As another day goes by, we’re left with fewer things to do while we save the world by practicing self-distancing. We at Niche Lifestyle bring to you a list of classic Pakistani dramas you can watch (or perhaps binge-watch) to keep yourself occupied in these testing times.
Udaari highlights deeply rooted problems such as child sexual abuse, sexism and gender discrimination within the rural areas of Pakistan. This drama serial was a major hit back in 2016 for its strong storyline.
Humsafar is one of the greatest dramas to have been aired in the past one decade. It became a household name back in 2011. The story of the drama serial revolves around the trials and tribulations of a married couple Khirad and Ashar played by Mahira Khan and Fawad Khan.
Yaqeen Ka Safar
Yakeen Ka Safar is a story of three families, battling with the demons of life! Zubia Khalil, a young girl who has witnessed the murder of her mother by her very own father, struggles to say a single word. An educated family which struggles to find its place in the layers of the double standards of the society. Last but not the least, the journey to justice of a poor girl who is gang raped by powerful people of her village.
Zindagi Gulzar Hai
The story of drama serial Zindagi Gulzar Hai revolves around two people Kashaf and Zaroon who are pole opposites of one another not only in terms of their mindsets but also financially. The drama serial shows a strong female protagonist role thus contributing to its massive popularity amongst women to this date.
Mann Mayal revolves around the lives of Manahil and Salahuddin who fall in love with each other, but due to their social class differences Salahuddin refuses to marry Manahil. She then lives in an unpleasant and abusive marriage while Salauddin begins to enter her again after becoming a successful businessman.
Pyare Afzal evolves around Afzal Subhanallah who is the only son of Maulvi Subhanallah and falls in love with Farah ( played by Ayeza Khan) who is the daughter of a rich mill owner. When Afzalasks for her hand in marriage the parents refuse due to his carefree nature leaving him heartbroken. After the heartbreak Afzal leaves Hyderabad and moves to Karachi and becomes caught up with the wrong people subsequently becoming an infamous gangster working for the government.
Alif Allah Aur Insaan
Drama serial Alif Allah Aur Insaan revolves around five different people from five different walks of life and their faith and conviction. The title highlightes the concept of how the Creator rewards thosle who believe in hard work and patience.
We hope these drama titles will make your quarantine time slightly more bearable! Let us know if we missed out on a title that should’ve also been on the list by leaving a comment on our Instagram page.
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