11 Pakistani dramas you can't miss this year!

The TV industry is all set to entertain you with a diverse range of drama serials

Alishba Nisar March 18, 2015

KARACHI: It's hardly surprising that our TV serials have gained popularity across the globe. Why wouldn't they; our actors are brilliant, our writers, amazing and our directors, highly skilled.

Lately, the Pakistani television industry has been producing some truly hard-hitting content and this year is no different. Here is our list of the 11 most interesting dramas of 2015 that you cannot miss!


1) Kaisay Huay Benaam  

Another drama that poses the question: “What’s worse: a home without a woman or a woman without a home?"

The story-line depicts the bitter realities of society and unfolds the misfortunes and hardships a widow has to face in order to survive.

Starring:  Noman Ejaz, Maria Wasti, Ahsan Khan, Neelum Munir

Genre: Drama/Social issues

Directed by: Asim Ali

Written by: Seema Munaf

Premiered on: 12th March (On Air)

Network: Geo TV


2) Khilona

Although not much has been revealed about the storyline yet, having seen the promo we can tell there will be a lot of captivating family drama and love in this serial. Might we add, the soundtrack is splendid!

Genre: Drama/Social issues/Romance

Cast: Gohar Rasheed, Areej Fatima, Aleezay Rasul, Adnan Jaffar, Hanzala Shahid, Zeba Bakhtyar, Shaheen Khan, Huma Zaheer and others

Directed by: Farrukh Faiz

Date of premiere: Not Released Yet

Network: ARY Digital


3) Khuda Dekh Raha Hai

The storyline revolves around a religious extremist woman who raises her children in a conservative environment while completely unaware of her daughter’s dream to become a singer. Her manipulative manner towards others is in stark contrast to what her religion preaches and that’s what keeps this serial so intense and interesting.

Genre: Drama/Social issues

Cast: Bushra Ansari, Sajal Ali, Agha Ali, Sana Askari, Imran Aslam , Parveen Akber, Qazi Wajid, Mehmood Akhter, Asad Siddiqui, Farhad Fareed, Pari Hashmi, Faryal Zafar, Neha Laaj, Manan Hameed & Anis Alam.

Directed by: Sabiha Sumar

Written by: Shahzad Javed and Afifa Muhammad

Date of premiere: 12th March (On Air)

Network: A Plus


4) Dayar-e-Dil

An adaptation of Farhat Ishtiaq’s famous novel, Dayar-e-Dill, the story focuses on issues faced by a family after the parents’ divorce; the real conflict arises when each parent feeds hatred into the hearts of their children against the other parent. Get ready for a host of moral lessons on relationships.

Genre: Drama/Social issues

Cast:  Mikaal Zulfiqar,Sanam Saeed,Osman Khalid Butt,Hareem Farooq and Maya Ali

Directed by: Haseeb Hasan

Written by: Farhat Ishtiaq

Date of premiere: 17th March (On Air)

Network: Hum TV


5) Aye Zindagi

Shedding a different light into the lives of those affected by adoption, this story highlights the life of a female driven family - a mother with only daughters - who adopt a boy. Not only is the cast superb but the story is nothing less than gripping.

Genre: Drama/Social issues

Cast: Sakina Samo, Manzoor Qureshi, Sidra Batool, Affan Waheed Qureshi, Zarnish Khan, Hassan Ahmed, Hassan Niazi, Mosin,Gillani, Syed Mazhar Ali, Shamim Hilaly, Khalid Ahmed, Nida Mumtaz, Ali Abbas, Manal, Humaira Zahid, Sundas Tariq, Naushaba Javed,Sabahat Bukhari

Directed by: Adnan Wain Qureshi

Written by: Saira Arif

Date of premiere: 12th March (On Air)

Network: Hum TV


6) Mumkin

We’re suckers when it comes to love, not only do we gush over romantic dramas but we can’t wait to watch when the next episode will air. Well this serial won't disappoint you; a little bird tells us its story is all about a love affair sure to keep you asking for more!

Genre: Love story/Drama

Cast: Junaid Khan, Sarah Khan, Irsah Ghazal, Sajid Hassan, Yasir Mazhar, Saadia Faisal

Directed by: Furqan Khan

Date of premiere: 17th March

Network: ARY Digital


7) Mera Naam Yousuf Hai

One of the most awaited serials, Mera Naam Yousuf Hai follows the lives of two lovers. With a strong writer and talented director on board, we can bet Mehreen Jabbar will do justice to this drama.

Genre: Drama/Love story

Cast: Imran Abbas, Maya Ali, Mansha Pasha, Hina Bayat, Taqi Ahmed, Wasim Abbas, Ali Sheikh and Parveen Akbar

Directed by: Mehreen Jabbar

Written by: Khalil-ur-Rehman Qamar

Date of premiere: 12th March (On Air)

Network: A Plus


8) Ishq Parast

Divorce brings with it a heavy baggage to bear; this serial shows the effects of a neglected child raised by divorced parents. The perception the child develops about relationships is the crux of the story.

Genre: Drama, Love story, Social issues

Cast: Armeena Rana Khan, Ahmed Ali, Arij Fatima, Jibran Syed, Shaheen Khan

Directed by: Badar Mehmood

Date of premiere: On Air

Network: ARY Digital


9) Alvidaa

The same cast and writer who brought to us the famous drama Dil-e-Muztar are back with yet another serial titled Alvida. The first few episodes depict a love triangle but with Shehzad Kashmiri directing this project we are sure it’s bound to take a U-turn at any point.

Genre: Drama/Love story

Cast: Imran Abbas, Sanam Jung, Mawra Hussain and Naveen Waqar

Directed by: Shehzad Kashmiri

Written by: Samira Fazal

Date of premiere: On Air

Network: Hum TV


10) Zid

What are we without our rights? A directorial trio work together on this serial to highlight the importance of standing up for your rights. However, not all those who stand up for their rights get full support and that is exactly what keeps us glued to this serial.

Genre: Drama/Love story/Social issues

Cast: Ahsan Khan, Maya Ali, Rabab Hashim, Kunwar Arsalan, Humayun Ashraf, Manzoor Qureshi, Sultana Zafar, Mehmood Akhter, Huma Nawab, Nousheen Shah, Angileen Malik, Ismat Zaidi, etc

Directed by: Adnan Wai Q, Momina Duraid & Mehroz Karim

Written by: Be Gull

Date of premiere: On Air

Network: Hum TV


11) Dil Hi To Hai

It’s hard to lose a sister but to marry her husband after her death is a different ball game altogether. A story fueled by a female protagonist; Javed Sheikh directs a family drama which takes on the story of a widow who marries her rich brother-in-law after her sister’s death.

Genre: Drama/Social issues

Cast: Shahzad Sheikh, Sanah Sarfaraz, Anoushay Abbasi, Atiqa Odho, Javed Sheikh and others

Directed by: Rashid Sami

Date of premiere: On Air

Network: Express Entertainment


Khushbukht | 6 years ago | Reply Salam Sir, I am a columnist and poet of new era and just jumped in in this filed.I am new in this market so i need to know from you .I want to share with you that I m interested in Drama writing.I need to know will you give chance to me promote my writing/story? I will be waiting for your kind response. Regards
Aisha | 6 years ago | Reply Well to place a typical bechari aurat story like Kaise Hoye Benaam at # 1 doesn't make sense, it shows how a woman is powerless and dependent without her husband and it is not worth watching drama Must watch include Diyar e Dil, Aye Zindagi, Ishq Parast and Khuda Dekh Raha Hai
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