SINF E AAHAN EP 2: COULD THE CAST’S CHARISMA CAST A BLANKET OVER MAHJABEEN'S BLANDNESS?

SINF E AAHAN EP 2: COULD THE CAST’S CHARISMA CAST A BLANKET OVER MAHJABEEN'S BLANDNESS?
Caption: SINF E AAHAN EP 2: COULD THE CAST’S CHARISMA CAST A BLANKET OVER MAHJABEEN BLANDNESS?

The scenes featuring Mahjabeen (starring Kubra Khan) tend to be, in all respects, totally bland and uninteresting. Maybe it’s the conventional ‘rich girl’ cliche that adds absolutely no value to her character.

Authored By Fatima Ghazi, Edited by Reham Aslam

Sinf e Aahan encompasses the life of five young aspiring women and their respective endeavors as they endearingly root for training in the PMA to partake in the Pak Army (and serendipitously consociate later) is an (or perhaps - the ONLY) ongoing delight to watch !! 

The previous episode fairly set off with a hypnotic introduction of all the women; portraying their discrete idiosyncrasies while also, bringing to the fore, how each one of them is so ambitiously committed to what they want from life, precisely distinguishing each woman’s strength and weakness - quite a slick script work tbh ! 

The narrative verve continues in this episode as the characterisation is given further emphasis. This episode focuses mainly on family dynamics giving spotlight to different ties of kindred and equally spellbinding performances. Usman Mukhtar makes a captivating entry as Rabiya’s (Sajal Aly) elder brother, full on giving Alpha Bravo Charlie vibes; who’s also in the army. Furthermore, Arzoo, played by Syra Yousuf,, learns feelings of disdain within her, for her ‘boyfriend’ as she recognises the toxic patterns in her relationship. The Ost is another add on, with its invigoratingly empowering lyrics as it plays in the background, Tu nahi kamzor, Aa lagale zor … beautiful! 

Now, talking about family dynamics .. whom to begin with since each one of them is so significantly worthy of praise. Such a remarkable portrayal of family kinship! Far off from the typical Saas-bahu aur Mian-biwi discords. We do, however, have a favourite! But first, let’s speak of Sajal And Usman’s relationship as siblings. Usman’s role as Daniyal is shown as a progressive and uplifting brother who supports and encourages his sister to get hold of some professional exposure and also reproaches his parents for keeping Rabiya shackled under the unnecessary traditional norm of wanting to get her quickly married, more like an extension of Rabiya’s monolog in the previous episode. And this rightfully makes Rabiya admire her brother which is evident with the way she affectionately looks at him. 

Shaista, (Yumna Zaidi) is a formidable, self-assured woman, a badass! She doesn’t let the sexism prevailing in her family roots slump her morale and dreams. Instead, she tells off her mother for her misogynistic remarks when necessary. Adamant to join the army, this is where the relevance of her kinship with her sister comes to the spotlight! Shaista’s sister Gul (starring Meerub) vigorously stays on her side throughout, in her furtive actions. Their amusing banter adds a light mood to the screen, with their relationship depicting what sibling bonding should be like, especially if you have conservative parents like Shaista’s.

Pariwesh, the pro shooter! Her relationship with her father is definitely the highlight of the episode. Their bonding is absolutely adorable. Especially considering how they come from a rural, not so progressive setting, her father supporting her and taking her out for shopping, is totally heartwarming. What’s more refreshing to see is the trust and faith he has in his daughter and turns a deaf ear to what his wife keeps blathering: definitely our favourite bond. 

With the aforementioned considered, episode two was irrefutably riveting. As such, we fervently await the next one, which judging from its promo, hints at a jubilant addition to the cast (spoiler alert: parry horahi hai) Dananeer Mobeen.