Ye Dil Mera Episode 27: Neelofar Faces Farooq’s Wrath After Uncovering The Truth
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Ye Dil Mera Episode 27: Neelofar Faces Farooq’s Wrath After Uncovering The Truth

Ahad Raza Mir, Sajal Aly and Adnan Siddiqui’s show continues to push forward towards its conclusion as Mira Sethi’s Neelofar threatens to expose Farooq for his crimes

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  • Rating 3.5/5 Stars

Farhat Ishtiaq’s writing goes from strength to strength in “Ye Dil Mera” as new pieces of the puzzle are revealed in the Ahad Raza Mir, Sajal Aly and Adnan Siddiqui starrer.  With episode 27, viewers are taken back to the past through the memories of Nargis Buaa (Naima Khan) as she recalls Neelofar’s (Mira Sethi) final days.  Neelofar is seen thinking about her promise to Humaira (Zarnish Khan) regarding keeping her safe from Farooq’s (Adnan Siddiqui) advances. 

As she tries to come to terms with the state of her marriage and her husband’s poor character, she is further shocked when she’s informed of Humaira, Obaidullah and their children’s demise in a “car accident.” 

While Neelofar initially doesn’t suspect Farooq, his behavior invites suspicion and later, she stumbles across Farooq and Ali Baksh (Paras Masroor) discussing the attack.  Farooq finds Neelofar listening and as Neelofar threatens to expose him, the situation turns abusive as we see Bua and little Aina listening in on the fight.  It must be said that I have a soft spot for Mira Sethi, so I feel she’s a delight to watch on-screen.  

Further, Mira Sethi carries much of this episode on her shoulders with easily 75% of the episode focused on her and she carries this weight effortlessly, playing Neelofar’s despair, shock and fear convincingly.

In the tail end of the episode, we see Aina (Sajal Aly) having a nightmare about Neelofar’s death as Neelofar and Aina are shot at while trying to escape at the railway station – however, Aina is still unaware of the past and her dreams continue to be hazy in her mind.  Amaan (Ahad Raza Mir) consoles Aina, comforting her in her moment of terror, but Aina pushes him away as soon as she regains her senses, shutting him out. 

It’s here that we see Amaan’s soft spot for Aina, the pain he feels at seeing her in pain and the conflicted emotions he’s going through.  Amaan and Aina have been through the same sort of grief and traumatic childhood – but while Amaan has dealt with the trauma for most of his life (if you want to call it “dealing with it”), Aina is unaware of her grief, unaware of how her mother died and unaware that her father was behind hit.  Amaan now carries not only his own grief, but Aina’s grief as well.  While Amaan is a screwed up character, he loves Aina in the dysfunctional way that he is capable of and for him, he just wants to protect her – ironically, from the pain he has brought upon her with his revenge scheme. 

While Sajal Aly is a natural in everything she does and always performs well, Ahad Raza Mir is just knocking it out of the park and stealing the show with each episode.  Amaan’s inner turmoil shines through in the brief 10 minutes he’s given to perform in this episode, enhanced by the beautiful background score and OST.

While this episode was interesting the Aina and Amaan track needs to speed up with Aina connecting the dots sooner than later.  At this point, the character is coming across as dim considering her own feelings and memories coming back to haunt her.  Episode 28 looks like one to watch out for with the preview showing incredible performances by Ahad Raza Mir and Adnan Siddiqui as Amaan reveals his identity to Mir Farooq.  With the audience already discussing and analyzing the next episode, the buzz surrounding “Ye Dil Mera” is at a high.

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