Khuda Aur Mohabbat is a spiritual romance drama series written by Hashim Nadeem. The first season was launched in February 2011, and it became a huge success within a short period of time.
Because of its widespread popularity, the producers then decided to come back with season 2 with the same actors, and people loved the 2nd season as well. The studio initially was uncertain about season 3, but later, it was announced that there would be a new season with the same lead actor.
However, due to some changes in the higher management, everything was revamped, including the cast. The cast for lead roles in seasons 1 & 2 included Imran Abbas, Sadia Khan, and Kubra Khan, but for season 3, Feroze Khan and Iqra Aziz were signed.
Season 3 – The Anticipation
As soon as it was announced that Khuda Aur Mohabbat is coming back to our TV screens with Feroze and Iqra in the leading roles, the anticipation started. People started predicting all kinds of storylines, and they just couldn’t wait for it to air, making it one of the most anticipated dramas of Pakistan.
The promos and the OST added fuel to the anticipation, and the drama was considered a hit even before it aired on the television. People had high expectations because the writer for all 3 seasons was Hashim Nadeem and the previous 2 seasons ticked all the right boxes for us.
The Reality – All the Flaws in the Story
Khuda Aur Mohabbat Season 3 had all the right ingredients to make the dish perfect such as an extremely high budget, a star-studded cast, talented lead actors, a capable writer, and a director but the story proved that all of these things only matter to an extent.
The concept of Khuda Aur Mohabbat is undoubtedly praiseworthy, but the execution, not so much. There are several flaws in the storyline that are noticeable by the people and leave all of us wondering if things should really happen this way.
Let’s have a look at some of the things that I found problematic with the storyline.
The Lead Characters
Ok, so hear me out, Feroze and Iqra are both marvellous actors, but to me, their portrayals seemed a little too made up or, let’s just say, GIMMICKY. I am no critic, and I don’t know the ins and outs of acting, but as a viewer, I can notice how childish some scenes look when an adult man and woman make decisions that are downright questionable.
Iqra’s character Mahi is a rich girl who is overly energetic and a little too bubbly. There is nothing wrong with portraying a bubbly girl in a drama, but the execution needs to be spot on, or else the performance just falls flat or becomes annoying.
Feroze’s character Farhad aka Feedi belongs to a low-income family, but somehow he doesn’t look like he is from a lower-middle-class family. He is always wearing perfect clothes, his hair is always on point, and as an audience member, this is something I can’t understand; how hard it is for a big production house to plan things out about a character properly?
I understand that Feedi doesn’t want to spend his life like this and wants to do something big, but that doesn’t mean he can look like he is from a middle-class family just because he is a hero while the rest of the family looks poor.
Misuse of Naqab
Mahi and her sister-in-law are seen to be wearing niqab in the initial episodes when they travel to Lahore via train, but as soon as they reach their destination, their niqab, hijab, and abaya everything just disappeared.
We should not be misusing Naqab as it is a sacred choice for women, but we tend to portray its use according to our convenience. People might argue that they wore niqabs because they were travelling via train, but this doesn’t make any sense and frankly doesn’t look good.
Farhad’s Love for Mahi
There is nothing wrong with a not-so-privileged guy falling in love with a crazy rich girl; love can happen any time and with anyone, but not all of us will go on to become a potential stalker.
Farhad’s behaviour in this drama reminds us of how Hollywood heroes approached women in their films in the ’80s and ’90s with hopes of turning her denial into acceptance.
We are living in 2021, and the meaning of love still hasn’t changed. If a person is not interested, just stick around, persuade them, and they will eventually accept the love.
This is outright bizarre and needs to change.
Farhad expresses his love, and Mahi declines it, but he travels to another city where she lives and starts working for her family in hopes of persuading her all in the name of love.
If a guy does this in real life, it would be considered stalking and will be traumatizing for the girl, but because it is Feroze Khan, he can do anything.
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Farhad Curses Mahi
The weirdest thing happened recently when Farhad curse Mahi, and it was extreme, to say the least.
I may not have seen the world and have little experience in life, but I can just not comprehend the fact that a person can curse a girl who he is claiming to love deeply and madly.
This is not what love is, it seems like Farhad is a guy who wants Mahi more than he loves her, and when he failed at it, he started cursing her for no apparent reason.
This whole scene doesn’t sit right with me, and I fail to see the relevance of this scenario.
We saw in the initial episodes that Farhad’s neighbour expresses her love for him, and he turns her down, saying that he is not interested, but when Mahi did the same thing, Farhad is not able to handle the rejection.
What is the storyline trying to represent? On top of not accepting her rejection, he went on to curse her that she never finds happiness in her life.
Extending the Story Unnecessarily
This has become a normal go-to practice for Pakistani dramas these days. The dramas are being stretched for no reason, which only makes it harder for the viewer to keep track of things, and it all becomes too boring at a certain point.
Khuda Aur Mohabbat is a good entertainer, and the acting performances are wonderful. Iqra Aziz is an expert at portraying her emotions, and she is doing so perfectly; Feroze is a master at playing characters who are deeply in love with a girl, so there are flaws in his acting as well.
The rest of the cast is also putting forward a convincing and splendid performance which is mainly the reason why people are still hooked to the series.
Let’s see how the drama unfolds further, and let’s hope that we find no more flaws in the story in the future. Share your thoughts about the drama and if you agree with these flaws or not.
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