Mujhe Pyar Hua Tha is a new drama series on ARY Digital with a dream cast featuring Hania Aamir, Zaviyar Noman Ijaz, and Wahaj Ali.
However, let’s be honest: the first episode left us confused and we felt like the cringe would never end. So what happened? As usual, Maheer (Hania Aamir) and Saad (Wahaj Ali) grew up together (they’re cousins FYI), and Saad is head over heels for Maheer, and already considers her his ‘wifey’.’ In contrast, she clearly does not feel the same way about him.
In fact, Saad is everything from her driver to helper, but not someone who she considers a life partner. Cliche no? But wait, Maheer has another cousin from her mom’s side who is getting engaged. That cousin has a very good friend Areeb (Zaviyar Noman Ijaz) who has a fashionably-late entry problem.
Areeb lays eyes on Maheer and we can literally hear the violins in the back, whereas Maheer plays the hard-to-get girl in order to make an impression. Throughout the episode, we find out that Maheer’s father is very conservative and does not like the mother’s side of the family for being very liberal.
Moreover, we also see that Maheer’s father and Saad’s father share a respectful bond but Maheer’s mother leaves no stone unturned to show them their place, we assume that Maheer’s father is the successful businessman that is running the household and Saad and his family are trying to make ends meet.
Moving on, Maheer tries to be inclusive at the engagement, but her cousin Anabia’s (Sabeena Syed) friends tease her about roaming around Areeb the entire evening and not giving them any attention. Maheer feels offended, calls Saad and asks him to pick up her, while Areeb tries to take a stand for her.
So, the moral of the story here was that it is completely okay to stalk people at weddings, feel over-protective of them, and completely ignore personal boundaries because it’s just 2023 and these things don’t matter because we’re Pakistanis. The male ego, love triangle, and conversations seem very forced and quite cringe.
The first episode offered nothing new, but we do hope that there is a scope for improvement in the upcoming days. There are some moments that will make you smile, some that will melt your heart, but then there are many many moments that get you thinking about what is wrong with them.
Episode Review: 2/5
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