Pakistani dramas have been at the core of our entertainment business for decades, bringing amazing talent from actors, writers and directors into the spotlight and acting as one of country’s most accessible forms of entertainment. Ranging from empowering narratives, romcoms, comic capers, social issues with strikingly memorable characters breaking archaic stereotypes to calling out patriarchy; our drama industry leaves no stone unturned to entertain and educate the audience. If you’re not updated on the latest upcoming Pakistani dramas yet, we are here to give you a closer look at what’s coming your way.
1. Mohabbatain Chahatain
Post the humungous success of ‘Kashf’ Hira Mani and Junaid Khan team up yet again for ‘Mohabbatain Chahatain’. Quirky, interesting, and intriguing; the teasers have been creating the right buzz. Written by Samira Fazal ‘Mohabbatain Chahatain’ will mark the comeback of Armeena Khan on television. The teasers depict the premise of a household where Hira and Junaid are a couple, while Armeena plays the second woman. The play is produced by MD Productions and is directed by Ali Hassan. With a combination of good actors and a good director coming together, ‘Mohabbatain Chahatain’ looks promising and would offer something different.
There’s a great deal of excitement over the initial teaser of HUM TV’s ‘Qaraar’ starring Sanam Jhung, Mikaal Zulfiqar, and Ali Safina. What’s interesting is the fact that Jhung features in a never seen before avatar. Her role seems very different from what she has done before. Besides looking fit and stunning; her character offers slight shades of grey. Also spotted in the teasers is a parallel track of Muneeb Butt and Rabab Hashim driving the narrative forward. An exciting story aside, hopefully we’re about to get some power onscreen performances.
Scaring people isn’t an easy job, especially when viewers have the luxury of watching horror content from across the globe. ‘Chalawa’ explores the horror genre and succeeds in giving us shivers of anticipation. Helmed by Najaf Bilgrami who earlier directed a horror play (Dil Nawaz) is an added advantage for ‘Chalawa’. The teasers featuring Ali Ansari, Naveen Waqar, Noor Zafar Khan, and Usama Khan have ample jump scares and build the scary element gradually. The production value seems good and brings novelty and thrilling factor; we hope the genre lovers will find moments to hold on.
4. Be Adab
Basking in the success of Sabaat, Shehzad Kashmiri’s next directorial ‘Be Adab’ is all set to go on air. To begin with, the play features veteran Sania Saeed as the lead protagonist supported by Rehan Sheikh, Hajra Yamin, Faryal Mehmood, and Momin Saqib. The teasers offer a rich emotional quotient that depicts the relationship between parents and their ungrateful children; to the sad turn of events at the sunset of parent’s life. Be Adab is a HUM TV production.
5. Kasa e Dil
Love stories never go out of fashion; after all, viewers are rooting for a potential love story. 7th Sky production brings another romantic saga ‘Kasa e Dil’ starring Affan Waheed, Hina Altaf, and Komal Aziz. What we get to see is the twist in the premise where Affan handles the complexities of love between his two spouses. The intense romantic play is all set to explore the emotions and complications in an encompassing love story.
6. Dil Tanha Tanha
Mohsin Abbas Haider was last seen in a brief appearance in ‘Deewar-e-Shab’ and anthology series ‘Choti Choti Batain’. With ‘Dil Tanha Tanha’ he kind of makes a comeback with a full-fledged role. The teasers unveil Mohsin playing an obsessed lover who is egoistic and gets whatever he wants. The cast includes Nazish Jahangir, Kiran Haq and Ali Ansari, the premise look intriguing and promises to be a roller coaster ride
We hope that all these upcoming dramas would entertain the audience and set new benchmarks of viewership and TRPs.