Pakistan as an industry for media visualization has done a lot of progress from past decades. Starting all over from just single channel PTV which had the overall load of entertainment and information. It has spread out now in form of good quantity channels. Not only in the quantity but also in the form of content, such as we had separate news channels, kid’s entertainment channels, movie channels, and drama channels. But are Are Pakistani dramas famous beyond borders?
Pakistani drama’s in form of visual quality, drama sets, acting skills, personalities and most importantly script and content of drama had evolved a lot, every country has their own type of drama making content, some focuses on sympathies, rudeness, ill manner behavior, love, romance, and history.
Whereas Pakistani dramas are nearer to culture and womanhood, as the majority viewers across the world for dramas are women. Pakistani dramas have a mixture of all the essences with the twist in stories, each drama has something different from another, which gains a lot of fame to Pakistani media.
Not only Pakistani’s watch them but their scripts are so real and near to womanhood in the entire world that in many countries people used to watch them through television or even on YouTube too, likewise in our neighbouring country India.
They liked our drama so much that they devoted a channel in 2014 named as ZINDAGI TV presented by ZEE TV where they showed Pakistani drama daily, and people really liked them, Zindagi TV has presented around 128 dramas from the year 2014 till 2017.
Even if we inspect over in other countries even in the middle east and other parts of Asia, we would find uncountable lovers and fan followers for Pakistani drama’s.
Many people watch them on YouTube while others have a facility of channels, for instance: most highlighted Pakistani drama channels are hum, ary digital, geo entertainment, Urdu TV, and a plus, Apart from geo entertainment.
India, Dubai, America, new york, Canada, China, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, Nepal, Sri Lanka, and in other regions of the middle east, Asia, and Europe it has been witnessed that people do binge-watch on Pakistani dramas.
China and Pakistani had decided to present each other culture through their media after that commitment china started to present Pakistani’s drama their while translating them from Urdu to Chinese so that citizens can watch them.
While the most famous drama’s from the decade are;
22 episode-based drama Dastaan with main leading characters as Fawad Khan, Ahsan Khan, Sanam Baloch and Saba Qamar was based on family life which faced issues and struggles a lot as a family due to partition of British India.
Humsafar won the heart of all. Momina Duraid’s drama based on 23 episodes covered by Mahira khan, Fawad khan, and Naveen Waqar is an all-rounder.
A couple which got married by pressure and due to which the second girl’s heartbroken as she was in love with that married boy, their struggles due to misunderstands and jealousies of others are the core story.
Zindagi Gulzar Hai (2012)
Fawad Khan and Sanam Saeed are the leading role players of Zindagi Gulzar hai, which had 26 episodes.
This was the first drama presented by Zindagi TV in India.
This story is based on the story of a single mother who raised her daughters well, and one of her daughter Kashaf(Sanam) falls in love with Zaroon(Fawad) after marriage.
This is one of the most loved Pakistani drama that is even famous beyond the borders.
Shehr-e-zaat was totally a different script, it was very much soulful and connects to the divine creator, actors of this drama were Mahira khan and mikaal Zulfiqar, in total 19 episodes Mahira khan as a student of fine arts sculpted a man face from her imagination and got the privilege to meet that person in real life, she got madly in love with him but then started the challenges and tests of love, the core essence of this drama was that the only creator is the whom who deserves your pure feeling and connection.
Pyary Afzal (2013)
Hamza Abbasi and Ayeza khan had played the key roles.
In total there are 37 episodes.
The boy falls in love with the girl but wasn’t much confident in expressing his feelings to her or to own her.
This story revolves around the love which lives in hearts.
Mere Meharbaan (2014)
Ayeza Khan, Sanam Chaudhry, Neelam Muneer were the main role players, this drama revolves on families of two brothers with the difference of status, and in which the wife of one brother was the root of many issues between both families, this story was conveyed through 28 episodes.
Osman Khalid butt, Maya Ali, Sanam Saeed, hareem Farooq were the core actors in total 33 episodes, this drama has a story of a family where elders take decisions and if children won’t agree on their decision they have all right to give any sort of punishes to them.
25 episode-based drama with leading characters of urwa hocane, Farhan Saeed, Ahsan Khan and Samia Mumtaz. In this drama, urwa was presented as a talented singer but her fiancé wasn’t allowing her to explore her talent and present her talent, then the way to taking a stand and making her count in her country was the main idea of this drama.
Baaghi drama was the biography of a girl name qandeel balouch who was murdered on the name of honor by her brother in July 2016; her role was played by Saba Qamar.
Suno chanda (2018)
Suno Chanda part 1 and part 2 both got viral due to cute couple fights and fun they depicted in a drama which was played by iqra Aziz and Farhan Saeed.
Mere Paas Tum Ho (2019-2020)
Mere pass tum ho revolves around greed versus love. Ayeza Khan, Humayun Saeed, and Adnan Siddiqui played an excellent role in all 23 episodes of it.
Mere paas tum ho was a major hit, it got very famous and got viral too, even India liked it so much that the video was made by them covering mere paas tum ho.
The content of Pakistani drama is so influential and real that people can relate them to their lives, as well as each and every drama of Pakistan is watchable with the whole family, which is the bounce part due to which Pakistani dramas famous beyond borders and are loved by all.