Writer: Umera Ahmed
Why I just love the Paki drama? Because they just get to the point. I am a fan of Korean Drama as well and I consider them the best. Now I am hooked to 'Daam'- a Pakistani Drama about two estranged friends where relationships, friendship, love, family, money, poverty, frustrations, desperation, marriage is all packed in this one. You get a very sad picture of Zara's household while Maleha, the rich friend of hers is pampered and spoilt at her household. But Mahela loves Zara enough to pay for her whenever she gets a chance. Zara is everything for her. They are doing their MBBS and I could guess that they have their marriage on line as well. Maleha is marrying her cousin (Her father's own sister's son) which seems odd to me at first but that happens and is accepted in Islam. However Maleha thinks she has the perfect life and Zara struggles on her own, wanting to help her family overcome many difficulties. Her sister's marriage- Asma becomes her number one priority now. But she falls hard for Mleha's brother and vice versa. And trouble starts to brew between the two friends.
Some dialogues in Daam are just so touching, you will cry.
Zara: Tum jo mujhe khana khilatithi, woh mere din ka pehla aur akhri hota tha.
This line touched me so much, I just couldn't help but thinking about how a life of a woman who is brilliant and love unconditionally, has to face such a difficult life.
Zara has to give up her love for her sister and Maleha thinks she got what she wanted. But Mahela is dealing with really mean husband, intact his whole family are just plain mean and vain. Fifa (the psycho sister) makes sure that Maleha is never happy. And I liked that Maleha learns the value of Zara quiet early after their break.
Zara never recovers from what Maleha does to her and she is psychologically a disturbed woman. She doesn't go back and thats what it means what you know you cannot just get back to people you hurt. Hurt is something that cannot be healed. Junaid (Maleha's brother) really suffers because he did genuinely love Zara and I just couldn't let go of him either. I don't know how Zara does it. The last episode is mind-blowing!
I think I learnt from it that there is just more to life than the past. Past relationships even with friends do come to an end and there is no "Daam" when it comes to love.
Do watch it on Youtube if you missed it!