Meray Paas Tum Ho, Episode 5: Slow, But Not Steady
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Meray Paas Tum Ho, Episode 5: Slow, But Not Steady

In this Hamayun Saeed starrer, the story has been slow to pick up the pace and continues on an uncomfortably slow climb

With a brilliant star cast like Hamayun Saeed, Ayeza Khan and Adnan Siddiqui, one expects a lot from a show.  For Hamayun Saeed and Adnan Siddiqui to star together in a show conveys a message to the audience:  This is a show worth watching.  But……is it?  This is the question.  As of present, the show has been slow-paced and repetitive.  While the dialogues reach for depth, they are left grasping, clutching and unable to find a resting position. Several times, it comes across as the same dialogues being repeated over 3 episodes, the same fights occurring in two episodes, the same sequences, the same setting, the same scenarios…..everything seems redundant. 

With the latest episode, episode 5, it starts with Danish (Hamayun Saeed) and Mehwish (Ayeza Khan) discussing their plans for the 10 lakhs that have come their way.  Planning on buying a new car, new clothes and so forth, Danish expresses his disbelief that this money belongs to him.  He goes so far as to approach Monty, despite their street brawl, and once again offers to buy his car.  While Monty does not believe him and asks where he got the money, insinuating that Mehwish is “working,” triggering Danish, who leaves in anger.  The next morning when Monty approaches him, he says he will not buy the car from him and asks him to leave. 

Mehwish, on the other hand, has started talking to Shahwaar (Adnan Siddiqui) on the phone on a daily basis when Danish leaves for the office.  Shahwaar leaves no stone unturned to flirt with Mehwish and make her feel as though he only has eyes for her.  At work, Danish has a run-in with his boss when he is expected to sign off on paperwork that is unethical.  He returns the money, unable to compromise on his ethics. 

That night, the two (plus Roomi) visit Shahwaar for dinner, where Shahwaar takes any moment with Danish not in the room to flirt with Mehwish.  He has one on one discussions with her in the hall, telling her that any man would feel as though he needs nothing else if he had her.  Later, before the two leave, Shahwaar gifts Mehwish a necklace and asks Danish to put it on her. 

Overall, the story felt highly repetitive, specifically Hamayun Saeed’s scenes.  While Mehwish and Shahwaar’s emerging affair gives scope to Ayeza and Adnan to perform some different scenes and display different emotions, Hamayun is stuck with the same scenario – jealousy, defending his wife and struggling with his ethics at work.  The highlight of the episode is a scene where Shahwaar discusses relationships, their strengths and when it is time to peacefully say goodbye to them.  The dialogues in this scene, spoken by Adnan Siddiqui, are heart-touching and actually do make their mark.  Unfortunately, the rest of the episode is dull.  Mere Paas Tum Ho is not meeting expectations and one hopes this changes soon.

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By Sophia Qureshi
Pakistani Drama enthusiast, Bollywood fan, elementary school teacher, writer, reader, photographer, lifelong student and mother