Bin Roye, the movie, was released with much fanfare and shor sharaaba. Unfortunately, the movie fell rather flat. It was shot beautifully, but the plot was super predictable and it seemed like too much of a drag. Now don’t get me wrong, I love loving Pakistani films, but Bin Roye just didn’t do it for me (Sorry Mahira, just don’t ever act in anything with Humayun Saeed).
Rewind to around September 2016, I saw this on Instagram and wondered why Bin Roye the movie was now becoming a TV show
It seemed rather unneeded to have a pretty average plot across an entire drama. Needless to say, I was hardly excited by the prospects of this show airing, let alone capturing my imagination to a point that I’d be writing about it.
Now initially, I thought ‘hey this isn’t too bad’, and that was because I was comparing it to the movie, but when I looked at it as a drama..YIKES
The story line deviates from the movie with Saba (Mahira Khan) actually getting married to Safir, her cousin, who just by the way, has a wife and kid in the USA. Safir’s mom HATES the thought of this USA-based woman in her son’s life, so she forces her son to marry Saba, because just maybe, Saba’s love will make him forget the woman he’s already married to. Plausible!
Saba, when she finds this out, agrees to remain in this loveless marriage because she clearly still loves her older cousin Irtaza (Humayun Saeed). But she has decided she can’t ever have him because she’s convinced herself that she is the reason her sister Saman (Armeena Khan),who btw is Irtaza’s dead wife, died.
Yes, the whole story actually is AS confusing as it sounds here.
So Saba accepts her taqdeer because she thinks she is a bad person, and bad people have bad lives
When Saba’s saas finds out that Saba knows about her sautan, rather than being all like “oh shit beta, I’m sorry”, she encourages her to NOT tell her family EVER, furthering Saba’s belief ke hayee Allah, mein buri tou meri zindagi buri.
And then Irtaza goes to America and finds out about Safir’s alternate life and BOOM chaos ensues
Saba is taken from her house forcefully by Irtaza, and her family confine her to their home. Now this is where this week’s episode goes total cray cray.
Let’s break it down into all the points, shall we?
1. Saba still wants to keep the marriage alive, for some reason so is willing to lay her life down for a man who cannot ever love her!.
2. Forced Divorce
3. “Hum larki walay hai,kaisay laga ga agar hum har rishta se inkaar karay ga” and all such related drama concerning getting Saba married again, because “hum uss ko ghar mein kab tak rakhay ge”
4. Irtaza asks for Saba’s hand in marriage, but Saba hates him, and basically does not want this marriage to happen
This scene has this GREAT dialogue: “Tum marne ki tiyari karo, mein Nikkah ki karta ho”
5. Daadi has anheart attack, so now Saba is guilt trapped into marrying Irtaza. Also in the Nikkah scene Daadi is perfectly fine, she literally had a heart attack in the previous scene.
6. Saba still doesn’t take well to the marriage (because, duh) and her parents are all like “Irtaza ne humare pyaar mein ye shaadi ki, aur Saba ko zara se bhi koi khyal nahin is baat ki”
Yes because Saba totally wanted to remarry, that too to a man whom her sister was married. And add to it, she clearly still is not over the guilt for her sister’s death! Just by the way, the Daadi knew EVERYTHING (about the Saba, Irtaza and Saman love triangle) yet she STILL let the marriage happen- how unaware and stupid can this family get.
People had a lot of thoughts about this crazy show
Karliya nikkah agaya sakoon #binroye
— K. (@ziddi_anar) January 8, 2017
Bin Roye has become my guilty pleasure but characters are annoying. Forced nikkah haw.
— Faryal Hasan (@HasanFaryal) January 8, 2017
Came home and found this drama already running on tv "Bin Roye". What an absolute shame, an elite family is shown to force Mahira to marry
— Ahsan Zawar (@ahsanzawar) January 8, 2017
Just watched 15 minutes of Bin Roye and I'm beyond disgusted. I hope Irtiza dies and I hope Saba wields the sword that kills him.
— m**** (@pillowsophical) January 8, 2017
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