Bin roye (episode 8-9-10) review

I still cant believe how such a beautiful yet simple story be ruined like the way it has been here!

Safeer is now secretly married to his non Muslim girlfriend. he also has a 2 year old son and it all happened in I think 4 weeks…while Saman and irtiza were perhaps only unpacking in USA. so Saman got pregnant too and has a son. Saba goes to meet Saman and irtiza where she time and again behaves rudely especially after irtiza’s friend, amir, starts taking interest in her. she rejects amir’s proposal and everyone is baffled as amir seemed to be the perfect guy for her. Saman and irtiza visit Pakistan to celebrate their son’s birthday and it is here that Saman realizes that saba has always been in love with irtiza (a useless realization as she does nothing at all after that, this is also one of the useless additions in the drama as Saman never realizes this in the novel). Saman has an accident and she dies (unfortunately the story only moves forward with someone’s death). Saba is full of guilt and blames herself for Saman’s death and can’t seem to cry (hence the name, bin roye).

The drama has disappointed me to say the least. the story was quite good, simple but powerful in the novel. the choppy editing, confusing timeline and lack of powerful performances (except mahira khan) have turned this much awaited and highly anticipated drama serial into nothing but a series of blunders. I still can’t understand why saba’s mother is never shown talking to her! I have never seen a mother daughter duo who never ever speaks to each other. Dadi is her best friend, I get it but there should have been a scene at least where zeba bakhtiyar was perhaps shown talking to saba!! But I’m glad there was a scene for zafar this time round. And irtiza, he seems to be moving on rather quickly too as it took him several episodes to fall in love but less than half episode to move on after Saman’s death.

all that is worth talking about now is mahira khan and only mahira khan. she looks lovely without make up, just like a girl should look like, with disheveled hair and sad eyes, who has just lost her sister. she looks like someone who is feeling guilty for someone’s death.  she looks devastated. and she does that brilliantly. the role of saba fits mahira khan like a glove and I have developed deep respect for this beautiful actress.

Next week I will of course be tuning in to see more of the very beautiful mahira khan. how about you?

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Bin roye (episode 7) review

Ok, so safeer in the drama serial is a bigger coward and liar than he was in the novel. he got his girlfriend pregnant and then disowned his own child!  he had the audacity to emotionally blackmail his girlfriend into getting an abortion!! he is such an a**. I feel sorry for Sonia who will soon be getting married to safeer (and then for saba too who will also be becoming his wife later; apologies for the spoiler).

So in this episode, Saman and irtiza have moved to USA and saba is trying to get back to normalcy. she is torn between her love for her sister and irtiza. on one hand she is very happy for Saman to be happily married (and pregnant) and on the other hand she feels pangs of desire as soon as she sees irtiza.

This episode too belonged completely to Mahira Khan. it won’t be wrong to say that bin roye depends heavily on mahira khan’s star power, her performance and her beauty (sans make up). I was quite happy to see a few scenes of other actors too. finally humayon Saeed got a few scenes too. but I was very disappointed with the dubbing of some of the scenes.

I’m hoping the story will move forward at a faster pace as its become very slow now. but perhaps it’s the calm before the storm…wouldn’t say more so as not to give away the story

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Bin roye (review) episode 6

Mahira khan! oh yes! Bin Roye is all about Mahira Khan. her beauty and her amazing performance is what Bin Roye makes a treat.

In this episode, Saman got married to Irtiza and although saba had been ‘pretending’ that she has moved on, she hasn’t. all her emotions came out pouring after Saman and irtiza got nikohofied. mahira khan was more than brilliant in that scene. saba’s dadi was there to witness it all but she let her cry her heart out. Saba cursed Saman several times during her outburst and it hurt her dadi. her dadi is like her best friend who knows her deepest, darkest secrets. on the other hand, safeer’s mommy is looking for a rishta for her son and she has saba in her mind. however, safeer himself is in love with a Hindu girl he met while he was studying in USA. safeer, being a coward agrees to get married to saba and does not have guts to leave his girlfriend either. safeer’s mommy has proposed saba via her dadi and her dadi has asked for a little time. meanwhile Saman and irtiza have found happiness in each other and they seem to be enjoying marital bliss.

