Pakistani Dramas are notorious for showing stories of suppressed, teary-eyed women in an endless loop. And recently, the industry is not doing so great in coming up with new ideas. However, once in a while some outstanding scripts by renowned writers and directors make their way and outweigh those general saas-bahu dramas, making an everlasting impact and upholding the name of Pakistani dramas.
If you’re looking for some quality content to binge-watch. Following are some best Pakistani dramas of all time which you should watch, otherwise you are missing out.
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‘Yakeen ka Safar’ tops the list
Yakeen Ka Safar is a drama based on the novel ‘Yaqeen Ka Safar’ by the renowned scriptwriter Farhat Ishtiaq. The drama starts with a social issue (a rape case) and stories of two different families of completely different backgrounds. As the story proceeds, the two main leads of the drama emerges, with Zubia a girl who makes her way through adversity and empowers herself as a strong woman, and the other lead Afsandyar who is affected by his brother’s death turns to form a chirpy charismatic guy to a sophisticated workaholic. The story unfolds in a beautiful pattern with the meeting of the leads as professional doctors and the building of chemistry between them. Pinch of humor, strong dialogues, and family relationships held the viewers captivated and made its way to their hearts in 2017.
‘Cheekh’ that took us by surpurise
Unusual to the pakistani drama industry, Zanjabeel Asim Shah broke the ice when she came up with a thriller script of cheekh. The story revolves around Mannat (played by Saba Qamar) an upright and fearless woman who fights for the justice of her friend Nayab, against her brother-in-law (Bilal Abbas). And in the course, she risks all her life and relationships. To be honest, the story did look like a drag at some points in the drama but upholding the thrill and suspense topped with amazing dialogues kept the audience at an edge due to which the drama gained immense popularity. Cheekh in 2019, turned out to be one of the best and memorable dramas.
Suno Chanda; the comic Blockbuster
Suno Chanda gained popularity as a family comic series, gathering a huge audience and fans. Suno Chanda is a representation of a mundane desi household which shows everyday chaotic life and problems that go on in a typical family in the most comical way. One of the reasons for its popularity was the careful construction of individual characters like that of Nadia Afgan as mother of the male lead Arsal (played by Farhaan Saeed).
Humorous relationship between Arsal and Jiya (Iqra Aziz), along with the contribution of carefully casted family members added sugar and spice to the drama serial making its way as the most-watched drama in Hum Awards.
‘Alif’ leading us to a mystical embarkment
Alif was one of the most awaited dramas of 2019, owing to the fact it is based on a novel written by all-time favorite Umera Ahmed.
The outstanding mystical storyline and casting of Hamza Ali Abbasi against Sajal Ali make it a beautiful package of glamour. Moreover, scenic views of Turkey and cinematics of Sufisticrask’ had the audience hyped up even before it was aired.
The story revolves around a director’s breakthrough as he embarks on a religious journey and Sajal Ali who is a struggling actress. Both the characters’ journey is shown as they balance between their materialistic work life and their spiritual selves. Ending up as a spiritual-romantic combo where they intersect each other at different points of their lives.
Ehd e Wafa; jourey of loyalty and patriotism
Ehd e Wafa is a journey of four friends from different backgrounds striving their way through right and wrong in course of establishing themselves. Unlike other dramas backed by ISPR, ehd e Wafa leaves a message that not only men in arms can show their patriotism and loyalty but all the professions require these traits in building a healthy nation.
Amazing performances by Zara Noor Abbas, Ahad Raza Mir, Ahmed Ali Akbar, and Wahaj Ali along with the outstanding direction of Safe Hassan made this family entertainment serial loved by a huge audience and worked its way to Pakistan’s top 10 dramas list.
Diyar-e-Dil; mending broken bonds
Once again, Farhat Ishiaq’s never failing script, beautifully directed Diyar e Dil took over viewers’ hearts.
Its first episode takes off with beautiful scenery of northern areas, help with an emotional theme song. This drama develops an emotional connection between the characters and the viewers. This relationship further deepens as the tangled family customs and resilient bonds of generations are resolved with the progression of the story.
The casting of the drama is as carefully done as the scripting itself. Abid Ali, Sanam Saeed, Mikaal Zulfiqar, Maya Ali, Osman Khalid Butt, Hareem Farooq, and Ali Rehman, all of the cast showed amazing performances, justifying the uniqueness of each character.
Summing it up
Pakistani Television industry had its genre limited to just ‘Drama’ for a very long time. However, we see them expanding their theme when we see thought-provoking and carefully crafted TV serials like these. As an audience, we should appreciate this diversity of content so that more quality content makes its way to the screen. Happy Binge Watching!