Hit Pakistani TV Drama Serials in 2016
Pakistani actors, producers, directors, writers and singers have done well on the small screen. Pakistani TV drama serials have earned very much popularity among the public of Pakistan as well as in the neighboring country mainly due to quality script and dialogues. Pakistani TV drama serials are mostly followed by the women of every age group. Not only actors or drama’s cast are responsible in the success of any drama serial but the producers, directors, writers and singers also play a very vital role in the success of any drama serial by producing and finalizing the budget, by giving directions, by writing the best possible story and by singing OST.
Pakistani drama industry has done well from the very beginning. In the start only Pakistan Television (PTV), a government channel was the only source of entertainment in Pakistan, on air drama serial of one hour every night at eight. But now the scenario is totally different, in Pakistan now there are more than fifty channels which are broadcasting drama serials every hour or so. There are many Pakistani national and local channels on which Indian contents were on aired but after the ban on Indian contents in Pakistan most of the channels are now broad casting Turkish dramas.
List of Hit Pakistani Drama Serials in 2016:
Pakistani drama serials on aired on different TV channels are one of the main source of entertainment in Pakistan as our film industry is struggling now days. In 2016 Pakistani drama industry has also produced block buster drama serials which are on aired on different TV channels like HUM TV, A plus, ARY Digital, TV ONE, Urdu 1, Geo Entertainment etc.
Mann Mayal drama serial is the most popular drama serial that aired on HUM TV. Mann Mayal is a romantic drama serial whose story revolves around the love triangle of Manu (heroine), Salah-ud-Din (hero) and the main supporting role named Jena. Mann Mayal is written by Samira Fazal and directed by Haseeb Hassan, starring Hamza Ali Abbasi as Salah-ud-Din, Maya Ali as Minahil “Mannu”, Gohar Rasheed as Mikaeel and Ayesha Khan as Jena in the lead roles while recurring cast includes Saleem Mairaj as Jameel, Saba Hameed as Manahil’s mother, Naeem Tahir as Javed, Manahil’s father, Shehryar Zaidi as Shahid, Salahuddin’s father, Ismat Zaidi as Durdana, Salahuddin’s mother, Mehmood Aslam as Shahaab, Mikaeel’s father, Laila Zuberi as Rahila, Mikaeel’s mother, Aiman Khan as Beeya, Salahuddin’s Sister, Arjumand Rahim as Cookie, Vasay Chaudhry as Ifti, Talat Hussain as Rehman, Lubna Aslam as Saliha, Manahil’s aunt, Faizan Haque as Mikaeel’s friend and Haris Waheed as Mikaeel’s gambling partner.
Dil Lagi is a romantic drama serial that was aired on ARY Digital. The nub of this story is the clash between the main characters of Anmol (heroine) and Mohid (hero). Dil Lagi is written by Faiza Iftikhar and directed by Nadeem Baig, starring Humayun Saeed as Mohid, Mehwish Hayat as Anmol, Mariam Ansari as Mishal and Muhammad Asad Dhera as Abbas in the main roles while Asma Abbas as Mishal & Anmol’s mother, Saba Hameed As Zulekha (Mohid’s mother), Imran Ashraf as Dastagir (Mohid’s assistant), Urooj Khan, Uzma Hassan as Mohid’s sister, Mirza Zain Baig and Inayat Khan in the supporting roles.
Udaari drama serial highlights negative aspects in our society like child sexual abuse, our corrupt police system etc. Udaari drama serial was aired on Hum TV. Udaari is written by Farhat Ishtiaq and directed by Muhammad Ehtisham-ud-din. The main cast of drama Udaari includes Samiya Mumtaz as Sajida Bibi, Bushra Ansari as Rasheeda Bibi, Ahsan Khan as Imtiaz Ali Sheikh, Urwa Hocane as Meera Majid, Farhan Saeed as Taimoor Arshad (Arsh), Hina Altaf Khan as Zeb-un-Nisa Parveiz / Zebo and Laila Zuberi as Muneera Khalid, Ins-e-Yazdan as Ejaz Khalid (Jaaze), Malika Zafar as Maleeha Khalid (Milli), Adnan Saeed as Haris Khalid, Haris Waheed as Ilyas, Rehan Sheikh as Majid, Behroze Sabzwari as Khalid, Maryam Fatima as Farwa Murad, Ambar Wajid as Afrooz, Arjumand Hussain as Arsh’s father, Rashida Tabassum as Durdana, Saife Hassan as Malik Iftikhar Hussain, Shakeel as Judge and Akbar Islam as Rana (Lawyer) in other supporting roles.
Tum Kon Piya:
Tum Kon Piya is a romantic drama serial that is based on Maha Malik’s novel. Tum Kon Piya was aired on Urdu 1. This drama is directed by Yasir Nawaz. Cast includes Ayeza Khan as Elma, Imran Abbas as Ramish Hassan, Ali Abbas as Zarbab Khan, Hina Khawaja Bayat as Sharafat Begum, Qavi Khan as Waqar Ali, Elma’s Father, Mehmood Akhtar as Muzaffar Hassan, Hira Tareen as Sumbul, Ramis’s Fiance, Shameen Khan as Neha, Azra Muhiuddin as Tamkanat Begum, Fariha Sheikh as Seema, Yasir Shoro as Arif, Zarbab’s Brother, Kiran Tabeir as Javaeria, Aroha Khan as Subiya, Zarbab’s Sister, Isha Noor as Rania, Arif’s Wife,, Ahad Khan as Sajid, Seema’s Husband and Iktidar Khan as Furqan, Subiya’s Husband. Tum Kon Piya is produced by 7th Sky Entertainment.
Bheegi Palkain was aired on Aplus channel starring Ushna Shah, Faisal Qureshi, Affan Waheed, Faryal Mehmood, Shameem Hilali and Ismat Zaidi in the main roles. This drama serial is written by Nuzhat Suman and Mansoor Ahmed Khan while directed by Furqan Khan.
These were some dramas which became very popular and favourite among the viewers. There are some dramas which are now running on different Pakistani channels like Khuda and Mohabbat season 2, Bin Roye which became very popular and favourite among the viewers due to their screen presence and quality of script and dialogues. Khuda and Mohabbat season one was one of the biggest super-duper hit drama serial that was aired on Geo Entertainment starring Imran Abbas and Sadia Khan in the major roles. Khuda and Mohabbat’s romantic and emotional story grabbed viewers love and affection towards itself. Now after a few years its season 2 is launched on the same TV channel. Bin Roye drama serial is based on a love story starring Humayun Saeed, Mahira Khan in the lead roles. Pakistani drama industry has retained its heritage of producing the most remember able and master pieces plays.