A controversial storyline is often all it takes to draw attention to a Pakistani drama, and HUM TV’s Dobara was one of them. The play has caused a significant social media stir for both good and bad reasons. The drama went on to become the buzz of the town from its first episode, having topped ratings and catching drama buffs attention.
The complex relationships of a young guy Mahir (Bilal Abbas Khan) who married an old but affluent widow Mehru(Hadiqa Kiani) were the focus of the storyline, brilliantly written by Sarwat Nazir and exceptionally directed by Danish Nawaz.
So the last episode revealed us that Mahir had already decided to marry Narmeen(Zoya), but Mehru’s goodness, as well as her letting him go and wishing him farewell, had somehow pierced his heart, and he has recognised that he actually loves Mehru! It has succeeded to save Mahir from his deception in some way.
Throughout the last episode, Mahir and Narmeen’s tracks indicated that they were both perplexed by this decision. I like that the author did not portray Narmeen as a wholly callous and selfish person.
Minal’s(Maheen) chat with Mahir may have also persuaded him to reconsider his mind, because no one had ever trusted Mahir as much as Minal did now.
One of the highlights of this episode was Mehru’s encounter with Naheed(Angeline).
The final two sequences, particularly the park scene, were far too good.
Mahir chooses Mehru over Narmeen with all his heart.It was difficult to accept Mahir’s change of heart and his conversations about how much he loved Mehru. He was always looking for a mentor and found one in Mehru, thus the manner he transformed after ten years was much more convincing.
Mehru’s main strength throughout was her kindness, and it was this kindness that ultimately changed her fate. This play was never about Mehru becoming a self-sufficient lady; after all, it was a love story! Mehru was determined to win in the end, despite her willingness to let go and “lose.”
Performances were brilliant; Bilal Abbas Khan nailed his character as Mahir and proved his acting prowess. Hadiqa Kiyani was amazing as Mehru, she was especially convincing as a woman who could feel other people’s pain.The supporting cast was equally as remarkable as the main lead.
Dobara was an excellent drama in general. It was about love, hate, relationships, sacrifice, selfishness, and everything spinning out of hand, but everything eventually came back to the normal. The drama ended up being a story so relatable to general audience because these are the real life situations each of us had come across at certain point in lives.
Here’s your chance to catch up on last episode if you missed it.