Khaas might be garnering a lot of rave reviews for its direction and lead performances but it is Ali Rehman Khan who manages to be the scene stealer in every single episode. His portrayal of a self-involved, arrogant man who thinks too highly of himself has been winning hearts of the viewers and critics alike.
It isn’t an easy character to portray because of the grey shades and yet Ali Rehman Khan manages to hit it out of the park each time.
Here are a few of the many scenes in which Ali Rehman Khan outshines every other person in the frame.
- Ammar and his Self-obsession: A scene that sets up Ammar’s character for the viewers is Ammar’s self-adulation. He is the epitome of textbook narcissism; what’s more is he doesn’t feel an ounce of shame in admitting that he is ‘perfect’. This is where Ali Rehman Khan manages to announce the audience and the viewers about who Ammar is. He manages to find a middle ground between being arrogant and proud of his attributes. Ali Rehman Khan manages to keep the attention on himself despite being surrounded by a stellar cast.
- Ammar’s Anger: Saba gets a job in Ammar’s office but he sees it as Saba’s plan to ridicule and belittle him. Ali Rehman Khan’s performance in the scene is one that needs to be talked about for its intensity and command over the material. Ali remains stoic yet his eyes do all the talking.
- Ammar’s act in front of his family: Followed by the altercation between Ammar and Saba outside their office, Ammar and Saba come home. Ammar tells his family that Saba wants to work in his office. Ammar is scornful towards Saba and tells his parents that it is beneath him that his wife wants to stand toe to toe with him. Just when Saba’s father appears, Ammar takes a 360 degree turn and brings about a certain calmness and softness in the way he continues the rest of the scene. It is the sign of a great performer to incorporate several emotions and moods in a single scene and Ali Rehman Khan does it perfectly.
- Saba’s curly hair: Ammar straight up tells Saba that he hates curly hair after he finds out that Saba has natural curls. He is surprised because he had always seen her in straight hair. Ali Rehmann Khan’s shock and anger is expressed perfectly through his facial expressions. The scene could have come off as clichéd where a husband is showing his contempt towards his wife but Ali keeps his composure without coming off as evil. You can’t help but dislike Ammar for being unreasonable; that’s how good Ali is in the scene.
- Ammar calls Saba a PSYCHO: The scene starts off as a sweet moment between the two where the softness is evident in Ammar’s voice. He is concerned for his wife but the dynamics change when the tension builds up between the two. Ammar holds his ground when Saba loses control over her emotions. Ali uses his physical and expressional skills to his full potential and doesn’t falter a bit during the scene.