not Haji Marjaan,” Zarsanga says.
Hilmand’s grief and self-doubt
Truth or another lie?
Hilmand isn’t the only one who doubts Zarsanga. As Badam Gul narrates the whole jirga story to Gul Meena, the vulnerable heroine questions why Zargoona never discussed something to huge and important with her. She has the same question in mind.
Did Zarsanga lie to save Haji Marjaan?
This is enough to instill a doubt in our mind, that Zarsanga may have lie to save Haji Marjaan from Hilmand’s revenge.
And the truth is…
Zarsanga and Zargoona are talking, reliving their past and Zargoona consoles her sister.
Zarsanga: Jaisa baap waisa beta. Tum ne Gul Meena se kaha hoga na ki Hilmand ke baap ne tumhari behen pe ghag kiya, aur Hilmand ne tumhari beti par.
Zargoona: Main tum pe rashk karti thhi, tumhari dushman nahin thhi. Tum Haji Marjaan ke liye laR rahi thiiN aur main Asadullah ke liye, jisse hum mohabbat karte thhe. Hum dono ek si hain.
That last bit “hum donon ek si hain” still rings in my head. I think it takes a sibling’s relation to another level. All our young lives we strive to be different, but as we grow old, we realize that we do want to be equal to, similar to our siblings.
Or maybe that’s just me.
It was a very tender and vulnerable moment.
The loving couple
Haji Marjaan still isn’t happy about Zarsanga’s decision. He still takes responsibility of his actions. Even though he hadn’t poisoned Nasrullah, he was the one to procure the poison from Guru Bakhsh. Zarsanga, on the other hand, takes full balme-she was the one who came up with the idea, and she was the one who poisoned Nasrullah. I was thinking the whole time-yeh kaisi mohabbat hai jo dono ek dusre ko bachane ki koshish kar rahe hain?
I still don’t have the answer, probably because it is rare in our age.
The episode ends as we see Nasrullah’s father stealing a bird from a little boy and beating him black and blue. This is only to prove his power and superiority over the poor boy. Later, the old man remembers his late son.
Nasrullah mera beta thha.
I was like: that explains so much.
And the episode ends.
I’m sure Hilmand will meet his grandpa now. Ab udhar jhagda karega. I have never seen such a jhagdaloo hero 😀
This episode was quite overwhelming, in a good way. It was such a well-planned narrative. Not only did some old truth were revealed, but we also had some new subplots unfolded. The two sisters Zarsanga and Zargoona talked about how Nasrullah and Hilmand both were shameless, evil mean who did ghag on a girl. And later, we see Nasrullah’s father stealing a bird from a little boy and beating him black and blue. So, this runs in their blood-message received. It was so subtle and yet so powerful.
I have said this before and I will say this again: Sang-e-Maah is that kind of drama that you would want to binge and finish in one sitting; that kind that you want to watch without having to take notes for reviewing later; that kind that you want to watch and learn the art of story telling. This drama is almost perfect, very close to the recent perfection that was Chaudhry & Sons.