Do people get what they deserve in life? Is there justice in the end? If you persist on the righteous path, are you rewarded? Is the reward precisely what or how we want it to be? These are some philosophical questions, the answers to which are fairly nuanced and at times not instantly recognizable. Raaz e Ulfat looks at the lives of some complicated characters and, as an audience, makes us ponder all these types of questions.

Take Mushk, for example. On the face of it, she was always on the straight and the narrow, but after some setbacks in life, her attitude also changes a little bit. As life happens, it makes her bitter to some degree. She wanted Irtiza, but instead, she has had to live some time of her life with Ismail. She sees it as a punishment. More importantly, as Irtiza tries to right a wrong, she seems willing to allow him that luxury. But would that be the right way to go? Given what has gone on in the past, Irtiza’s mistrust of her and Ismail’s unconditional support and love, is she making a mistake?

As for Sehba, she also wasn’t particularly manipulative or evil from the start. But when she starts to see Irtiza slip away, the desperation takes her to some dark places. She is, in a way, a victim of her own entitlement and whims. What type of punishment does she deserve? As for Irtiza, who refused to believe the girl he loved, is life going to be about misery and sorrow now? And what about Ismail, who has led a tough life. Yet, he always has a smile on his face and makes the best of the situation. Doesn’t he deserve better?

7th Sky Entertainment’s dramas always have a deeper meaning. Abdullah Kadwani & Asad Qureshi choose stories that have emotional weightage. Put it seems that with Raaz ul Ulfat, they also wanted to pose a few questions towards the audience. Hopefully, when the drama ends, we will have some answers, even if they are not definitive.


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