After running for 32 episodes, ‘Tere Ishq Ke Naam’ finally concluded last night. ARY Digital’s enterprise was formulated as a mass entertainer to grab viewership (which it did). Usually, a drama that is stretched for over more than thirty episodes loses viewership midway, but this wasn’t the case with Ahmed Bhatti’s directorial. Despite its share of bumps, the refreshing execution, the finale with a sweet conclusion, embellished with some passionate moments between the leads, ‘Tere Ishq Ke Naam’ scores on various levels.
Tere Ishq Ke Naam: The Final Episodes
Altamash (Osama Khan) gets the biggest shock of his life as Rutba (Hiba Bukhari) fakes marriage with him to seek revenge of her father Mehar Ali (Jamal Shah). She puts Altamash in his place and questions him of how can he even think of re-marrying her again. Khursheed (Zaviyar Nauman Ijaz) and Rutba clear their misconceptions about the news of their divorce.
Rutba is super happy to inaugurate Mehar Ali High School. She teaches and spends quality time with the students. She gets upset when Khurhseed arrives with Tazmeen (Dania Enwer) at the school. But is later relieved when she meets the latter’s husband. Khursheed confesses his love for Rutba and they live happily ever after.
Tere Ishq Ke Naam: The Highpoints
‘Tere Ishq Ke Naam’ from the word go was a fairly entertaining ride. The initial episodes established the narrative very well. The drama went on a high at regular intervals with ample twists and turns. Many sequences stood out, like the scene where Altamash divorces Rutba was a complete shocker. One wasn’t expecting Mehar Ali’s track to end suddenly but it was done for a purpose. Azka getting a taste of her own medicine in every way possible made the proceedings watertight.
Tere Ishq Ke Naam: Minor Blemishes
Guess what, there’s a new addiction in the entertainment fraternity that is consumed by the channels and production houses. The addiction to ‘maintain ratings’. Case in point, the writer (Maha Malik) shouldn’t be blamed exactly for it, but she did leave many loose angles. The track when Rutba fools Altamash was unnecessarily stretched, it could have been covered in a couple of episodes and the impact would have been more effective. No regret for Altamash? Why? After all the insult and humiliation, Azka handovers her property to him. Ditto for Altamash parents, they simply walked away and that was it. Not convincing!
Tere Ishq Ke Naam: The Performances
It was a delight and a big relief to watch Jamal Shah on screen again. Thankfully the casting team didn’t opt for the handful options of actors eligible to play the father’s role. We hope Shah doesn’t become a victim of typecasting in the same capacity. It wouldn’t be wrong to say that this is Zaviyar Nauman Ijaz’s best work to date. He registers a good act carrying all the momentum on his shoulders.
Hiba Bukhari puts up a decent act, and as of now, she has proved her mettle in an easy breezy role. She should now challenge herself and take up roles to showcase her diversity. Osama Khan needs acting classes. He’s been in the industry for quite some time, he should now get rid of his one-tone expressions. Yashma Gill’s character gave her ample space to shine and she utilized this opportunity to the maximum. Gill was simply magnetic.
Tere Ishq Ke Naam: Final Verdict
On the whole, ‘Tere Ishq Ke Naam’ was a genuine effort laced with some good performances. Despite minor blemishes, the drama serial has been an entertaining ride.