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?

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Bin roye (review) episode 2

Its so simple and yet so beautiful. If you arent watching it, you must start watching it now.

It’s quite clear that irtiza thinks of saba to be ‘just a child’ which is quite evident by the way he behaves with her. However, saba is in her teens and the attention that she gets from irtiza only means one thing for her. She has a major crush on him. Irtiza has gone for higher studies and has met Saman (armeena Rana khan) there. They have become good friends over time and it seems they quite like each other. Irtiza in fact has started to like Saman so much that he decided to go on a trip with Saman and her family rather than visiting Pakistan. Loved the way how saba was preparing for irtiza to come. It was really sweet and I was quite sad along with saba when irtiza decided not to visit.

Mahira khan is a beauty, her acting is flawless but she doesn’t look like a 15 year old. She has made saba look very cute rather than stubborn and irritating. That’s something which only an actress of her statuSame goes for humayon Saeed. He looks great but much older than he is supposed to look. Otherwise the chemistry between the two is just amazing. Armeena Rana khan is beautiful but she needs to work on her acting skills.

The best thing about the drama is how the relationship of all family members is shown. They all look very comfortable with each other, just how families are supposed to be.

Did you watch the second episode of Bin Roye?

Bin roye (review) Episode 1

Writer: Farhat Ishtiaq

Produced by: Momina Duraid

Bin roye has ‘blockbuster’ written all over it!

When Bin Roye movie released I knew nothing about the story. I didn’t even know that it was based on a novel but of course when the movie released, I read lots of reviews and some of them gave away the story as well. Although it did well internationally (for a Pakistani movie), people who had seen it thought it was crap. But the story was very simple and I couldn’t believe that they were unable to make a good movie. I had huge expectations from Momina Duraid. Soon I found out that bin roye would be shown as a drama serial in an attempt to do justice the beautiful story written by Farhat ishtiaq. I just couldn’t be happier and had been waiting for it since then.

Bin roye replaced udaari which was also written by Farhat ishtiaq but the genre is completely different. Where udaari talked about social issues, bin roye is a complete ‘masala’ serial. Also, it’s the first serial of humayon Saeed after dil lagi and mahira’s first after sadqey tumhare. All this has built up huge expectations.

So the question is, does bin roye live up to all the expectations?

After watching the first episode, I have rather mixed feelings. I’m glad that they have tried to show the back story of each character which makes it a little easier to understand them better but it’s a lil too filmi with the songs and all. It might work for some and might not for the rest. Everything is grand and fancy unlike our usual drama serials so it’s a little new.

Now, let’s talk about the story itself. The story is about Irtiza (humayon Saeed) and saba (mahira khan). Irtiza and saba are first cousins and they live in the same house. Irtiza’s parents died when he was a child and he loves saba’s parents (javed sheikh and zeba bakhtiyar) like his own. Saba has two older siblings, zafar and Saman. Saman lives with her mamoon and Mami in Australia as they don’t have kids of their own. Saba has always been very close to and very dependent on irtiza. Irtiza is at least 10 years older than her and pampers her like a child. On the other hand, saba is in love with her much older and very handsome cousin.

The first episode was visually appealing. I loved the girl who played younger saba. She is a natural actress I must say. Even the young irtiza is quite good. In fact I was thinking he would have been good as jaaza in udaari. Mahira khan didn’t have much to do except for looking good, which she did quite effortlessly. Same is the case with humayon Saeed. As for the character actors, I loved the lady who is playing the role of dadi. I have no idea what her name is.

As for now, bin roye will be my filmi guilty pleasure. Im quite looking forward to the next episode. How about you?