Ye Dil Mera Episode 25: Amaan and Aina’s Relationship Is In Turmoil
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Ye Dil Mera Episode 25: Amaan and Aina’s Relationship Is In Turmoil

Sajal Aly and Ahad Raza Mir continue to shine in their performances as Amaan and Aina, a married couple at odds with one another after Amaan’s intentions are revealed

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  • Rating 3/5 Stars

“Ye Dil Mera” is still one of the best shows on television right now, telling a gripping story of lies, deceit and revenge.  Episode 25 isn’t an action-packed one, but there’s something to be said about the emotional quotient in “Ye Dil Mera.”  This show focuses on the internal predicament of its characters, presenting “slower” scenes in order to allow for viewers to really absorb and understand what those characters are going through.  With Amaan (Ahad Raza Mir) and Aina (Sajal Aly) now at odds, Aina is reflecting over her time with Amaan, trying to understand the extent of his deceit and manipulation.  When Amaan tells her that they are going to Darya Bagh so Aina can uncover her father’s “innocence,” Aina is perplexed once again, realizing that Amaan had taken her to Darya Bagh on the pretense of a honeymoon, really meaning to unravel her emotionally.  Aina agrees to go back, turning off her phone and vowing to clear her father’s name.

Farooq (Adnan Siddiqui) and Ali Baksh (Paras Masroor) discuss how to deal with Amaan and Farooq makes it clear that he just wants Aina out of Amaan’s house and safely with him before he takes action against Amaan.  Unfortunately, Aina’s phone is off and he’s unable to connect with her.  In their absence, Ali Baksh goes to Amaan’s house and is shocked to see that there’s no trace of evidence left behind that would reveal Amaan’s true identity.  Farooq fears for Aina, mostly that Amaan will brainwash her against Farooq, not understanding what Amaan is after or that Aina is aware of his intentions.

In Darya Bagh, Amaan calls Farooq from a clever IT set-up, making it untraceable for Farooq, informing him that he and Aina are fine and to stop looking for them.  He threatens Farooq that he will expose his involvement in Saira’s death and show Aina proof of Farooq’s marriage to Saira if his men ever enter his home again without permission.  Farooq’s fear heightens as he realizes Amaan is blackmailing him now.  Meanwhile, there’s a beautiful scene between Aina and Amaan back in Darya Bagh, one where viewers finally understand that Amaan actually does love Aina.  While Aina refuses to eat, Amaan also stays hungry, worried for Aina’s well-being, worried that she won’t be able to sleep alone.  Amaan is visibly upset at having hurt Aina and his thoughts reveal that Amaan is hopelessly in love with Aina despite trying to fight those feelings.

Ahad Raza Mir is brilliant as Amaan in this episode and it’s a treat to watch him unwrap Amaan’s many layers.  It’s not surprising that Amaan has fallen for Aina.  While initially he seemed like a highly manipulative character (and, despite it all, he is exactly that), we’ve discovered over time that his reasons for revenge are “valid” to an extent (though his methods are not) and, at the end of it all, he’s just a very wounded, abused, hurt little boy who has been through a lot of pain in life.  Aina, while initially being very naïve and innocent, has now come into her own and isn’t willing to take Amaan’s nonsense.  Realizing how she’s been “played” in her marriage, she’s now distancing herself emotionally from the man she loved and has chosen to stand on her father’s side – but it will be heartbreaking to see her heartbreak when she realizes Farooq is not who she thought he was.  Both Ahad Raza Mir and Sajal Aly own this episode, they are just stellar performers and their scenes together speak volumes.

The preview for next week’s episode looks like much of the same, but as long as the show continues on this pace, it’s on track!

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