22 Best Dramas of Pakistan - Top Dramas of Pakistan 2021

ByFaisal Chughtai
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We understand that if you've arrived here, you're seeking the top ten Pakistani dramas of 2021, 2020, and 2019. Let's have a look at which dramas did the best in Pakistan over these years. You may also see our list of the top dramas of Pakistan 2021.

In an era when the Pakistani film industry is still fighting for public approval, drama serials have already grabbed center stage.

Unlike Indian dramas, which are heavily bogged with plot twists and the spotlight on every character, our show deserves to be at the top.

They speak the truth and play an essential role in teaching us life's unspoken truths. The tales are about what is going on in Pakistan and are very relevant to the Pakistani audience.

So, if you, like me, are a major fan of Pakistani dramas and are seeking for the finest blockbuster serials from the past, allow me to offer the list of best dramas of Pakistan.

Ruswai - When a Girl Stands Alone Against R*pe!

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Since its debut, Ruswai has captivated a large number of spectators. This drama serial's plot deals with delicate but crucial s*xual abuse problems, notably society's stereotyped treatment of the victim. Sana Javaid plays the protagonist, while Mikaal Zulfiqar plays her husband, who is likewise highly protective about society's response and treatment of the victim.

In the drama, she is none other than his wife. Furthermore, the historical practice of "Watta Satta" marriage has been incorporated into the plot as a twist.

  • Source: ARY Digital
  • IMDB Rating: 10/10
  • Google Rating: 4.6/5

Alif - Brings Spiritual Love to a Climax!

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This play is based on the book written by Umera Ahmad, the finest writer of all time. It was one of the most anticipated serials of the year because Umera Ahmad has never let anybody down with the stories she tells. Another unique aspect of this drama was the return of Hamza Ali Abbasi after a lengthy absence, and fans anticipated that if Hamza appeared, it would be something exceptional.

The drama's key cast members are Hamza Ali Abbasi, Sajal Ali, Kubra Khan, and Ahsan Khan. Haseeb Hasan is the director of the drama series Alif.

The narrative of this play concentrates upon the spiritual aspect, which is the main draw for viewers.

  • Source: Geo Entertainment
  • IMDB Rating: 9.2/10
  • Google Rating: 4.9/5

Akhri Station - based on real-life events!

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Pick any Khoosat production, and you will be impressed by his narrative that exposes the flaws in our society. Among his heartwarming tales, Baaghi and Akhri Station are the two greatest. This narrative revolves around Sanam Saeed, a.k.a. Tehmina, who became a mental health sufferer after seeing her mother commit suicide by falling from a rooftop. She married later, but sadness was slowly killing her. Nothing could assist her, from a therapist to peaceful nature views to giving birth to a kid.

Her world is turned upside down when she meets a gang of ladies on the same train. These ladies recounted their terrible stories episode after episode and listening to them helped Tehmina liberate her mind from despair. Who were these ladies?

Our society's ordinary women were tormented, abused, prostituted, acidified, and abandoned by their husbands. The only thing these seven tales had in common was the pain they all went through. The tales were an emotional roller coaster.

  • Source: ARY Digital.
  • IMDB Rating: 9.2/10

Ranjha Ranjha Kardi - Trailblazing Success

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It's an unusual love tale between a sweeper's daughter Noori (Iqra Aziz), and a mentally challenged youngster Bhoola (Imran Ashraf). When Noori and Bhoola tie the knot of marriage, the narrative takes a dramatic turn.

It also discusses marital abuse and the difficulties women face when they have persons like Bhoola in their lives. This one has received worldwide acclaim, with a rating of 9.1 on IMDB.

  • Source: Hum TV
  • IMDB Rating: 9.1/10
  • Google Rating: 4.8/5

Suno Chanda 2 - A Bundle of Happiness!

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Suno Chanda, the blockbuster family comedy serial, garnered many admirers in 2019. In 2021, it has again shattered the record while winning two prizes for being the most loved comedic serial. It was regarded as one of the finest entertainment packages of the year, and it was a never-ending fever-like experience for the audience, hammering the notion of the play's sequel following its popularity last year.

Farhan Saeed, Iqra Aziz, Nadia Afghan, Farhan Agha, and others were among the key cast members of this crispy entertaining serial. At the same time, the fresh but fantastic additions of Arjumand Rahim, Raza Talish, and Sabeena Farooq added to the comedy serial's sweet and spicy twists.

