5 Pakistani Dramas That Ruled Our Screens in 2019
Best Pakistani Dramas of 2019
As 2019 is nearing its end, we are coming across various ‘best of’ the year lists, recalling all the top moments that made this year memorable.
If we talk about Pakistani dramas, there were many gripping stories and some extraordinary performances that raised the bar high. The trend of focusing on social issues and talking about taboos in an intriguing manner has evolved our television industry and manage to keep us hooked to the screens!
With some powerful performances and engrossing plots, we have compiled a list of dramas that left a huge impact on us in 2019.
Check it out below!
Top 5 Pakistani Dramas That Ruled Our Screens in 2019
1. Ranjha Ranjha Kardi
Where Iqra Aziz proved her versatility and class as Noori, Ranjha Ranjha Kardi also turned out to be the groundbreaking drama for Imran Ashraf who reached new heights of popularity for his performance as Bhola.
Written by Faiza Iftikhar, the drama focused on many social issues including awareness about mental illness, social differences due to caste and status, made up religious practices and of course, a heartwarming love story between Bhola and Noori.
Where Syed Jibran and Kashif Mehmood upped the game as the antagonist in the story, Asma Abbas, Munazzah Arif, and Ammara Butt also played their role to make this story entertaining.
With Kashif Nisar at the helm, Ranjha Ranjha Kardi will always be considered as one of the most iconic serials in the history of Pakistani television.
Badar Mehmood’s ‘Cheekh’ did not only make us question certain norms in our society but its engaging and thrilling story also gave us chills at times.
Starring the gorgeous Saba Qamar as Mannat and the talented Bilal Abbas Khan as Wajih, the drama focused on how the affluent elite uses their money and sources to manipulate legal processes surrounding the death of a lower-middle-class girl, Nayab, played by Ushna Shah.
Saba Qamar as Mannat didn’t give up till the end to get justice for Nayab despite facing many hardships and her performances as a strong-headed lady raised the bar high. On the other hand, Bilal Abbas Khan turned out to be the most appealing villain on TV this year; one of the best performances of his career so far.
Zafar Mairaj has penned down the engrossing the story of ‘inkaar’ that talks about the plight and suffering of a brave girl Hajra (Yumna Zaidi) who fights against the powerful and corrupt system to get justice for herself.
Where Yumna Zaidi and Sami Khan were absolutely brilliant and shared wonderful on-screen chemistry, seeing Imran Ashraf as the antagonist after Ranjha Ranjha Kardi was no less than a treat.
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Where Rehan Sheikh as Hajra’s father was definitely a role model for many, Ali Tahir also managed to grab the spotlight with a powerful court sequence.
What makes ‘Inkaar’ even more appealing is that it doesn’t glamorize the story but makes it more relatable for the viewers with many powerful performances.
Although we have only watched 10 episodes of ‘Ruswai’ so far, this drama has already left a huge impact on all of us. Written by Naila Ansari, it focuses on the struggles and pain faced by rape survivors in our society as they are often sidelined by their own family.
Sana Javed as Sameera has portrayed the sensitive side of her character brilliantly and managed to make us relate to the trauma and helplessness she’s facing after she was kidnapped, raped and thrown on the road.
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Mikaal Zulfiqar, Muhammad Ahmed and Osama Ahmed have also given some amazing performances so far and let’s see how the story of ‘Ruswai’ will unfold in the upcoming episodes.
5. Mere Paas Tum Ho
Last but not least, Nadeem Baig’s ‘Mere Paas Tum Ho’ doesn’t even need an introduction as it has become the most trending drama on social media.
Written by Khalil-ur-Rehman Qamar, the drama stars three leading names of our entertainment industry; Humayun Saeed, Adnan Siddiqui, and Ayeza Khan.
Although the plot of MPTH is relatively simple if we compare it with other dramas, it’s the performances and dialogues that keep us hooked to the screens.
From pre and post-episode discussion to never-ending memes and outpouring love from the fans, ‘Mere Paas Tum Ho’ is simply ruling our screens at the moment!
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