Dhoop Ki Deewar episode 5 and 6 were released this Friday.
Dhoop Ki Deewar is a Pakistani web series that releases 2 episodes per week. 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, six episodes have been released, each having a run time of around 40 to 45 minutes.
The story features Vishal, an Indian, and Sara, a Pakistani. Both of them are stuck in similar situations. Both of them are faced with the sudden death of their fathers, who were both high-ranking officers in the Indian and Pakistani armies, respectively. Up until episode 4, Dhoop Ki Deewar focused on death, and the aftermath.
The show does not shy away from the gruesome realities that a family faces when a close member passes away. Especially, when that member is the head of the family, and in charge of all major decisions taken in the household. The first 4 episodes focus on each family’s struggle as they come to terms with the recent death. It also touches upon how the aftermath can turn a great many relationships sour.
Dhoop Ki Deewar episode 5 and 6 take the story forward considerably. Sara and Vishal, who had now begun to talk, as a means of sharing each other’s burdens, start to get closer. They relate to each other, because of the similar situations they find themselves in. Even though they are technically supposed to be enemies, they can not help but find comfort, while trying to solve the other’s problems.
Meanwhile, Vishal approaches Shefali, Sunanda’s best friend, to help her with her growing dependence on heavy anti-depressants and anti-anxiety pills. When confronted about this, Sunanda reveals that she had been taking these pills much longer than any of them were aware. Most army wives take heavy anti-depressants to fight against the worry and fear they face for their husbands on a day-to-day basis. Shefali, who is worried about Sunanda’s mental health, books an appointment for her at a psychiatric clinic, and after a little persuasion, Sunanda agrees to go.
Meanwhile, Sara’s maternal uncle continues to pressurize her mother Aamna, for Sara’s hand in marriage to her cousin Hammad. Aamna, a naive woman, looks ill at ease about this but lacks the courage to confront her brother head-on. She faces the same pressure from her husband’s sister, who wants Sara to marry Rashid, her son who studies in the USA. Sara and her grandparents worry for their futures, while one thinks about how she may not get to pursue her studies like her father wanted to, and the other about where they will live, if Aamna and her children decide to move out.
Finally, in a burst of angered frenzy, Sara and her grandfather confront her aunts and uncle, calling them out for their selfish behaviour. Angered by this insult, all of them decide to leave, and for the first time in weeks, Sara and her family spend a Sunday without bickering and pointless arguments.
Vishal’s mother Sunanda starts getting better in Dhoop Ki Deewar episode 5 and 6, although she has the occasional emotional breakdown. She confronts her mother-in-law about the way her sister-in-law Pratibha accused her and Vishal of blackmailing the mother-in-law for her property. Dadi is visibly upset over Pratibha’s behaviour and recognizes her greed. As a result, she stops talking to her. Vishal ends up stuck between all these problems and is left to handle them all on his own. At the same time, his two twin sisters continue to expect him to replace their father.
During all of this in Dhoop Ki Deewar episode 5 and 6, Sara’s mother finds out about Vishal and Sara slowly becoming friends. She asks her to stop talking to him, and although Sara explains why she even began to talk to him, she respects her mother’s orders and asks Vishal to end their conversation.
Final Verdict: Dhoop Ki Deewar Episode 5 and 6
Overall, Dhoop Ki Deewar episode 5 and 6 were the most interesting ones out of all 6. The tone of the show is finally being set, and although the male lead is still disappointing, the storyline is starting to catch on slightly better. In fact, a particular dialogue really seemed to strike home:
Yeh jo tumhare mere mulk ki jang hai na, isne bohut se logo ki jaane li hogi. Par usse zyada khooni rishton ko safed kiya hai.– Sara Sherali from Dhoop Ki Deewar Episode 5 and 6
We’re excited to see how the story progresses from here on. Dhoop Ki Deewar episode 5 and 6 are now streaming on Zee5.
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