While being isolated at home, the best and easiest thing to do is watch something. But after weeks of self-isolation, you may run out of choices and get stuck on what to watch next.
Here’s a list of 20 old Pakistani dramas that you can binge watch with your family and party in the lounge!
Scriptwriter Haseena Moin’s famous drama Ankahi is a classic television play from the 80s. With a total of 31 episodes it is one of the most popular plays of the country.
Waris is a story of a feudal family who struggles to maintain their land and wealth. It depicts how the inter-family differences and tussles become a reason to their downfall.
3. Alpha Bravo Charlie
ABC of the drama industry was directed by the acclaimed Shoaib Mansoor. The action and thriller drama revolves around the lives of three friends who have just joined army.
4. Khuda Ki Basti
Written by the late Shaukat Siddiqui, Khuda Ki Basti was the first ever Urdu novel to be translated into 11 languages. Set in the slums of Karachi, the serialis an unconventional take on prevalent societal issues.
5. Dhoop Kinaray
Written and directed by Haseena Moin and Sahira Kazmi, Dhoop Kinaray is a fast paced story of doctors working in a hospital in Karachi. The lead actors Marina Khan and Rahat Kazmi became the most beloved on-screen couple of the time.
This drama is all time favorite of Pakistanis and hence has been on-aired several times. The story revolves around two sisters who lose their house after their parents die in a car accident.
7. Tanhaiyan: Naye Silsilay
Tanhaiyan got a sequel 27 years later named Tanhaiyan: Naye Silsilay. The plot bridges the gaps in relations developed over the years in the lives of the characters.
8. Aangan Terha
Featuring Bushra Ansari, Shakeel, and Salim Nasir, the comedy drama serial details the daily life of a retired man, his wife and the household help.
9. Family Front
Directed by Waseem Abbas and written by Muhammad Younis Butt, Family front is filled with hilarious comedy.
10. Taleem e Balighaan
Filled with political satires it has a local teacher whose students belong to diverse professions including- a butcher, a barber, a milkman, a landlord’s right hand man among others.
11. Ainak Wala Jin
Ainak wala jin is a science fiction including instances from real life with a hint of fantasy. Hamoon Jadugar, Zakoota Jin and Bill Batori still rue the hearts of Pakistanis.
Nijaat compares the lives of women living in urban and rural areas. It highlights issues including family planning, child labor and community health reforms.
13. Guest House
The setting of this comedy-drama serial is a fictional guest house located in a posh area of Islamabad.
14. Teen Bata Teen
Teen Bata Teen is a comedy sitcom written by Adeel Hashmi.
Parchaiyan was the first Pakistani drama series in colour. The drama is an adoption of the book “Portrait of a Lady” by Henry James.
16. Alif Noon
Alif Noon involves the bond of two friends who have completely opposite personalities; an immoral businessman and an idealistic village man.
Dhuwan is a story of five friends, who take the challenge to fight against the terrorists and drug dealers.
18. Uncle Urfi
Uncle Urfi’s lead role is a Pakistani living in Canada who has just returned to Pakistan.
19. Sona Chandi
Sona Chandi is a comedy take on a couple who travels to a city in search of work.
Drama serial Marvi’s story revolves around a girl Marvi who leaves her village to get higher education in the city.
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