Sar-e-Rah’s last episode was as touching as all the other ones. It was a beautiful and wholesome ending to a drama that managed to cover so much in only 6 weeks. There are so many other dramas that start off on a strong note but completely go off track because the writers have to stretch the story in order to hit the 20-plus episodes mark. Sar-e-Rah proved that a mini-series does the job with the utmost precision and that is exactly the way it should be. Sar-e-Rah’s script was not its strongest point. While there were so many aspects of the script that definitely deserve praise, there were many loopholes as well which did not work for me at all. However, in the end, the emotional element and the main essence of the story ‘tu ur ja be fikar’ was an all-out winner. This series started off on a positive and inspiring note and it ended on the same note as well.
I am honestly sick and tired of watching issue-based dramas which prolong miseries or undermine them. In the end, even with all its shortcomings, Sar-e-Rah’s script managed to do justice to the main element of the story. The ending definitely gave hope to many out there who might be afraid of trying out something for any reason at all. The way Sarang and Rania’s tracks ended had to be my favorite part of this ending. Muzna and Rameen’s tracks were not carried forward convincingly in this last episode but they did have an element of positivity as well. The execution of the drama never faltered. Saba Qamar remained the brightest star of this show right till the very end. The on-screen chemistry she shared with all her co-stars made this ride an absolute treat to watch.
Follow Your Heart
This last episode opened with Maryam pouring her heart out. This track had a befitting ending but I felt it could have been a lot more powerful. However, this was perhaps one of the most relatable tracks in this series for me. It highlighted the day-to-day issues faced by working women in particular so well. The next scene showed Rania getting the break she was not anticipating but definitely one she needed and deserved. It was good to see another woman giving Rania this big break because we usually do not get to see such supportive women in our dramas. Rania’s business proposal also went to show how women such as her who work hard to achieve the impossible can open more avenues for other women once they get there themselves. This reflected Rania’s far-sightedness and her keenness to help others.
Rania’s scenes with her family were some of my favorite ones. Even though she was never given the same opportunities as her brother and did not have her father’s support when she decided to drive the taxi, the main source of her happiness continued to be his family’s well-being and support. I also loved the dialogue about letting go of old customs, ideas, and things in order to change the way things work. What stood out more than anything else was Rania’s love for her family and her kindness. Even when she went to drop the mithai at her phupo’s, she went with a clear heart. It is rarely ever that we get to see such female characters who are confident enough to speak their minds but also positive enough not to be bitter. Rania never came across as too-good-to-be-true but there was always so much positivity in this character; which was one of her biggest strengths as well. She wouldn’t have been able to achieve half of what she did if she did not have this positive outlook toward life.
Sarang’s speech was beautifully penned down and his interactions with Rania were adorable. This was the most beautiful connection. Just like Rania, Sarang also made sure that his family benefited from his growth even though they never supported him. Rameen’s track took an unexpected turn with the share in inheritance taking the lead. Although this is an important social issue as well the way it was included in this track was definitely not the best. Muzna’s track also took a turn I was not expecting it to. I guess through this track the writer wanted to show that affluent individuals can take care of a child without adopting but I am not sure why they showed that. It would have been so much better if her husband accepted the child and then told his parents the truth. It was also not good watching Muzna go back to the same toxic household.
I never thought I would be able to forgive Faraz but the last scene was written and executed so well that forgiving him was the only right thing to do! The writer deserves tons of applause for showing that an individual should not let anyone stop them from doing what their heart desires because if you believe in yourself, sooner or later people who are truly meant to be in your life will find their way back to you.
Sar-e-Rah will always be remembered for its poignant storylines, Saba Qamar’s phenomenal performance, beautiful cinematography, and most of all for wholesome entertainment. We definitely need more dramas such as this one.
I would like to thank all those readers who were part of this beautiful journey. I enjoyed your feedback and watching this drama would not have been the same without you all.