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.
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?
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.
Did you watch the last episode?
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?