With 12 episodes in, Ehd e Wafa has settled in our hearts as a must watch Sunday drama. Ahad Raza Mir, Osman Khalid Butt, Ahmed Ali Akbar and Wahaj Ali starrer has diversified in terms of story a whole lot from where it had taken off. The drama’s light hearted humor and essence is still there, but it has certainly taken various shapes and forms.
The episode focused mostly on Saad’s ( played by Ahad Raza Mir) time at military academy. The drama is attempting to highlight the difficulties that trainees have to endure during their time at PMA. The boxing sequence was thoroughly entertaining. Ahad Raza Mir continues to win us over with his avatar. He has settled in as Saad by now and it is heartening to watch him play the role so convincingly. Be it Saad’s sense of loyalty or leg pulling Ahad has translated it well on screen!
Saad’s bonding with fellow trainees especially Gulzar and now even Haris is heart warming as well as something to look forward to in every episode! Adnan Samad Khan must also be appreciated for playing the role of comical Gulzar effortless keeping the audiences entertained in every scene of his!
Zara Noor Abbas’ Rani was also the entertainer of episode, she had our interest piqued as she so tactfully got her way that too by manipulating an elder. We look forward to more interactions between Zara and Mohammad Ahmed. The character traits that both Shahzain (Osman Khalid Butt) and Rani possess are so similar yet they tend to put up a facade hiding their real personalities. What will happen when the truth comes out is certainly something to look forward to.
Shariq (Wahaj Ali ) and Sheharyar’s (Ahmed Ali Akbar) timelines seem to be at a halt with them struggling to move forward. Whereas the other two boys have a lot going on. We did not get to see much of Wahaj Ali and Ahmed Ali Akbar’s timelines which is truly unfortunate. Having said that, we cannot help but appreciate the scale of production, and the beautiful visuals in every episode, especially in Ahad’s military training sequences. Kudos to ISPR and Hum TV for facilitating a project that takes us to various part of Pakistan in every episode, and Saife Hasan for translating it so well on screen!
Mustafa Afrid’s story is one that strikes a chord with the audience with its relatable dialogues. The conversation between characters are truly heartening and often bring a smile to our faces. The way the drama has incorporated regional diversity as well as stereotypes within the dialogues and through its characters is commendable.
Saife Hasan directorial was a multi-starrer to begin with, how the director manages to take all the characters forward seemed like an uphill task. The drama does have that entertainment value but when it comes to screen presence it is not very harmonious. Considering the number of people involved we didn’t expect it to be.
One thing that doesn’t quite set well is the fact that why the drama continues to add unnecessary sub-plots that are emerging in every other episode. The most recent episode spent a lot of time creating and then resolving Haris’ family crisis. The whole sequence seemed like a filler.
Ehd e Wafa already has a massive star cast and every episode leaves us wanting more from the main leads. Instead of focusing and introducing more supporting cast, it would be better to shift focus to the pivotal characters!
How was Episode 12 of Ehd e Wafa for you?