Entertaining, relatable and authentic, this thriller hits all the right notes.
The missing scenes, the empty feeling in some episodes are witness to the lack of time and investment by its team
That said, director Farooq Rind has done a great job of keeping the audience intrigued
Unending continuity issues, missing scenes and repetitive dialogues slow down this otherwise well-plotted mystery.
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This was a not a serial about introspection, rather, a call for unity and inspiration for a better tomorrow
With a multi-layered storyline and intelligently developed characters, Team Alif deserves a standing ovation.
That said, the lack of fully fleshed out female characters is a missed opportunity for the ISPR production.
A good drama is defined by solid performances, a well-written script, relatable characters and entertainment value.
While women forgive their partners' betrayal and violence, I'm not holding my breath for Mehwish to be forgiven.
2 episodes in, the Farhat Ishtiaq drama clearly has more to it than just Ahad and Sajal's pairing.
For a drama that normalised leaving a bad relationship, did it really have to end on such a bitter note?
Alif has an old-fashioned, even dated feel to it. However, the dialogues and the story move at a sharp pace.
An action-adventure full of sword fights, Dirilis is basically a Turkish Game of Thrones about the Muslim Oghuz Turks.
That's exactly what makes it a refreshing change from the usual sob fests on tv (don't worry, there's some romance too).
Unlike Saba, Amar's new wife, Salma is selfish and shady but the message is clear: this is what it takes to get respect.
The serial explores emotional and psychological abuse both men and women suffer at the hands of manipulative partners.
Restrained acting shows us how manipulation and psychological abuse can creep up and catch victims unaware.