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Khaani: The sudden shift in the story

Instep Today
By Buraq Shabbir
Wed, 02, 18

With Feroze Khan and Sana Javed as protagonists, the much talked about drama serial, Khaani, has been topping the ratings chart ever since it went on air. However, 15 episodes into the play, it seems to have slowed down.

15 episodes into the play, Khaani moves to the the heroine’s life and possible new love interest.

With Feroze Khan and Sana Javed as protagonists, the much talked about drama serial, Khaani, has been topping the ratings chart ever since it went on air. However, 15 episodes into the play, it seems to have slowed down.

In the last couple of episodes, Khaani relocates with her family in order to escape Mir Hadi and his forced actions after he insists upon their marriage. She finds the job of a personal assistant to an elderly man (in an unknown city), whose grandson is a widower with one daughter. The latest episode hints at a possible relationship between Khaani and her boss’s grandson, who is visibly interested Khaani as his little daughter really likes Khaani too.

Over in Karachi, Mir Hadi is extremely upset and depressed upon losing Khaani and being unable to trace where she is. He rejoins his father, Mir Shah’s political party, but only to look for Khaani in multiple cities. He is deceiving the world as well as his father but his mother is aware of his intentions and is really worried over his obsessive his behaviour.

While Khaani remained a great watch in the first 8 to 10 episodes, it has slowed down and needs a jolt of life. There is hardly any episode where we don’t see Khaani and her family members in mourning, despite the fact that they have managed to relocate seamlessly and Khaani has found a highly respected, well paying job that too without having a degree. The 100,000 rupees that she earns is enough to run her household and educate her sisters, which is something to celebrate!

It will be interesting to see how Khaani maintains the audience’s interest as the story moves slightly away from Mir Hadi, who till now has been the focal point of the storyline. Khaani is falling in love with Arham, played by Muhammad Mubarak Ali, who honestly, was a better fashion model than he is an actor. If Khaani falls in love with Arham, which is the likely case, then it will be a match made in heaven.

What’s next for Khaani and Mir Hadi, and whether he manages to trace her or not is yet to be seen; logic dictates that he probably will and his character dictates that he will either kill Arham or at least get rid of him in a less gruesome way. But until Mir Hadi finds Khaani, the play needs to pick up pace to sustain our interest.