What’s heartache in a Pakistani drama without them killing off a character? Or maybe two in one go? There’s hardly a drama without someone dying, and it’s almost always unjust, untimely and leaves you feeling rather dead inside as your heart keels into an abyss of nothingness.
*Cue Tumblr me crying my heart out*
Torah Khan’s mother being beaten to death in ‘Sang E Mar Mar’
Torah’s mother was killed, simply for being herself and exuding her Bengali roots. It was very unexpected but touched upon the harshness residing within Pashtun tribes.
Suhaib’s death in ‘Diyar-E-Dil’
Unarguably one of the most heartbreaking deaths, Suhaib died too young. The stress of mending ties between his brother and father ultimately took his life.
Then Behroze’s death following in ‘Diyar-E-Dil’
Tormented by guilt and the death of his younger brother, Behroze eventually dies in his sleep a year later.
Daniyal’s murder in ‘Yakeen Ka Safar’
Daniyal was working late one night when he’s killed by goons out to sabotage his case. What’s worse, they make it look like it was suicide.
Fouzia’s murder in ‘Baaghi’
This was honestly the biggest WTF moment ever. Fouzia’s talking to the brother she raised when he decides to poison her and strangle her to death. He’s ashamed of who she’s become and decides to kill her, and we see her life flash before her eyes in a harrowing scene.
Shanno’s death in ‘Sadqay Tumhare’
Shanno dies without being with the love of her life Khalil. She spends most of her adult life pining for him, only to die without ever seeing him one last time. *crying a river rn*
Jamil’s death in ‘Qurban’
OKAY, WHAT. WAS. THIS. SCENE. Jamil was being his beautiful self when he’s shot from the back, falling into Heer’s arms. UGHGHGHGHGHGHGHGHG.
Chandi’s death in ‘Sammi’
This had me lying in a pool of my own tears. Rashid and Chandi are sitting side by side on a train platform when he tells her he never really loved her – but she’s already dead. SIGH.
Afzal’s death in ‘Pyarey Afzal’
Just when you think things can’t get worse for Afzal and his case of unrequited love, he’s freaking shot by some gangsters on a car driveby…just when the love of his life admits she loves him too…
Maheen’s suicide in ‘Mohabbat Tumse Nafrat Hai’
Maheen kills herself with poison, that too on her wedding night. THIS DRAMA WAS JUST PLAIN AWFUL YO, not a dry tear in the house by the end of it.
When almost everyone is brutally killed in ‘Dastaan’
‘Dastaan’ ruined my life. Suraiyyah and Saleem are brutally massacred in a raid, shortly followed by Bibi after she escapes with Bano.
Which death in a drama destroyed your zindagi?