Tere Bin | Episode 25


Tere Bin is a new drama on HAR PAL GEO (Well, it’s not that new). Here’s a snippet from Geo’s official YouTube channel.

Meerab is an ambitious and beautiful young girl who wants to pursue higher studies. Her entire world revolves around her parents and she believes in them the most. Her strong and confident personality makes her stand against social injustices around her.

On the contrary, Murtasim hails from a powerful and influential family. He respects and values the morals and traditions of his family and refuses to let the family down.

Meerab’s life takes an unexpected turn when she finds out about her family’s decision regarding her and Murtasim’s life. Meerab’s hatred towards Murtasim continues to grow as a family secret from the past resurfaces. Coming from different backgrounds and mindsets, Murtasim begins to realize Meerab’s arrogant behaviour towards him and begins to consider her a challenge for himself. On the other hand, Meerab who is used to living her life on her own terms refuses to accept Murtasim’s family traditions and unnecessary social barriers.

Soon their lives go through a series of emotional sufferings and misunderstandings where it becomes difficult for them to coexist. Despite their hatred towards each other, will Meerab and Murtasim accept their true feelings or will the dynamics of ego and self-respect force them to stay apart?

Writer: Nooran Makhdoom
Director: Siraj ul Haq
Producers: Abdullah Kadwani & Asad Qureshi
Production House: 7th Sky Entertainment

[Source: HAR PAL GEO’s official YouTube Channel]

Tere Bin Episode 25 Written Update and Review

Assalam Alaikum, fellow drama enthusiasts!

Shabana Mukhtar here, ready to share my thoughts on the latest episode of “Tere Bin”. And let me tell you, this episode was a rollercoaster ride of overdramatic and exaggerated events.

Haya, OMG!

First up, we had Haya trying to seduce Murtasim, (pardon my choice of words, but that’s what she was doing). Yes, you heard that right. Seduce. Apparently, Haya has completely forgotten about her morals and ethics and is now trying to get with a married man. I mean, who needs self-respect when you can have some juicy extramarital action, right? Give me a break!

Anwar, Arggggh!

And then there was Anwar, who suddenly decided to become overprotective of his daughter. I guess he finally realized that she’s not a little girl anymore and that he needs to keep a close eye on her every move. Because, you know, that’s exactly what every father should do, even if their daughter is a grown-ass woman who can make her own *wrong* decisions. Seriously, I don’t know who is more wrong in this scenario. And using “badkar” word for your own daughter was just so ewww… Also, Anwar had already said that Meerub can’t be a “badkar”, Meerub repeated the same things and walked away. First of all, there is a difference between “badkar” and “badkirdar” in my not-so-humble opinion.

Salma Begum, Awnnn!

And let’s not forget about Salma Begum, who is going out of her way to look after Meerub and her unborn baby. That’s sweet, but there is one problem-it’s just a misunderstanding, folks! Nothing to see here.

Except for the fact that Salma Begum is now playing doctor and diagnosing Meerub’s pregnancy complications all on her own. Because apparently, medical degrees are overrated. and apparently, Meerub has lost her voice so she can’t clear the misunderstanding.

The Couple, Sweeeet!

The real fun of this episode was when Murtasim finds about Meerub’s lies (she doesn’t clear the misunderstanding about the pregnancy). Their argument in their room was so real and raw, it was like watching a real-life couple go through a rough patch. I was on the edge of my seat the entire time, waiting to see how they would resolve their issues. Also, the way they tried to hide the contract upon Salma Begum’s arrival was so comical. I must say, the subplots of this story are outrageous and annoying at times, but the moment Murtasim is on screen with Meerub, I tend to forget and forgive everything else. Their chemistry is simply electric!

The drama has more to offer, and I’m excited to see what the future holds for this drama, especially since the last episode is not in sight, YET. Maybe we’ll get some fun and romance now, instead of all the plotting and scheming. I, for one, can’t wait to see what’s in store. So, buckle up, drama fans, because “Tere Bin” is still going strong and there’s no telling what will happen next.



Some Rant

I have a bone to pick with Sabeena Farooq and her choice of roles. Let’s just sit here and talk about Sabeena Farooq.

First of all, why does she always choose to play these despicable characters? In this episode alone, we saw her doing so many awful things. She is literally throwing herself at Murstasim, she talks evil things about the unborn baby (which isn’t even real), she enjoys when Meerub is hurt. I mean, what kind of twisted character is this?

And let’s not forget that Hayais relentlessly pursuing Murtasim despite everyone else’s objections. I mean, how many times does he need to tell her that he’s a married man? It’s like she has no sense of morality or decency.
What bothers me the most is that it is NOT the first time Sabeena Farooq has played such a character. Hasn’t she done the same thing in Dil Awaiz? If you remember Dil Awaiz, Sabeena played a similar evil character who enjoyed tormenting her step-sister. This character is more evil, as Haya relentlessly pursues Murtasim despit everyone else’s shutup call. Seriously, should we show such characters on screen? Why does Sabeena Farooq pick up such roles one after the other? It’s like she’s typecasting herself into these roles. Why blame the makers when the actors themselves are pigeonholing themselves?

But my real question is, why do we even need such characters on screen? Do we really need to see women throwing themselves at married men, talking about unborn babies in such a callous manner, and enjoying other people’s pain? Is this the kind of content we want to promote in our dramas?

People may say that such people do exist. But we don’t have to show such characters, yaar. Not to this extent. Haya has crossed all boundaries in this episode by coming close to Murtasim. Even though she was forced to explain things to Meerub, I felt the redemption wasn’t enough. I mean…

This episode left a bad taste in my mouth. I really hope the writers start thinking about the kind of characters they’re creating and the messages they’re sending out.

Haya is the most annoying part of this drama, let’s just say that and end this rant. And as for Sabeena Farooq, I really hope she chooses more positive and inspiring roles in the future.

Some Rant about Meerub

There’s one character who’s really getting on my nerves – Meerub.

Haya is the villain of the story, so showing her in bad light kinda makes sense. But what about the heroine? Why is she so silly?

In this episode, we saw Salma Begum going out of her way to take care of Meerub and her supposed unborn baby. But instead of just telling her the truth – that she’s not actually pregnant – Meerub just sits there like a mute spectator. What gives?

I don’t understand why a character like Meerub couldn’t just shush Salma Begum and tell her the truth. I mean, this is the same Meerub who has been known to speak her mind in the past, sometimes to the point of being downright badtameez. And now she is suddenly so tame that she can’t even clear a simple misunderstanding? It’s just not believable.

Maybe Meerub has lost her voice or something. Or maybe she’s just trying to be extra polite to Salma Begum because she’s her respected sasu maa. But come on, Meerub, I had expected you to speak up and tell the truth. But if she had, the misunderstanding wouldn’t have blown out of proportion. I understand that it is a plot device, but it contradicts the character that was Meerub.

This episode was full of drama and intrigue. But Meerub’s sudden silence just didn’t sit right with me. I really hope she finds her voice again soon and starts speaking up for herself.

Final Thoughts, Finally!

This review is late because I was kinda on the fence about how I feel about the episode. I didn’t hate this episode, but looking at this review, you might feel that way (I do, too).

Overall, this episode was designed to get a mixed reaction, I guess. I can’t help but wonder if the writers are running out of ideas and are just throwing random plot points together in the hopes that something will stick. Or maybe they’re trying to create some sort of satirical commentary on the ridiculousness of desi dramas. Either way, I’ll be tuning in next week, with a  cup of chai hand, ready for whatever more this drama has to offer.

That’s the episode. I guess I’m done for the day. How you peeps doing?


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