Was the last episode of ‘Anaa’ a happy ending for everyone?
By Fatima Shaheen Niazi
Produced by Momina Duraid, the drama serial Anaa bid adieu to the viewers this Sunday after airing 30 amazing episodes. The fact is, whether most of us agreed or disagreed with the plot twists, we still couldn’t help watching the serial every week. The sole question in our minds was: will Areesh (Shehzad Sheikh) and Daneen (Hania Amir) be united in the end? Well, all was revealed in this episode and those who haven’t seen it yet, avoid scrolling down as there are many spoilers ahead.
The previous episode ended with a twist where we find out Nashwa was the one who got Areesh shot in order to obtain the property owned by her family. This particular episode kicked off with this very truth being revealed to her parents by Altamash (Usman Mukhtar).
Suspicious at seeing Nashwa nervous, Altamash grabs her mobile phone and retrieves messages she sent to Areesh’s hitmen. Altamash immediately outs this information to the family members who then disown Nashwa.
Though Ghazanffar is the most devastated to see such a cruel side of his daughter, all he can do is leave Shamshernagar in her hands and move out to live in Nazia’s house. Surprisingly, no one calls the police to arrest Nashwa and we couldn’t help but feel this was a comment on how parents often forgive their sons who murder their own sisters to protect the so called prestige of the family.
Nashwa’s right place at this point was jail, but she continued to roam around freely since the parents didn’t have the heart to lose their daughter. Later on, when Nashwa confronts Areesh about the attack, he too forgives her. It’s hard for us to trust Nashwa at this point but seeing that she tears the property papers and refuses to accept any money from her parents is enough to make us believe she has changed.
We also find out that Anya, Areesh’s wife and one of the most submissive characters in the series, has given birth to a baby boy. When Altamash visits her, she’s lying helplessly on the bed with her lipstick and mascara on, begging to be taken to Areesh who is in a coma. Once Anya finds out his life is out of danger, she makes the decision to silently move abroad with her baby so Areesh and Daneen can be together. Daneen too, wants to leave the country so Areesh can forget her.
At this point, we can’t help but rejoice because you finally think Areesh will be punished for creating this unfair love triangle. Alas, we don’t get what we wished for and Daneen ends up leaving for New York, leaving Areesh to live a happy life with his family.
In the final ten minutes of the episode, we see everyone’s grievances and issues being solved. Altamash apologises to Izza (NaimalKhawar) and gets married to her, Nashwa once again becomes a part of the family, and Ghazanffar turns from a sexist emotionless man to a loving father.
Though the final episode of Anaa by Hum Tv tied everything in a perfect little knot, we really wish Areesh had faced some karma for being so indecisive instead of living happily ever after with Anya. We also hoped to see Daneen and him united since she has suffered the most throughout. Maybe in the future, there will be a tv series where we get to see an independent woman like Daneen – who refused to adhere to societal rules – be the one who gains the most in the finale. For now, this is the ending we have to live with.