Ishq Zahe Naseeb: The Super-hit Drama Top Scenes And Review

Ishq Zahe Naseeb

Hey guys!  Whoever is still reading, it's been a while since I've written on here and I've previously explained the reason for that.  To keep up with my writing regularly, please visit the television section, where you can find my articles on Pakistani dramas.  I did want to come here and write something a little less informal though, so here we are!

If you've been keeping up with me on Instagram or on Twitter (@syedgilanis), you know that Ishq Zahe Naseeb on Hum TV has been my favorite show on television lately.  It's a brilliantly written and directed show with incredible acting.  Of course, people do have their complaints and I've had my moments as well.  With the finale coming up this week (on Friday), I am hoping the loose ends are wrapped up, particularly regarding Shakra/Suraiyya and the sequence of events in Sameer's life.  While they have laid out the details, there's still a lot that requires clarity.

I've seen a lot of discussion regarding what should happen at the end of the show and there seems to be a lot of discontent amongst viewers regarding Sameer's potential death.  The way I see it, there are two ways the show could end, but there are drawbacks to both endings.

First, if what many viewers want happens, Sameer will live and Goher will nurse him to good health with the help of a good psychiatrist.  Kashif will move on with Donia and that will be the "happy" ending much want.  As a Pakistani drama viewer AND someone who has lived out my own reality, there's a big GLARING problem with this ending.  While yes, Sameer does technically deserve happiness and rise above his problems, Sameer's death has been an imminent part of the show from the first episode alone with the Fakirni's prediction.  It was almost laid out for viewers to understand that Sameer's character will pass away - and went on to take viewers along for the ride.  However, if we put all that aside and say Sameer will live, this plays into a concept that has played out on our television screens for years now.  This concept of sacrifice on the part of the woman.  This concept of a woman "curing" a man, submitting herself to her fate and making lemonade out of lemons.  "Settling."  Does Goher need to "settle" for a man who is a man and a woman?  A man who has murdered someone before?  And yes, it's correct to say that none of this is actually Sameer's fault.  It is not and he has suffered a lot as a child AND as an adult.  But does Goher have to be the sacrificial lamb to ensure Sameer's happiness?  For the record, Dissociative Identity Disorder is a disorder that does not have a cure.  And looking at how long Sameer's condition has been neglected - of his own choice, by the way -, even controlling it would be very difficult.

Let's look at option number two  Sameer dies.  He confesses that he killed himself before passing, leaving Goher in the clear.  She marries Kashif - the man who loves her and the man she loves.  A man who has been there for her through everything - even if he hasn't physically been there.  He has been unwavering in his love and doesn't even question Goher regarding what happened with Sameer, his faith in her is blind and true.  Why doesn't Goher deserve this ending?  Of course, this what I WANT to happen, obviously.  But let's look at the negative.  Does this mean that those suffering from mental health issues are destined to suffer forever?  As someone with anxiety and depression, I don't believe that particularly sends out a great message.  BUT that being said, the choosing of dissociative identity disorder is an intelligent one then because there actually is not a cure for the disorder.  Many psychiatrists still continue to debate about its validity, which is one of the many reasons that makes it so difficult to treat.  And again, treatment is simply attempting to control it in some way, as there's really no way to "cure" it.  Sameer suffering from this illness makes his predicament much direr, again, especially because he has left it untreated for so long.  He himself had a refusal to treat it and chose, instead, to simply lock himself up each night and this has made it worse.

These are just thoughts, not providing the "right" ending.  It could end either way - either Goher helps Sameer through his illness OR he passes and Goher gets a more stable ending with Kashif.  There are positives and negatives to both options, but it will be interesting to see which way the writers go with this.  I'm obviously rooting for a specific ending.  Which one are you hoping for?  Leave it in the comments!  As always, happy watching!

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