Posted: 10 October 2010 at 11:12pm | IP Logged
Wokay so I finished watching three episodes of Malaal.....
First of all I just want to say that this is such a CLASSY show....such classy writing/acting/everything.....the way the story unfolds, it just pulls you in....engages you....no OTT nonsense....
Now coming to the characters.....I honestly think Zeenia is SO beautiful....I don't get the argument about her not being "beautiful" like Danish's mother was saying :S....is it just cuz she's not fair? That's the only standard for beauty? I hate it when ppl do that......stupid desi mentality. Anyways haan so getting back to Zeenia....I really like this actress playing her....she's got such exotic features and she's playing her part very well.
Danish is annoying to me.....I don't think he's ever really loved Zeenia....just used her all his life as a convenient "bai" of sorts who's doing all his chores and managing his life so he can laze around....pathetic.......I totally concur with Lily (whom I really like by the way.....straight shooter....she tells it like it is
) on this one....this dude's looking like a parasite to me too. At first I really thought he didn't have any inclinations of marriage towards Zeenia but he surprised me at the end of the first epi with the "ladki import karni padegi" line....but it's an odd sort of relationship that him and Zeenia have....in which I feel a lot has been taken for granted on both sides.....he takes it for granted that she'll be around to pamper him and do every chore for him all her life while she took it for granted that his dependence on her means that he loves her and will sooner or later marry her whenever he decides to marry....but wow.....she wasted so many years of her life on him....sad....
Mahi.....quite an immature character.....flighty but very typical of stubborn youthfulness which thinks it has it all figured out in life only to be majorly surprised at the hand life deals you with. She seems quite vain....enjoys attention....especially male attention....like that guy over the phone that she was stringing along and then presuming that Danish fell in love with her at first sight.....now after the wedding she's starting to realize that her and Danish are not compatible after all I guess.
And finally coming to Jawad.....really liked his first meeting on the train with Zeenia....so naturally done.....it all felt really realistic....and I liked how he handled the situation after he saw Zeenia crying......another touch I liked was that she didn't give him her real name/profession/number/anything....lol....but he toh kept on talking and managed to cheer her up briefly...sweet :-) And poor guy tried to trace her afterwards also....awww.....lol....I guess destiny will make them meet again soon enough.....interesting how they showed the last shot in epi 3 of both of them being on the same train only a few seats apart but never seeing each other.
Seriously everything in this show is so realistically done....the depiction of the life of desis living abroad.....very nicely done....And what I love is that the plot is multi-layered and has all these interconnected relationships.....the web gets more and more complex with each episode....really enjoying that.
Looking forward to watching the rest soon :-)