Yakeen Ka Safar is produced by Momina Duraid Productions & is directed by Shehzad Kashmiri and yesterday onwards it will be airing on Wednesdays on Hum TV. The opening episode gave us a peek into all the characters & their stories. The very first episode established the story in such a way that I am already looking forward to the next episode. The first episode being just so perfect, my hopes have raised already.
Yakeen Ka Safar -First Episode Review
The first episode framed three plots in three different locations, where in 2 of those, they highlighted the physical & emotional abuse that women are put through. A school teacher named Noori (Suhai) living in Rab Nawaz village was kidnapped & bitterly, her father attributed her for being too ambitious to impart education to the children of her village. In Karachi, they showed Zubiya (Sajal Ali) & her family were recovering through grief of loss of her mother (Fazila Qazi) & finally, in Islamabad, team showed us a lighter side of story atleast for now, where two paternal cousins Daniyal (Shaz Khan) & Gaiti (Hira Salman) were tying the knot & their families were making memories of the happy occasion.
In Rab Nawaz Village, however the first notion of Noori’s(Suhai) father was disturbing but picking out tears in his eyes make me feel for his helplessness. Though, it was quite self imposed helplessness as her father was not ready to accept the fact that her daughter wasn’t doing anything wrong, and he should be the one standing to world in Noori’s favor. Delicately still clearly they have taken the subject that how men in such settings feel education a trouble & don’t have backbone to stand up for their daughters because of their own insecurities.
Zubiya(Sajal Ali) lost her mother & her Khala Mehjabeen (Huma Nawab) tried to comfort her. Keeping it short they’ve introduced the abnormal marriage of Zubiya’s father Khalil (Ehtashamuddin) & her mother. Seemed as if Khalil(Zubiya’s father) always subjected his wife to mental torture because of his conservativeness & didn’t give her enough freedom to even stay in touch with her family. Zubiya has an elder brother Rehan who is married to Sheema.
Discomfort on Father and daughter’s faces when they both faced each other, did show that Khalil was uncomfortable about something.The way he put Mehjabeen down describes a lot about his personality.
Lastly discussing lighter part of show Daniyal(Shaz Khan) & Gaiti(Hira Salman) have been engaged since 6 years now but Daniyal(Shaz Khan) left for UK continuing his education, the day they got engaged. He has returned as a lawyer and he owns the fact that Gaiti gave him enough time,when his mother was pressurizing him to come back & get married. I liked how subtle Gaiti’s(Hira Salman) character seemed at this stage. Daniyal’s father Usman (Farhan Ali Agha) & Gaiti’s mother Durdana are siblings, both the families seemed pretty happy with the new family affair. I enjoyed that both the brothers Daniyal & Asfand share a very strong bond, where Daniyal is caring elder brother & Asfand admires him.
I must say I enjoyed the build up of show in this 1st episode & even though three stories are developing at the same time, between completely different situations, I didn’t find haphazard jumping between scenes. I will thank the director for giving us a strong first episode of the drama. Please share your views regarding the new serial’s very first episode Yakeen Ka Safar.