5th best romantic scene in Pakistani dramas


A relationship is a two-way street and that is achieved between Sana and Faraz in Ankahi right at the end. Well, sort-of. Sana (Shehnaz Sheikh) is infatuated by her married boss Taimur (Shakeel), whose wife has been in a coma for several years. Everybody in her family tries to convince her that this is a bad deal but she remains unmoved by all the reasoning. Faraz (Javed Sheikh) who is madly in love with Sana even though she keeps spurning him and he keeps trying to sabotage her relationship with Taimur just doesn’t give up. In the last episode both Faraz and Sana go together to Taimur’s house to condole on his wife Abeer’s death. Faraz’s body language indicates that he has given up on the fact that Sana would ever return his feelings for him. He is sure that now that her path is clear and she will continue to pursue Taimur. But he makes one last desperate attempt.

As they are waiting for Taimur in his living room, Faraz gets up and tells Sana, “Jaanay aap say kab kaha tha, kay aap ko aisay insaan ki sakht zaroorat hai, jo aap ko yeh bata sakay kay suraj main abhi bhi roshni baqi hai … aaj bhi yehi kahoonga.” As the score of “Edelweiss Edelweiss, Every morning you greet me, small and white, clean and bright, you look happy to meet me, soars in the background” (The Sound of Music), the camera then shows Faraz slowly walking down the stairs towards his car. As he opens his car-door he gives one last look towards the house, hoping that Sana would appear. She doesn’t and he starts his car. Suddenly from his rear window he sees Sana coming down. She asks him, “jaa rahay thay aap? He replies, “vapsi ka safar itni takleefday hai, kay main soch raha tha kay main kya karoon.” Sana says, “aap ko toh apni mohabbat ki sadaqat pay yaqeen tha?” He says, “hai toh,” and then finally she says, “yaqeen kijiyeh is baar main kisi majboori ki tahat laut kay nahi aaiee houn, main nay khud apna raasta chun liya hai.” And this how love should be, free from any pressures, done willingly and reciprocated willingly.


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P.S. 30 years on, why is Ankahi still relevant: https://tvnama.wordpress.com/2011/03/06/ankahi-the-serial-that-spawned-a-thousand-sanas/


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