While most of us are anticipating the two big A’s (as I like to call them) – ‘Aaangan’ and ‘Alif,’ there are plenty of fabulous and incredibly well-written shows on telly right now to fully invest oneself in. We’ve rounded up 11 absolutely fantastic and thrilling dramas on air that you have to start watching. Hop on the drama bandwagon with us – you won’t be disappointed!
‘Ranjha Ranjha Kardi’
Iqra Aziz, Syed Jibran and Imran Ashraf shine in this story about poverty and mental disabilities. We get to see Iqra in a new avatar, from her glamorous role previously in ‘Suno Chanda.’ Imran Ashraf is simply outstanding and is certainly quickly becoming our industry’s best actor. Syed Jibran is the sweet shopkeeper who befriends Iqra.
‘Dil Mom Ka Diya’
Yasir Nawaz is the older brother who looks after his entire family. He marries Neelam Muneer, an arrogant and incredibly selfish girl who aspires for endless luxuries and wealth. It’s a heartbreaking drama and really does hit home with its heavy heart. Imran Ashraf is Yasir’s younger brother, who falls for Hira Mani.
‘Haiwan’ stars Faysal Qureshi who is an alcoholic. His life turns around after he commits a crime whilst under the influence. His wife still tries to keep her family together from falling apart and tells the tale of how addiction can tear everyone apart.
Hina Altaf and Azfar Rehman star in this touching serial about an orphan (Hina) who is forced to marry the driver of the house she works for. Sheryar (Azfar) returns home from the U.S.A. and falls in love with Hina, much to the disapproval of his entire family.
Starring Samina Peerzada, Ushna Shah, and Bilal Abbas Khan, this serial is full of moral compasses. Ushna is set to destroy those around her to feed her own ego and build on her insecurities. She is intent on marrying Bilal’s character, and the havoc she wreaks really is symbolic of what a balaa would do!
‘Tajdeed e Wafa’
Ahmed Ali Akbar, Haroon Shahid, and Naveen Waqar star in this drama about family values, and whilst it’s a recycled trope – they’ve attempted a new storyline woven out of it rather admirably. The cast is rather dynamic, and all three actors really bring out their best in this modern take on relationships in Pakistan.
‘Koi Chand Rakh’
Starring Ayeza Khan, Muneeb Butt and Imran Abbas, the show is a tantalizing love triangle, with dollops of unrequited love and mistaken identity – proving that humans are just about capable of doing anything in the name of love. Ayeza is by far the most captivating, and you can’t help but laud Muneeb Butt for dipping his toes so deeply into a man chaotically in love.
‘Ki Jaana Mein Kaun’
Minal Khan shines as Meher, a girl who is married to someone only interested in her wealth, but things take a turn for the worst on her wedding day when a shocking revelation changes the course of her life. It’s addictive, and Minal is brilliant as a girl with a troubled past who just can’t seem to catch a break. The drama is full of twists and turns that leave you perched on the edge of your seat – so WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?
‘Ab Dekh Khuda Kya Karta Hai’
Danish Taimoor is the cunning antagonist who manipulates young girls and luring them into fraud. Danish is tremendous and unnervingly strips himself of all hero-esque as he plays the terrifying villain. Sanam Chaudhry plays one of the many women harassed by him, and when she refuses his advances – well…just watch to find out what happens!
‘Bisaat e Dil’
Shahroz Sabzwari returns to television in this radiantly written drama about two sisters whose father is a drug addict. His character gets caught up in the underworld of drugs, and we witness a collision of different classes entwined together in a complex and heartbreaking serial that has you hooked from the first episode.
Starring Sanam Saeed and Mohib Mirza, ‘Deedan’ is the touching story about two people in love, trapped in tribal Pakistan. They’re unable to be together simply because of the controversial tribal hierarchy that prevails.
Are you watching any of these dramas? Are there others you’d like to add to the list?