If we are talking about the entertainment in Pakistan we cannot forget those classical dramas of Pakistan which truly were amazing. We can’t forget how much we would be curious to watch our favourite serial at PTV, indeed that time reminds us a golden period of our lives.
Here is the list of Top 10 classical dramas of Pakistan we must watch.
It was Aired on PTV in the year 1969, Khuda Ki Basti was a social issue-based drama, which was adapted from a novel by Shaukat Siddiqui and was telecasted twice (the second time in 1974 at the insistence of Zulfikar Ali Bhutto – it was his favorite play!). To top that, Khuda ki Basti was also introduced on the syllabi of drama academies in Pune, India and around Europe.
Ankahi is one of the most famous Pakistani dramas that is known for its witty dialogues and remarkable acting from actors like Shehnaz Sheikh, Javed Sheikh, Shakeel, Saleem Nasir, Behroz Sabzwari and Jamshed Ansari. Inspired by Ankahi, Bollywood released the movie Chal Mere Bhai in 2000 with the same story line as the drama.
The epitome of comedy and wit, owing to the penmanship of Anwar Maqsood, Aangan Terha remains an unforgettable drama to this day with impeccable performances by Salim Nasir, Shakeel, Arshad Mahmood, Durdana Butt and Bushra Ansari. On popular demand, the drama has been re-telecast numerous times since its first airing and was recently adapted as a stage play.
Waris is a drama created by PTV, written by Amjad Islam Amjad,directed by Ghazanfer Ali and Nusrat Thakur. The drama was originally telecast in 1979 and was again telecast in early 1990s and many more times and was a huge success.The show had 13 episodes, which is a traditional PTV drama serial format; with each episode almost one hour long. Those who watched Waris at the time when it was aired fondly remember how the streets would be deserted at the time the drama would be on air. Discussing the social impacts of feudalism, this drama was a masterpiece .
Written and directed by two of the most acclaimed women in TV, Haseena Moin and Sahira Kazmi, Dhoop Kinarey is still considered one of the best Pakistani dramas. A fast paced story of doctors working together in a hospital in Karachi, lead actors Marina Khan and Rahat Kazmi quickly became a favorite on-screen couple (the old school equivalent of Mahira Khan and Fawad Khan).
Ainak Wala Jin
The first of its kind, Ainak Wala Jin was a wonderful mix of real life, fantasy and science fiction. A genie from Caucasus Mountains is sent to Earth to get his eyesight fixed and that’s when all the adventure begins! It quickly became a household favourite, as did the characters Hamoon Jadugar, Zakoota Jin and Bill Batori. In fact, the cast was invited to perform in front of Princess Diana and the patients at Shaukat Khanum Hospital when she visited Pakistan in 1996.
A story of two friends who are complete opposites – Allan, the shrewd and immoral businessman and Nannha, the innocent and idealistic village man – had everyone hooked. Although a comedy, Alif Noon dealt with serious issues such as fraud, scam and cheating, among others, in Pakistani society.
Dhuwan was perhaps first action-drama in PTV’s history that garnered high ratings from the viewers. It was written by Aashir Azeem, who also played the lead role. Sajjad Ahmed directed the play to perfection, with Nabeel, Nazli Nasr, and Nayyar Ijaz as supporting cast.
Directed by Syed Shakir and written by Adeem Hashmi, Aaghosh beautifully captured the struggles and agony of a mother. It was an instant hit with Pakistani women.
Alpha Bravo Charlie
Directed by the acclaimed Shoaib Mansoor, this action and thriller drama was so popular that it set a new rating for Television Rating Points in Pakistan. It follows the lives of three young, happy-go-lucky friends who have just joined the army, and teaches the very important lesson of leading a purposeful and passionate life