Pyar Ke Sadqay Episode 11:  Sarwar Springs His Plan Into Action
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Pyar Ke Sadqay Episode 11: Sarwar Springs His Plan Into Action

Bilal Abbas Khan and Yumna Zaidi’s “Pyar Ke Sadqay” continues to progress as Omair Rana’s Sarwar springs his plan to entrap Mehjabeen into action, despite her being married to Abdullah, his stepson

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  • Rating 3.5/5 Stars

“Pyar Ke Sadqay” has only picked up steam in the past few episodes, particularly now that Abdullah and Mehjabeen are married.  In episode 11, Sarwar (Omair Rana) and Abdullah (Bilal Abbas Khan) are seen having a discussion about Mehjabeen (Yumna Zaidi).  Sarwar and Abdullah come to a “deal” (basically forced onto Abdullah) that Abdullah will have to mold Mehjabeen to fit the stature of their household and if she doesn’t meet the requirements, Abdullah will have to divorce her.  Of course, Sarwar has his own evil intentions and is plotting how to get Mehjabeen for himself – essentially it seems as though he wants to step in after Abdullah is unsuccessful and “save” Mehjabeen by marrying her.

Much of the episode sees Mehjabeen trying to impress her in-laws through her innocent, goofy antics.  While she gets scolded lightly by Mansoora (Atiqa Odho) for entering their room without knocking, Sarwar seems enchanted by her behavior and Mansoora is uncomfortable.  However, Sarwar does not miss the opportunity to throw a shocker on Mehjabeen – that he fired Munshi Ji some time ago, reducing Mehjabeen to tears.  Later, when she’s talking to her father on the phone, upset, Washma (Srha Asghar) joins her and tries to guide her in how to dress and behave with Abdullah, trying to be helpful.

(Check out our review of Pyar Ke Sadqay Episode 10 here.)

At the office, Abdullah finds himself at the receiving end of Sarwar’s anger as Sarwar verbally insults Abdullah in front of the staff, much to the horror of the employees who see Abdullah as the rightful boss.  This scene is heavy and it’s hard to see Abdullah treated this way and it becomes clear the extent of Sarwar’s abuse over the years – and why Abdullah is so lacking in confidence and unable to function at 100% of his ability.

Washma and Phupo (who wasn’t seen in this episode) are refreshing characters on this show, clearly supportive and accepting of Mehjabeen’s silliness and wanting the best for Abdullah.  Srha Asghar is doing a good job as Washma, a very likable character, particularly now that viewers know how evil Sarwar truly is – she had it right from the first episode.  Likewise, Atiqa Odho as Mansoora is endearing.  She’s a good mother-in-law (so far), but has her own troubles with her marriage which keep her preoccupied and distracted.  How long will it take for her to shift blame to Mehjabeen?  Of course, Omair Rana is doing a great job being creepy, which is exactly what Sarwar is, a man without any boundaries, limits or even an understanding of how truly rotten he is. 

(Check out our review of Pyar Ke Sadqay Episode 9 here.)

He wants what he wants and it doesn’t matter who he squashes to get it.  And last, but not least, Yumna Zaidi and Bilal Abbas Khan carry this show.  Their relationship as Abdullah and Mehjabeen is sweet and they make you root for their marriage to succeed.  Yumna is hilarious as Mehjabeen, but it’s also starting to become clear that even Mehjabeen is not so dim to not understand what’s appropriate and what’s not – and Sarwar’s behavior is already beginning to sound alarm bells.

Bilal Abbas Khan is simply shining, as he does in all his roles.  The scenes between Abdullah and Sarwar are painful to watch and it’s unbelievable how badly Sarwar mentally, emotionally and physically tortures Abdullah – and yet, Abdullah is loyal to him.  It will be such a relief to see how Mehjabeen supports and encourages Abdullah, hopefully being enough to pull him out of his present situation. “Pyar Ke Sadqay” continues to grow from strength to strength and is a show viewers look forward to each week.

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