Two episodes in, ARY’s latest offering Meray Pass Tum Ho is being discussed everywhere – from Whatsapp groups to Facebook groups. ARY knew they had a hit on their hands with Humayun Saeed, Ayeza Khan and Adnan Siddiqui in the main roles. And this isn’t your run of the mill saas/bahu drama.

The story begins with a happily married Danish (Humayun Saeed) and Mehwish (Ayeza Khan) who live within a government officer’s means. They have a son who isn’t going to a good school because of lack of finances. Danish is smitten by his wife and is willing to do everything and anything to make her happy. Mehwish, on the other hand, is materialistic and wants expensive jewellery because her friend Anushay (Meher Bano) is loaded and she wants to be too. To make Mehwish happy, Danish gives up his morals and resorts to corruption, because as the man he must give her what she wants.

So Danish turns to becoming a corrupt government official and getting lakh, two lakh rupee kickbacks to buy his wife jewellery so she can compete with her richer friend Anushay. In walks, Anushay’s husband’s boss Shahwaar (Adnan Siddiqui) who is a ladies man, has a wife who lives abroad, travels a lot with his secretaries and has a Prado.


The Kabab mai haddi

At the end of the second episode, we kind of know what’s coming. Mehwish, entranced by Shahwaar’s good lucks, dashing smile and above all, money, money, money is going to flutter towards him, and Danish, getting a feeler of Shahwaar’s interest in his wife asks her to stay away from such a “loose” character.

The moment when they spot Shahwaar together

The actors are great and the story is realistic. The script has been penned by Khalil-ur-Rehman Qamar while Nadeem Baig has directed this – both masters of their games. The lust for money taking over a genuinely loving marriage happens – to both men and women and it seems the drama might be taking that interesting route. Let’s see how it goes since the twist is bound to be epic.