Yet another powerful episode of Mere Paas Tum HoÂ rolled out yesterday and there were moments that delivered bang on the money. In a nutshell, this episode took us a few months past the night when Mehwish left Danish for Shehwar. Rumi, we find out in a conversation between Danish and Mateen sahab, insisted he be sent to boarding school but a call from his headmistress and class teacher reveals that not only is Rumi unhappy at boarding school, but he is depressed and displaced. That is all but natural given the circumstances; we’re looking at a child abandoned by his mother.
His class teacher, by the way, is Hania (Hira Mani) who has made an entry as the potential new love of Danish’s life.
Danish is struggling with betrayal and a broken heart but he is adamant to get back on his feet and he sees a thriving business – bringing him 20, 25 crores or more – as the solution. What’s on his mind? Possibly being rich enough to show Shehwar up.
On the other end of the story, Mehwish and Shehwar are having a rollicking time traveling all over Europe but their ‘honeymoon period’ appears to be wearing out. In an uncomfortable conversation, Shehwar establishes that Mehwish may be “the best partner” a man could hope for but he has no intention of getting married.
The end of the episode delivers another emotional blow to Danish but also delivers Mateen Sahab’s daughter – Hania, incidentally also Rumi’s class teacher – to his life.
There were extremely strong moments in the episode. The opening sequence with the rain signifying endless tears and sadness, take us to Danish and his conversation with Mateen sahab; an important scene. Then we go to Rumi’s school, in which Danish’s conversation with his son is extremely emotional and heart breaking. And of course, the third significant act of the episode was the glimpse into Mehwish and Shehwar’s life. The end of the episode leaves us on the crossroad where Danish encounters Hania, Rumi’s teacher and Mateen sahab’sÂ daughter and we know this is the beginning of a new chapter in Danish’s life.
There were high moments, and senseless flaws in this episode; similarly, there were strong dialogues and then others that mansplained womanhood in an unflattering light. We’ll be discussing them all in detail, in tomorrow’s Week in Review.