  • Source: ARY Digital
  • IMDB Rating: 9.0/10
  • Google Rating: 4.9/5

If you're an Optimist, you'll like - Zindagi Gulzar Hai

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Zindagi-gulzar-hai ZGH is a popular TV show that airs on HUM TV. The plot revolves around Kashaf, a middle-class girl who constantly complains to Allah about her life's difficulties. Her father abandoned them when the mother gave birth to three girls but no male.

As the family's oldest sister, she made the commitment to improve their financial status. During her undergraduate years, she met a guy named Zaroon, who was the center of attention for everyone, but he couldn't stand the idea that a middle-class lady like Kashaf would ignore him. But, quietly, he was drawn to her brains and thought she was different from other females. Their paths eventually crossed, as did their fortunes.

This anecdote is a fantastic illustration for those who believe girls aren't equal to boys and aren't capable of great things. This one is also well-received outside of the country, with an IMDB rating of 9.0.

  • Source: Hum TV
  • IMDB Rating: 9.0/10
  • Google Rating: 4.8/5

Dastan

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Based on Razia Butt's novel, this is a depiction of the subcontinent's split. Life has been all about our problems, misery, and joys for us, but the people impacted by the partition have nothing of their own. They struggled for their identity, a distinct state, and pride and dignity.

This is a must-see for everyone, a beautiful blend of love, terror, bravery, and patriotism. The majority of the plot revolves around Bano, who is so loyal to Pakistan that she would not compromise anybody who threatens it. It has become one of Pakistan television's most renowned programs, with an IMDB rating of 8.8.

  • Source: Hum TV
  • IMDB Rating: 8.8/10
  • Google Rating: 4.9/5

Dil Mom Ka Diya - When Lust and Luxuries Blindfolded You

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Dil MKD is another blockbuster release from ARY Digital. The plot centers on a narcissist girl who has had difficulty finding somebody who is suitable for her appearance. Her father married her to the middle-aged guy she described as the beast with beauty.

Despite the fact that he was a wealthy man at heart and did all he could to satisfy his wife, she never thanked God and blamed her life for being his wife. The narrative is a warning to people who blindly pursue their desires and want everything in their hands. If you are not appreciative of your blessings, you will live a life of deprivation and regret for the rest of your life. To summarise, this story has a lot to teach us.

  • Source: Geo Entertainment
  • IMDB Rating: 8.7/10
  • Google Rating: 4.8/5

Ek Thi Marium - A Tribute to Marium Mukhtiar

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A short documentary chronicling the life of Marium Mukhtiar, a strong and fearless fighter pilot who accepts martyrdom in the line of duty. She is a girl who embodies Pakistani patriotism and was committed to her ambitions to the point that she attained them.

This documentary, presented by Sanam Baloch's outstanding performance, is yet another tribute to Khoosat production. This excellent documentary teaches lessons about consistency, bravery, patriotism, and strength of will.

  • Source: ARY Digital
  • IMDB Rating: 8.6/10

Balaa

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The story of a manipulative lady who wants everything for herself and refuses to share her husband with her mother-in-law and sisters-in-law.

  • Source: ARY Digital
  • IMDB Rating: 8.6/10
  • Google Rating: 4.7/5

Do Bol - When Miscommunications Hurt Relationships!

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Do Bol is one of the most-watched dramas of 2019, with an excellent tale that is slightly different from the usual serials. Though Hira Mani was not regarded as one of the industry's noteworthy performers before this drama, we wouldn't be incorrect if we said that this production also proved to be a talent-exposing experience for Hira.

She demonstrated that her choice for the character in Do Bol was correct. On the other hand, Affan Waheed performed well as always, and the chemistry between Gaiti and Badar became an eternal enchantment for the audience.

  • Source: ARY Digital
  • IMDB Rating: 8.6/10
  • Google Rating: 4.8/5

Ehd-e-Wafa – Expected to be among the top ten Pakistani dramas in 2020

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Ehd-e-Wafa, which is not a romantic story but follows the incredible journey of four friends, is another addition to the blockbuster dramas of 2019. The play is an ISPR-sponsored production with the topic of how the four friends try to make their lives better. The drama's major protagonists are Ahad Raza Mir, Osman Khalid Butt, Wahaj Ali, and Ahmed Ali Akbar. Mustafa Afridi wrote the script for Ehd-e-Wafa, which Saife Hassan directed.

