‘Meri izat ban jao, mein maafi maangne ke liye tyaar hoon’ – Haider
Drama ‘Besharam’ is one of my favorite dramas. Very few dramas are in my cyclic routine of rewatching, and this is one of them. Zahid Ahmed and Saba Qamar are both one of the very best we have in the drama fraternity. Their acting has raised the bar for their contemporaries, and both individually continue to push through their comfort zones as they conform to very challenging roles. ‘Besharam’ proved just how talented they are, and honestly, this drama was so well done in every aspect, I’m besotted with it each and every time I see it.
So before we get down to it, just to summarise, Zahid plays an aspiring politician who is both humble and one of the very few who will never bow down to corruption. Mishal is one of Pakistan’s top models who is struggling with her own inner demons after her father commits suicide for the insults he received regarding her daughter’s career. And they are both as stubborn, as outspoken, as confident as one another. They’re feisty tigers you don’t want to mess with. And that’s exactly why whenever they’re together, the screen legit sets on fire.
… Like a sexy dancing fire.
When they’re going back to Haider’s home, it’s a more pleasant conversation, and while he’s still reluctant to go through with the marriage proposal he declared on live telly, Mishal won’t back out and it’s here when they have their first tender moment
They have a small heart to heart, where they talk about how both their fathers died and then comes the beautiful little pause where they both simmer in a fleeting instance of contemplation (this was enough for me to know they’ll make it tbh).
That moment he dragged her away from the incessant media plaguing Haider’s gates and took Mishal inside (that was HOT)
…And then orders her to stay at home, because not only are they now married, but he said that she is now his respect, and he knows how to take care of it
Some might misconstrue this scene as Haider being chauvinistic by dictating to Mishal that she is not allowed to leave the house without his permission, but it’s far from it. He’s saying it because, despite everything, he’s got a good heart. He decides to abide by the doctrine of marriage and orders her to stay at home so that she’s essentially safe.
Haider please leave Mishal and marry me for the love of all that’s good in this world.
That hot moment Haider walked on the ramp midway the show and zabardasti dragged Mishal off the stage while she was a showstopper
The proud look Mishal has when Haider confronts her evil mother though…just look at these two I can’t even
This particular scene makes my heart melt into an abyss of nothingness, really it does – when Haider asks Mishal to make him breakfast
She insists she can’t cook, and after he adoringly begs for something, she admits all she can make is tea. Haider smiles and says it’ll do.
Also, all the general staring that is literally giving me an overdose of feels – the two have a fight and it ends with Haider staring at her before walking away
After Haider is brutally beaten up by some hired ghunday, it c0mes as a moment of clarity for Mishal, who wonders why she puts him with him, to which Haider says it’s because she’s fallen in love with him
…And she doesn’t deny it. Their interactions become softer, warmer and all the more adoring as they both come to terms with their marriage and genuinely realize their compatibility despite coming from such different backgrounds.
Cannot handle ‘Besharam’ it’s too perfect.
Despite having their usual fights where Haider sends Mishal home, he still cares and shows up to the hospital when her mother falls sick
Also, more staring Haider can you stop please your making our dils go incredibly nazuk.
Supple little moments between the two never let the drama’s more serious tone fray, and I think that’s what keeps me so invested
I long for the beautiful honeyed interactions the couple have because they’re so spread out and never overtly done.
Haider adoringly poking fun at Mishal’s cutting of veggies and, oh guess what, more staring that at this point has me keeled over into an emotional wreck
When Haider tells Mishal he wants to get her a gift and asks her what she wants, to which she says she just wants a smile on his face
When Haider realizes him joining Asfand’s party was a mistake, he’s outside Mishal’s show, waiting for her – the dialogue is kept at a minimal, yet this was the most powerful moment and the most fitting and glorious ending to a phenomenal drama
Mishal: “nahi ho raha”
Haider: “mene bhi chor diya Asfand ki party”
Mishal: “ghar chalein?”
I love this drama so much, words cannot even avail.
What’s your favorite moment from ‘Besharam?’