Unpredictability, well-defined character arcs, a story with nuanced messages, top drawer performances, and a climax which was justifiable but not forecasted.
All these factors combined to make Muqaddar an engaging drama. Produced under the banner of 7th Sky Entertainment by Abdullah Kadwani and Asad Qureshi, Muqaddar had an amazing run on our television screens and was loved by the masses.
When you look at individual characters of the drama, you can predict their future with some certainty. Raima, whose Muqaddar was always to sacrifice, will continue to do so for perhaps the rest of her life in raising her son and trying to look after someone who tried to get her killed. Her generosity of spirit is evident once again.
Haris, whose dream was taken away from him, would have live with the scar for life. His irritability and anger were both seen in the last couple of episodes. Abeera will have to rue her fate and regret not being able to stop her mother perhaps and now will have to find comfort in her husband’s arms. Saad will have to navigate through this sketchy landscape and maintain his relations with everyone. Something he has had to do throughout.
While Rakhshanda begum will have to live a life of dependency, regret, and pain. A result of her behavior.
This might not be the happy endings we are used to. However, the choices made by each character has brought them to this point. In a way, they were writing their own Muqaddar. That is the beauty of the drama.
As a poet once said “pohnchi wahin pe khaak jahan ka khameer tha”.
We sure would love to see more dramas taking a slightly unconventional route and stay true to the script. Muqaddar was great because it was different. So great that we would love to see a sequel even. Who wouldn’t want to see the future of Sardar Saif’s child?