‘Cheekh’ has thus far proven to be a tantalizing drama, with a riveting plot and a flitting story – you’re continually left in the dark, and it’s exactly where the drama wants you. The drama has kept fans on the edges of their seats, doggedly determined to figure out just how Nayab died – we’re bound to Mannat’s struggle to try and decipher what happened.
However, in one of the most terrifying scenes (and thrumming acting by both Saba Qamar and Bilal Abbas Khan) of the show so far, we find out that Wajih, in fact, did do it.
Fans already had an idea, paying close attention to his unpredictable nature and sudden change in moods – in particular, his overtly defensive nature whenever Nayab was mentioned. While Mannat suspected Wajih, most of us couldn’t believe it, simply because Wajih at first glance seemed like an angel; a gentleman with the utmost respect for women. Yet, unfortunately, in a society seeping in patriarchy and male dominance, women’s’ rights wallow and this is exactly what ‘Cheekh’ is trying to show – almost everyone has a facade.
Male privilege has been so deeply integrated into our soils, it doesn’t come as a surprise that dramas are now avidly warning audiences.
Wajih, when asked about why his sherwani is torn by Mannat, sporadically starts sprinting about, and immediately has an incredibly spooky breakdown – my heart was beating so fast I thought it would stop thumping at any moment. Wajih confesses to killing Nayab, defending his actions by stating that she first resisted his advances, spat at him and tried to push him away. He left little to the imagination, to hurt Mannat.
While some still don’t believe that Wajih killed Nayab…
Others can’t stop praising Saba and in particular Bilal – who we are finally seeing in a new light. This could the year he sweeps up all the awards.
People are in shock that it was Wajih.
Here’s the moment he confesses. But is there more to it? Wajih is displaying clear traits of a narcissist and might be leaving some details out.
What did you think about this terrifying moment?