A story of love, family and revenge

Wani Roslan

The second season of Malaysian drama series 7 Hari Mencintaiku has become a hit among viewers since it began airing this year, a continuation from the first season broadcast in 2016.

The first season was adapted from the 2011 novel of the same name by Siti Rosmizah, and the second season is a continuation adapted from the author’s 2018 novel 7 Hari Mencintaiku 2 with Jamal Khan directing both seasons.

The series sparked strong feelings among viewers, with the second season depicting Mia Adriana (played by Siti Saleha) and her husband Khuzairi (played by Shukri Yahaya) who live a happy life with their two children.

In contrast to the couple’s happiness, Mia’s mother, Puan Hayati (played by Jasmin Hamid) and her brother Dato’ Johari (played by Shaharuddin Thamby) are back for revenge. Mia’s mother also plots to destroy her own daughter’s marriage.

Due to her mother’s plotting, Mia’s relationship with her in-laws Pak Samad (played by Kazar Saisi) and Mak Leha (played by Liza Abdullah) becomes strained. Other complications come into play which worsen their relationship. One such complication comes in the form of a character named Nurul Ain (played by Wafariena Roslan), who Mak Leha sees as a perfect wife for Khuzairi.

A scene from Malaysian drama ‘7 Hari Mencintaiku’
A scene from ‘7 Hari Mencintaiku’

Consisting of 33 episodes, the series received overwhelming response, including from local viewers, particularly with the messages conveyed in the story.

The series has become a major topic among Malay drama viewers. Some despise seeing Mak Leha who always interferes in Khuzairi’s family affairs, while some like to see the sweet couple Sofi Amylia (played by Wan Sharimila) and her husband Helim (played by Syazwan Zulkifli), Khuzairi’s brother. The majority of fans hate Nurul Ain, who pretends to be a nice girl, but is actually materialistic.

Many Bruneian viewers enjoy the series, describing it as a series that leaves a profound impression, as the drama is not fully based on a love story, but the complications of family affairs.

I have been watching the drama since the first season, and find it captivating.

In my view, this is not a typical drama. There are many lessons we can learn from it. For instance Mia who, while known to be rich, spoiled and arrogant, can change into a good person, while Mak Leha teaches us not to interfere in others’ affairs and how Helmi, who wa unemployed in the first season and always causes problems, can change into a better person.

Nurafidah MK, who loves to watch Malay dramas, said she recommends 7 Hari Mencintaiku and gave it a five-star rating for the overall plot and characters. “I have watched several Malay dramas and some tend to have predictable plots. But this series is different,” she said. “To understand the drama, I would advise viewers to watch the first season as they are closely related.”

Another local viewer Mohd Arif HJ started watching 7 Hari Mencintaiku after his wife introduced it to him. “After I finished the first season, my wife suggested that I continue with the second season. I am always looking forward to the next episode,” he said.

He said the drama makes him feel a roller coaster of emotions.