Pakistani Dramas; ah there are just so many of it! Even if one decides to start watching them, they would just be lost. Kia dekho, kia na dekho? If you find yourself in a similar situation, don’t worry we got you covered.
Here are 13 Pakistani Dramas you can watch to get started!
1. ‘Zindagi Gulzar Hai’
Most people are in consensus that this show was truly one of the best to come out of Pakistani television. Sanam Saeed gives an incredible performance as Kashaf in this show, alongside Fawad Khan who plays Zaroon. This show has its funny moments and its really angering moments, but all in all, it’s a MUST WATCH.
2. ‘Sang E Mar Mar’
This show has a star cast. Nouman Ijaz, Sania Saeed, Mikaal Zulfikar and Kubra Khan- yup all in ONE show. This drama stands out from the rest because it focuses on the tribal life and tribal relations. It’s an interesting glimpse into a reality that we are not really familiar with.
3. ‘Yakeen Ka Safar’
The show is packed with an amazing cast, memorable dialogue and a storyline that will keep you hooked! Jao aur dekho!
Udaari is a very important drama for Pakistan as a whole. It’s one of the few that takes on a social issue, and really gives it the attention it deserves. The drama is about children being sexually abused in rural areas. The show tells this story so masterfully, it’s honestly a treat to watch.
This drama follows the lives of a highly dysfunctional family headed by Agha Jaan and his grandchildren Wali and Farrah. This show was shot at the picturesque Khaplu Palace in Skardu. Other than that, there were some Oscar-worthy performances in there too!
This story stands out from the rest because it mixes in the Sufi (or mystic elements) with the romantic elements of the story.
This one is a more recent show, but it’s on this list because this is a storyline we’ve never seen before. The show revolves around illegal immigration to the UK, marriages for the sake of citizenship, corruption, and jahaiz. Armeena Khan and Zahid Ahmed lead the show with their brilliant acting.
8. ‘Sadqay Tumharay’
This show dives into the concept of ‘bachpan mein hi baat pakki hogayi’. Add to this already complicated dynamic, the fact that ‘couple’ is divided by the rural-urban divide.
9. ‘Meri Zaat Zarra E Benihsaan
Two cousins fall in love, but the family generally doesn’t like the girl, Saba. The show follows how Saba’s family turns against her when she marries her cousin, and how they terribly they treat a woman whose views are slightly more liberal than their own.
Baaghi tells the life story of Pakistani internet sensation, Qandeel Baloch. This drama is on the list because her story is an important one and one that should be watched as many times as possible.
Humsafar is the love story of Khirad and Asher, that is cut short by a jealous mother in law. This show sparked national (and international) interest, and literally, almost everyone had watched it when it came out.
Dastan is based on the events of the partition of India and Pakistan. An epic tale of love, mixed in with ethnic violence and politics. This was one of the first shows to attempt mixing in the events of 1947 with a dramatic storyline, and they did an awesome job at it!
13. ‘Dil Lagi‘
Humayun Saeed and Mehwish Hayat’s onscreen chemistry dominates this play and makes it one for this list! They are honestly such a treat to watch together.
So there you have it folks! Here’s your starter pack!