There a lot of dramas on air these days. However, not all of them are necessarily good. It is hard to keep track of which show to watch and which to avoid. Since most Pakistani dramas feature the same old repetitive plots, bad acting, or just poor writing.
It is enough to infuriate audiences and make them switch off their TV sets, or watch Ertugrul or Netflix instead. However, there are few good shows currently on air that deserve some recognition. These serials feature Pakistani actors at their finest and have some engaging and interesting stories that we should check out.
Here are a few good drama serials you should be tuning into.
Pyar Ke Sadqay
Pyar Ke Sadqay is not just another love story about the two leading characters Abdullah and Mahjabeen, but also other well-written characters who play an integral part in the story. Aside from the two leads, the show features a diverse bunch of characters; from a loveable role model like Adullah’s ‘phupo’ Washma to a selfish mother like Mansoora.
Written by Zanjabeel Asim Shah and produced by Moomal Entertainment and renowned MD Productions, the show is centered on two socially challenged individuals who do their best to make their marriage work.
Kudos to Yumna Zaida and Bilal Abbas for not going overboard in their portrayal. The two talented actors make their characters both endearing and loveable enough for the audience to fall in love with them. Plus the subtle display of Abdullah’s confusion and Mahjabeen’s innocent and quirky personality is what makes the viewers sympathize with and feel the characters’ struggles. Pyar Ke Sadqay can make viewers laugh and cry at the same time.
Written by Imran Nazeer and directed by Danish Nawaz, Kashf is another quality drama serial from MD Productions. The show is popular because of its novel plot. The drama features the talented actress Hira Mani as the titular character whose dreams literally come true but not how she expected them to. Kashf has ‘special’ powers but her greedy father and other people exploit that gift, and even religion, for money and monetary gains.
The show also showcases the protagonist’s struggle with her greedy family and her own involvement with her fiancé Wajdan (played by the talented Junaid Khan). The show is a must-watch featuring a solid cast portraying well-written characters.
Written by Qaisera Hayat and directed by Ali Hasan, Dil Ruba is a show that showcased Hania Aamir’s acting talent. The drama is fast-paced with a meaningful plot that is not just entertaining. The show highlights modern-day issues about the reckless use of social media and how it can get you into trouble. The drama conveys the message to young girls to be more cautious about getting too close to men.
Hania Aamir’s character, Sanam, on the show is a young college girl who, like most girls, have jumped on the TikTok bandwagon. She posts videos and has many followers sending her gifts in an attempt to get close to her. Eventually, her behavior and recklessness catches up with her and gets Sanam into trouble. Dil Ruba is quite entertaining and has the right kind of emotional vibe.
Dushman-e-Jaan is a show that dissects complicated relationships. The drama airs four times a week and you don’t even have to wait long to see where the direction of the show will go next. With a talented cast of actors, the show is written nicely with smooth pacing and transition. Not to mention, the show has a good soundtrack as well.
For fans of Mohib Mirza, it is a treat to watch him play a character like Hatim. Written by Sarwat Nazeer and directed by Amin Iqbal, Dushman-e-Jaan main story revolves around Mohib Mirza’s character dealing with his guilt and how he does everything to make up for the things he’s done. The show has other interesting subplots that are all interlinked interestingly.
One of Neelam Munir’s best performances to date, Bikhray Moti is a very serious drama that touches upon some very sensitive issues that are not often seen in most drama serials. The name of the show translates to ‘scattered gems’. The word ‘gems’ is used to define children who are exploited by their family and close relatives.
Written by Edison Idrees and directed by Shahid Shafat, this show produced by Six Sigma Production and Next Level Entertainment. The show highlights the curse of child labor and the traumatizing hell of children who are tormented by their own flesh and blood. The show tackles real issues and is well-written.
Which Pakistani dramas are you looking forward to binge? Share your thoughts in the comments below.