By now we all know what it means when the proverb goes, â€œa car crash you canâ€™t look away from.â€ There is nothing in Mann Mayalâ€™s story line that impresses, excites or God forbid, entertains. The story is looping, episode after episode, with Mannu crying and pining after one thing or the other, Sallu moping and Jeena plotting. There are no twists or turns that edge the story ahead. There are so many annoying things but now, as we watch the play in its 28th episode, these are our pet peevesâ€¦
- Mannu and Sallu are from extremely conservative backgrounds. Then how and why is it acceptable for Mannu (in her iddat period) to share space with a na-mehram man? HOW? But if you look at it, everyone sleeps around: Jameel in Jeenaâ€™s house, Mannu in Salahuddinâ€™s house, Jeena in Salahuddinâ€™s house and finally, Salahuddin in Jeenaâ€™s house. And yet Mannu canâ€™t go home!
- How dumb is Salahuddin and since weâ€™ll answer that ourselves with â€˜veryâ€™ our peeve is that he keeps falling for Jeenaâ€™s schemes. Why in heavenâ€™s name would he agree to spend the night in her house instead of offering to take her to his own, where his mother is? Again, heâ€™s conservative on one hand and a loose canon on the other. And do you guys know anyone who leaves their phone lying around, especially when thereâ€™s a history of mistrust? Weâ€™ll answer that too: Salahuddin.
- Who washed Tanyaâ€™s potty? Are we to believe that Mikail, who didnâ€™t even mourn his own parentsâ€™ death, is such a changed man that he has agreed to take care of his kids, feeder and potty and all, without as much as a maidâ€™s help. And that too overnight. Itâ€™s preposterous.
- Have Mannuâ€™s parents died as well because last thing we remember is Jameel booking 7 tickets so that everyone can fly out to visit Mannuâ€™s recovering father (and secretly propose as well). But thereâ€™s not as much as a whisper from them. They obviously donâ€™t give a damn about Mannu. There, weâ€™ve given her something else to cry about.