Pakistani dramas has always been a thriving one even when the movies were a national embarrassment, to say the least. There are, however, some TV shows that have stood out for their engaging stories, beautiful sets and locations and, most of all, scenes that people could relate to.
In order to take a look at some of the iconic TV shows in recent years, here are some iconic scenes from the best TV shows in recent history. Here you go:
When Kashaf and Zaroon fought in Zindagi Gulzar Hai
Zaroon, a quintessential spoiled rich brat, is intimidated by a rather munh-phat middle class Kashf. He tries to bring her down in front of his friends and the following scene ensues.
When Sara’s life unravels in Doraha
Sara, a girl belonging to a financially sound family, marries her class fellow Umer, out of love who isn’t as well off as she is. The two get divorced after a while and Sara’s parents get her married to Asfar who verbally, as well as physically, abuses her. The rest of the drama revolves around Sara fighting her bad luck in an attempt to get out of this abusive relationship.
When it all goes down in Daam
Zara and Maleeha, two incredibly close friends, fall apart after Maleeha finds out that her brother is in love with Zara. The entire drama revolves around the themes of selfishness, betrayal and privilege gone wild.
When Dhoop Kinare cemented itself into our memories
This PTV Classic is a quintessential love story where Dr. Ahmer, a highly qualified doctor, unconsciously develops feelings for one of the supposedly immature and childish interns – Dr. Zoya. The drama revolves around the arduous journey they both go through in order to finally accept each other.
When Henna’s life is not your inspiration in Vasl
Henna and Hashim are a married couple living in the USA with their two kids. Hashim cheats on his wife and ends up divorcing her. Her parents get her married to Salman who promises to take her back to her kids. However, he soon goes back on his word and the rest of the drama is all about Henna trying to find a way to go back to her children.
When Durr-e-Shehwaar begins narrating her ordeal
Durr-e-Shehwaar’s daughter Shandana, after a brutal fight with her husband, comes back to her mother’s house. When her mother tries to knock some sense into her, she blatantly puts her down by saying that since her own husband, Shandana’s father, has always been understanding, she wouldn’t know how it feels to have a husband like hers. This is where Durr-e-Shehwaar begins narrating the tragic story of her past in order to show her daughter that life is not all roses and fairy dust.
When Akbari Asghari gave you the much needed giggles
Akbari Asghari, a comedy television drama, revolves around the story of two sisters who are completely opposite to each other. The drama is laced with hilarious scenes and incredibly witty moments.
When Udaari was a breath of fresh air, recently
Udaari throws light on one of the most taboo subjects of our society; child abuse and pedophilia. Ahsan Khan’s acting coupled with a strong story-line makes Udaari a delight to watch.
When PTV was at its best with Nasri Ganey
Nasri Ganey is a comedy long play written by the ever talented Anwar Maqsood . The drama is an epitome of genuine entertainment with Sajida Sayed, Behroz Sabzwari and Latif Kapadia playing the main roles.
Zaib-un-Nisa, just like Doraha, throws light on an abusive marriage the proganist Zaibun Nisa, is trapped in. It is one of the incredible PTV classics that is must-watch for every enthusiastic drama lover.
Who could forget the classic Marvi?
Based on the Sindhi folktale, Umer Marvi, the PTV classic Marvi is an embodiment of class and an immensely strong script.
And when history was beautifully retold in a fictional Dastaan
Dastaan, written by Samira Fazal, is a story of two lovers who get separated on account of the horrific events of the partition of 1947. Excellent acting, heart-wrenching scenes and a hint of realism make Dastaan a must-watch.
What are your favorite TV shows?