This episode was all about Mahira Khan as I mentioned before. she not only looks stunning, her performance is on point too. the song was a delight to watch. however, I am not too happy with performances of other actors (except for dadi who is phenomenal). humayon Saeed and armeena Rana khan look good but they hardly have any expressions on their face. when humayon Saeed should be looking intense, you can actually see him smiling. Armeena Rana khan cannot act!! Please someone tell her that all good looking people are not good actors too. The shadi night scene was anything but romantic! And why are saba’s parents and her brother not being given much screen time? I fail to understand that.

Anyway, I am definitely loving it for mahira khan. I never knew she could act so well.

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Bin Roye (Review) Episode 5

While reading Bin Roye Aansoo, one thing that I loved about Saba was that she was very relatable. She is not an evil person but has all the emotions like all of us rather than the leading ladies of most of our serials. She can get jealous, can get angry and is also aware of it all. This episode cemented it further that Mahira Khan was the right choice for the role.

In this episode, Saba found out that irtiza has fallen in love with Saman and not her. She, all of a sudden, seems to have lost control over everything. Saman is now the favorite child of her parents and irtiza is love struck. she is the older, prettier, wiser and sughar beti but the only thing that bothers saba is that irtiza has chosen Saman over saba. she tries to be rude to be Saman but Saman being her ‘good’ self keeps on loving saba. Saba shares her feelings with her dadi and her dadi tells her to accept the fact that irtiza is in love with Saman and saba must not be jealous. during the engagement ceremony, saba tries her best to look happy but there is sadness in her eyes that no one notices except for her dadi.

The episode belonged completely to Mahira Khan. I’m loving her minimal make up look which is in complete contrast to armeena Rana khan’s. And yes, her performance is simply brilliant. I cried with saba when I read the novel and I cried today with saba while watching the scene where she over heard irtiza proposing Saman.

Next week I will be tuning in to see saba only. she is my favorite character on screen right now

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Bin Roye (Review) Episode 3-4

Did i mention before that i simply adore Mahira Khan? I have seen her work before but she has outdone herself in Bin Roye. She is beautiful, raw, innocent and very passionate as Saba. In the initial episodes I was a little unsure as mahira does not look like a school girl any more. Im glad that phase ended pretty soon and now she is a post graduate student. Mahira looks like someone in her early 20’s so now she seems age appropriate for the role. The last two episodes belonged to mahira khan alone. I have recently read Bin Roye Aansoo and saba being such a difficult character, I was not sure if any actress would be able to do justice but mahira khan has done better than I could imagine. Saba is immature but very kind hearted and loving. If played by someone who didn’t understand saba properly, she might have looked irritating on screen. Instead,you just can’t help but fall in love with saba.

The last two episodes moved the story forward a great deal. Satan’s adoptive parents died in a plane crash and Saman is now in Pakistan with her real parents. Saba and zafar have also found out that Saman is not their cousin and is in fact their real sister. Saba is ecstatic and welcomes her with open arms. I just loved this about saba. She is not jealous or insecure but instead she loves the idea of having a sister/friend at home. Irtiza is genuinely interested in Saman and saba has started to notice this too and I loved those scenes too.

I’m still trying to understand the age difference among them. In the novel it’s very clear that irtiza is 7 years older than saba and 5 years older than Saman. In the drama, it’s very confusing. In the first episode, saba was still in school (17-18 years old?) and irtiza was over 30. Now saba is 22 and irtiza must be in his mid 30s. First of all, why isn’t he married yet? Secondly, he must be 12-13 years older than Saman too, why is that age difference not a problem for both Saman and irtiza?

Anyway, I’m totally in love with Bin Roye now and in fact, I’m glad that have made it so filmi.

Have you watched the last two episodes of Bin Roye?