And so Bin Roye ends…
The first episode of Bin Roye got me all excited. I had read the novel but hadn’t seen the movie so I was really looking forward to it. It just had to be too good.
But it wasn’t.
Now, it wasn’t actually bad but not as great as I imagined it to be. The wrap up/last episode was a delight to watch as Saba got the happy ending every one had been waiting for but the previous few episodes left a lot to be desired.
Mahira khan owned the role of Saba. Saba was immature, stubborn and just too real to be a fictional character. Mahira khan’s flawless acting made her a lovable character. Although, if not done right, she would easily have become the anatogonist instead. And, how can someone look so pretty all the time!
If only mahira khan could have played the role of Saba, only humayon saeed could ensue the charm of irtiza. He can still any girl’s heart skip a beat. Irtiza was calm, loving and very handsome… And humayon saeed made it all look so effortless.
Bin roye showed us two cousins, irtiza and Saba, both loving each other. But it Irtiza’s love for Saba was completely platonic. However, for Saba, Irtiza was her whole world. She found it impossible to accept he could marry some one else, and she could not even hate his wife. Mahira khan nailed all the scenes where Saba was shown being torn between these emotions. In the heat of the moment she ill wishes her sister and keeps blaming herself for her death a few years later. Unable to forgive herself, she feels disgusted when she finds herself married to Irtiza few years down the lane. Her confession towards the end and how slowly and gradually Irtiza starts loving her as his wife is shown beautifully.
It’s not very easy to pen down such simple yet beautiful stories. Farhat ishtiaq did it but the director(s) ruined it by altering the story in unacceptable manner. The story itself was perfect, it didn’t have to be different from the novel at all. In fact, every thing going against bin roye drama is what had been changed from bin roye ansoo novel.
For now, let me just be in the hang over of how awesome mahira khan and humayon saeed look togather and wish they would be cast togather in another project really soon.
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
Did you watch the latest episode?
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
Did you watch the latest episode?
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?