‘Emaan’ Episode 16 – Review
by Sahar Habib
Aazi returns home from the senior citizens’ home angry, panicked and paranoid, after learning Emaan left with Abba and his friend Pasha, threatening to burn the house down if he doesn’t find her. So, I don’t understand: are Aazi’s father and Emaan just going to live with this Pasha guy from now on, flying kites and playing carom all day? Aazi owes the whole neighbourhood money, including his two best friends Sajid and Maulvi who are fed up with him now. The way he’s going, pretty soon Aazi is going to be left all alone with no friends and no family. There are two ways this can end: he’ll learn his life lesson(s) before it’s too late or he’ll alienate everybody around him. When we met Aazi in the first episode, he was still self-centred, focused on his goal to go to America, but was a little more pleasant. Now, as his plans are disintegrating before him, he can’t look at someone without ending up in a brawl. Sumbal’s brother Shamrez finds out about her dalliance with Aazi and he must salvage his honour. Obviously, the only way to do that is to kill his sister. The episode ends with him pulling a gun on her. Sumbal’s storyline often gets sidelined, with a couple of scenes in each episode, but she has been the object of a cliffhanger many times. Sumbal’s character has had a significant arc and has come a long so I really hope she doesn’t die at this point, especially since her relationship with Maulvi is just starting to go somewhere.