The teasers of Yun Tu Hai Pyar Bohut had us all hyped for the chemistry between Hira Mani and Affan Waheed, but was the first episode really worth the hype? Let’s find out.
The first episode of YTHPB aired on June 8, Tuesday on HUM TV. The episode opens up with our female lead Aima (Hira Mani) working diligently at an office. And while she works hard to achieve her goals, Zain (Affan Waheed) is seen sleeping in his apartment.
From here on, the episode follows up with a recycled storyline accompanied by all the stereotypes we hate to see in Pakistani dramas.
Zain is a struggling musician and we hear him explaining himself to others about his passion quite a lot. It is as if he is repeating the same lines over and over. He is waiting to release his first single, which will be the biggest breakthrough of his career. However, no one seems to resonate with him. His friends, Aima, and even his neighbors think that he is a lost man, who is wasting his life away on music. But he is determined to achieve his goals and prove them all wrong.
We later find out that Zain and Aima are actually cousins. They both call each other’s moms khala (maternal aunt). Their relationship status is still not clear but in the promo of Episode 02, we see Zain *spoiler alert* proposing to Aima (well, sort of).
Did Yun Tu Hai Pyar Bohut tick all the right boxes?
Coming back to Episode 01, we see that Aima works hard to make ends meet for her family, which consists of a mother and a spoiled younger sister. Aima doesn’t practice law yet, as we see her taking classes for law school. Her only goal is to become a lawyer and support her family.
The younger sister, Nazi (played by Abeer Sajid), is a spoiled brat as we said before. Neither she wants to continue her education, nor she wants to work hard. Instead, she wants to earn easy money. Nazi seems to be interested in modeling and believes that showbiz is the best line of work for her.
Just when we thought, the reel of stereotypes would end, enters Mohsin (played by Javed Sheikh) in his luxurious car. When Nazi goes shopping and hurts her foot on her way home (which was a very lame scene, to be honest), Mohsin gives her a ride home in his car.
Plot Twist: There is a high chance that Mohsin had some connection with Aima’s family in the past. The details will be revealed later, we believe.
While Aima and Zain both represent middle-class families, Mohsin is a successful businessman. The ‘rich and evil family’ is also endorsed when his wife (played by Nadia Hussain) and daughter (played by Sabina Syed) make an entry.
All in all, Yun Tu Hai Pyar Bohut didn’t offer anything new and the story is quite predictable from the very first episode. But let’s not lose hope and wait for Episode 02 to see how the story unfolds from now on.
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