Dhoop Ki Deewar Episode 7 and 8 were released on Zee5 as per schedule. The show has now consistently been releasing 2 episodes per week. It is written by Umera Khan and directed by Haseeb Hassan. Dhoop Ki Deewar is a Pakistani web series. It initially faced a lot of backlash because of the fact that the show was released on an Indian OTT platform. However, it has been rising in popularity globally. Until now, eight episodes have been released, each having a run time of around 40 to 45 minutes. The show has been running for about a month now.
While the first few episodes were rather slow and repetitive in a sense, the story finally starts to pick up last week. I realized that I had been comparing this show to Zindagi Gulzar Hai, another Pakistani drama that I watched and enjoyed. The reason I found the show slow was that it released only 2 episodes per week, and instead of watching the story progress in a seamless span of two days, there was a week’s gap before I saw the plot progress.
Now that the storyline has been adequately established, the show progresses at typical Pakistani soap speed. During the last two episodes, we had seen Vishal and Sara getting closer. However, when Sara’s mother finds out that they have been talking regularly, she asks her to stop. Sara, while explaining that they feel the same pain, agrees, and asks Vishal to stop contacting her.
Dhoop Ki Deewar Episode 7 and 8 starts with Sara meeting her brother, Nadir’s school principal. She explains to her that his grades have been slipping more than ever. To this, Sara responds by saying that the family has been greatly affected by the loss of her father, and that may be the reason for Nadir’s increasingly poor performance in academics. The principal, however, thinks the matter runs deeper and suspects that Nadir suffers from a learning disability. She asks Sara to consult a psychiatrist for further diagnosis.
Sara refrains from telling her mother about this, choosing not to add to her burdens until she gets to the bottom of this newfound ailment. Not knowing what to do, she contacts Vishal, even though she had told him that they could never talk again. Meanwhile, Vishal, who sees her message, is partly confused and partly consumed by his own ego. He chooses not to respond.
Vishal’s grandmother has been feeling lower than usual lately. She has been ignoring calls from her daughter Pratibha, who had been forcing her to sell her house and give her her property share. When Pratibha begins to call Vishal as well, the grandmother asks him to avoid her calls for as long as possible. She had been trying to get the house vacated, but the people she had rented the house out to have refused to empty it out.
In fact, they have even stopped paying rent since the last month, taking advantage of the family’s unstable situation. Vishal’s grandmother asks the army unit for help, but there is some paperwork they need to process before they can be of any help to Vishal’s family.
Vishal responds to Sara’s message the next morning, ignoring his own advice that he must forget her as a friend. Sara, who knows it must have been his ego that prompted him to not respond, tells him about Nadir, and that she really has no idea what to do. To this Vishal says that he can help her out because his mother is a psychiatrist and has experience dealing with cases like these. While talking about this, Sunanda, Vishal’s mother overhears their conversation and yells at Vishal to stop talking to her. Later in the night, Sunanda apologizes for behaving this way, and while not being completely okay with the conversation, she does not say much more.
The next day when she goes to work, wearing a coloured sari, Vishal’s grandmother asks her to change, saying that she is a widow now and that she should act as such. Sunanda realizes she has no white saris and asks Vishal to take her to the market to get some once he’s back from school. She asks Vishal to connect her and Sara’s family so she can help them with Nadir.
Sara’s grandfather overhears her talking to Vishal and is upset by this revelation. Sara finally tells her mother that Nadir might have a learning disability. Aamna, Sara’s mother, is overwhelmed by this news and lashes out at Sara. She contacts her brother in Karachi for help, but he is still upset over Sara’s ill-treatment towards him and refuses. Rabia and Ayesha also respond similarly. Sara says that Vishal’s mother is willing to help and after a while, Aamna agrees to talk to Sunanda.
Vishal records and sends a song to Sara, but while she listens, her mother asks her for some help and she is unable to respond. Later at night, she is unsure of what to respond, and also worried about the fact that her grandparents seem upset over their conversation.
Dhoop Ki Deewar Episode 7 and 8 ends with the tenants of Vishal’s grandmother’s house threatening harm to Vishal if they don’t stop pestering them for the house.
Final Verdict: Dhoop Ki Deewar Episode 7 and 8
A lot happens within these two episodes. The pace has finally begun to pick up, and although all the old problems continue to threaten their families, new ones keep cropping up. Usually, the episodes are full of social commentary, but Dhoop Ki Deewaar Episode 7 and 8 focused more on the plot instead. We would love to have seen a perfect balance of both, but sadly, that was not the case. All in all, the episodes are good with the storyline but miss out on the typical social commentary they claim to centre around. Nevertheless, the show is still as good.
Dhoop Ki Deewar Episode 7 and 8 are streaming now on Zee5.