5 reasons that made Ehd-e-Wafa’s latest episode the best!
When was the last time you cried while watching a drama on Hum TV?
Cried with happiness, cried with hope, cried with a ray of light at the end of the tunnel. If you are missing that experience, then you should watch the 21st episode of Ehd-e-Wafa because it will make you fall in love with Pakistani dramas again.
What seemingly began as an all-boys drama has now evolved into one of the best serials, with the latest episode making you believe in friendship all over again.
Hum Spotlight lists down five reasons that made Ehd-e-Wafa’s latest episode the best of them all, and why it should be watched again and again!
AHMED ALI AKBAR’S POWER PACKED PERFORMANCE!
What if he didn’t get the award for Best Film Actor at a recently held Award ceremony in Dubai? Ahmed Ali Akbar has time and again proved his worth as one of the finest actors in the country and he does that again, in Ehd-e-Wafa’s latest episode.
Playing an Assistant Commissioner, the Laal Kabootar actor does everything in his power to help his former teacher Warden Firdous (the brilliant Sajeeruddin Khalifa, more on him later!) who couldn’t recognize him because of his failing eyesight. The scene where the student listens to his teacher’s ordeal and reacts with his hand on his face will melt your heart.
In the following scene where he goes to meet his former classmate and the Warden’s son Khursheed – wrongfully imprisoned by people who operate above the law – the two say nothing but express everything. The hug between two long lost friends was enough to convey that the Assistant Commissioner will do everything in his power to save his friend, his teacher and their family!
OSMAN KHALID BUTT GETS BETTER & BETTER!
Osman Khalid Butt may be the ideal actor for commercial cinema because he can dance, act and even write scripts, but his best work has always been on TV. Be it Aun Zara, Dayar-e-Dil, Baaghi and now Ehd-e-Wafa he has proved his worth again and again.
As Malik Shahzain, he has been wicked from the very first episode, and his wickedness has matured in the last couple of episodes. The way he fires save Shariq (Wahaj Ali) from his job and then has him reinstated, makes Shehryar double-minded about his own success and then is shocked over his appointment in what he thought was his birth province, no one could have done it better.
At the end of the episode, he patches up with Saad (Ahad Raza Mir) and that scene makes you want to call your best friend and apologize, no matter who was at fault. Their chemistry that was visible in the first few episodes is back and we can’t be more excited about the reunion of all four friends in the next episode.
AHAD – ALIZEH CHEMISTRY KEEPS THE AUDIENCE ENGAGED!
And then there was Ahad Raza Mir who was dominating the drama serial as Saad and continues to do so. His chemistry with Dua (Alizeh Shah) keeps the audience engaged as they want them to get married so that the story can move forward.
Ahad’s Saad tries to do the same thing as his father did in Tanhaiyan (wait for his girl outside her office) but in 2020, the girl sends him back but not after giving him the right size of her ring finger. When she sees him for the first time in uniform, she tells him that she can’t decide if he is looking good in the uniform or if the uniform is looking good on him, and if that’s not good writing, I don’t know what is!
Then there is another scene where they talk about their marriage and you can see sparks flying around, making the audience anticipate that in the next episode, they might be pronounced man and wife!
SAJEERUDDIN KHALIFA SHOWS HIS CLASS, AGAIN!
I have a confession to make here – I have been a fan of Sajeeruddin Khalifa since Nadan Nadia and have been following his work since. He played Liaquat Ali Khan in Jinnah Se Quaid-e-Azam and we all loved it. But after that, he started appearing in the run of the mill stuff except for the theatre adaptation of Aangan Terrha and that remains his best work in recent years, for me at least.
Until now where he plays Warden Firdous in Ehd-e-Wafa and introduced the SSG Gang in the drama’s very first scene. After the three guys passed with flying colors, one thought that the Warden might not return but he did in the 21st Episode and shocked all.
From an authoritative figure in the College to a frail old man who can’t see or even recognize his student, he delivered a performance that would earn him new fans.
The scene where he instructs his grandson to put back the glass, where his own student sits in front of him and he fails to recognize him, where he tells the sorry details of his ordeal and where he is stunned to find out that the person in front of him knows his son, that’s something only a wonderful actor can do. And Sajeeruddin Khalifa is the Khalifa of the best!
MUSTAFA AFRIDI EXCELS WITH DIALOGUES, SAIFE HASAN WITH THE EXECUTION!
It seems that writer Mustafa Afridi channeled his inner Salim-Javed when he was writing the scene where Ahmed Ali Akbar’s AC Shehryar summons a real estate tycoon and tells him that if he doesn’t reach the venue in 10 minutes, he will be responsible for his own fate. It reminded me of Amitabh Bachchan’s many dialogues where he didn’t say much but said it all.
He then switched gears and first wrote a couple of scenes that helped Zara Noor Abbas lighten the mood, and a few romantic ones for Ahad – Alizeh, making the audience happy. The final scene of the episode where Saad and Shahzain (Ahad Raza Mir and Osman Khalid Butt, respectively) finally meet after a long time was a tear-jerker. One shouldn’t compare it with other dramas because at the start of the same episode, the audience was given a dose of what was to come.
The best thing about Ehd-e-Wafa is the fact that the director Saife Hasan is Mustafa’s best buddy and maybe that’s why they are so good at recreating buddy scenes to perfection. When Khursheed comes to meet Shehryar, his face is downwards and Shehryar’s back is towards him. When the latter turns and looks at his imprisoned friend, the director’s genius is visible who lets you cry without fearing what the other person in the room would say!