‘Koi Chand Rakh’ started last week and gave us a complex storyline to work with. Rabail’s (Ayeza Khan) cousin Umair is falling for her, but she sees him as a brother. Umair grew too used to her ‘older sister’ love and it morphed into romance for him. Saath saath, Zain (Imran Abbas) has fallen in love with Nashal who is Rabail’s cousin/sister. Nashal doesn’t give her name to any guys that approach her and uses Rabail’s name. Zain thinks he’s in love with Rabail and as fate would have it, his father likes the real Rabail for his son, and thus began a massive case of mistaken identity.
The episode starts with Zain realizing that ‘Rabail’ belongs to a family his father knows.
Later on, he discovers that his parents are already taking to Rabail’s family for their marriage. Zain is a ‘apne marzi ka maalik’ so his parents worry if he’ll accept the rishta, since they went behind his back. He takes this opportunity to be a good beta and agrees. Little to his parents know that he thinks he’s in love with ‘Rabail’.
At Rabail and Nashal’s, hell is breaking loose as their mother finds out about how Umair feels. She’s understandably furious at the situation however the blame for it quickly shifts to Rabail for everything.
When Umair leaves the house out of anger, Rabail offers to call him and make him come back. Her mother turns to her and says ‘Tumhari hi baat sunta hai.’ Now, till this point, I had assumed that the family would take Rabail’s side but the tone her mother used made it clear where the family stood on the matter.
Now, if you think about it, this is not Rabail’s fault, like at all.
She didn’t ask her cousin to fall in love with her. She showered him with love as any sister would do, how he perceived it is entirely his problem. I can also see the fact that since Rabail is technically not actually part of the family, it is easy to shift the blame on her.
In fact, Rabail overhears her mother and Nashal talking about her and Umair. In their assumed secrecy the mother-daughter duo discusses how best to solve the issue and of course, as per Pakistani drama tradition, the solution to every problem is shaadi. This is how the episode ends, the issues of the show still where they were at the start of the episode; what happens next is to be seen.
Ayeza Khan’s acting in this show so far has been phenomenal. It seems like the sweet, ‘girl next door’ vibe is something she fits into quite easily. She flourishes in the role and makes you feel for her character.
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