  • Source: PTV Home and Hum TV
  • IMDB Rating: 8.6/10
  • Google Rating: 4.8/5

Ishq Zah-e-Naseeb – Yet Another Top Ten Pakistani Drama for 2020

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Throughout the year, whenever anything is shown on television, the tale focuses on something out-of-the-box or a lesser-addressed subject. Hashim Nadeem has long been regarded as a gifted writer, and Ishq Zah-e-Naseeb is a superb example of his work.

The drama's premise contains an element of suspense and distinctiveness since the serial depicts a person with split personality disorder and his marital life. Yumna Zaidi, Sonia Hussain, Zarnish Khan, and Sami Khan play supporting roles in Ishq Zah-e-Naseeb, which stars Zahid Ahmed as the main.

  • Source: Hum TV
  • IMDB Rating: 8.6/10
  • Google Rating: 4.8/5

Udaari - Story of Child Abuse

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This narrative addresses the problematic issue of child abuse in our culture. The girl is s*xually harassed by her stepfather and is unable to say anything about it.

She grew up seeing his stepfather's torment and was broken when he saw her father having a free life despite all the wrongs he had done to her. The narrative sent a clear message: speak out if you're being mistreated, r*ped, or tortured. Never close your mouth.

  • Source: Hum TV
  • IMDB Rating: 8.6/10

The Price of Speaking Out - Cheekh

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Cheekh has a solid narrative, and the premise is bolded by Saba Qamar's superb acting as she battles till the end for the justice of her friend who was s*xually molested and thrown from the building by her brother-in-law.

Throughout her struggle with the truth, she lost everything, including her mother, husband, and unborn child, but she refused to give up. The narrative is lengthy, but the lessons it leaves us with are extraordinary. It is a silhouette of justice and Allah's kindness on the one who takes the correct road, ranking fifteen on the list of top dramas of Pakistan.

  • Source: ARY Digital.
  • IMDB Rating: 8.4/10
  • Google Rating: 4.8/5

A Love & Betrayal Story - Mere Pass Tum Ho!

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Mere Pass Tum Ho, a drama series, has been the buzz of the town since it first aired. The drama serial's core cast comprises Ayeza Khan, Humayun Saeed, and Adnan Siddiqui.

It has shattered all prior viewing records and continues to expand daily. Khalil-ur-Rehman Qamar wrote the narrative, while Nadeem Baig directed the drama series. The play's topic is a rich synthesis of feelings that define the connection between a husband and wife in this age.

We feel that this drama is one of the best Pakistani dramas of 2019 and 2020.

  • Source: ARY Digital
  • IMDB Rating: 8.3/10
  • Google Rating: 4.7/5

Social Media's Consequences: Aesi Hai Tanhai

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The tale of a collegiate couple who were madly in love but fell apart at a critical juncture. Hamza, the boy, questioned her love, saying that she shouldn't be concerned about sharing her intimate images with him if she trusts him. Pakeeza, the girl, was going to surprise her with the personal pictures on her phone when the snatchers took her phone, and the images spread like fragrance in the air, which later became an embarrassment for her. Nothing was ready to greet her, from desertion by her biological family to r*pe and torture.

The narrative of this drama is incredibly applicable to today's youngsters, which is why I've included it in my best dramas of Pakistan list. It gave me shivers to think about what may happen if we become involved in prohibited relationships.

  • Source: ARY Digital
  • IMDB Rating: 8.2/10
  • Google Rating: 4.9/5

Ishqiya – The Love Triangle

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This drama's plot revolves around a love triangle. This drama's primary cast comprises Ramsha Khan, Feroze Khan, and Hania Amir. The story is full of twists and turns that keep the audience interested.

  • Source: ARY Digital
  • IMDB Rating: 8.2/10
  • Google Rating: 4.7/5

Pakeeza

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It's the tale of a 35-year-old, exquisite painter who also happens to be the mother of a 15-year-old daughter. On the other hand, her husband treated her as if she were an unneeded woman on the planet, and he constantly undervalued her magnificent creative abilities.

  • Source: Hum TV
  • IMDB Rating: 7.4/10
  • Google Rating: 3.9/5

Khaas - the Masterpiece

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Another Sanam's Baloch megahit series in which she marries the sole boy born with the golden spoon. His parents spoiled him to the point that he seldom feels good about anybody other than himself. He takes pride in humiliating her wife in public and making her feel horrible about herself. Despite this, Saba attempted to make the relationship work, but she soon recognized she had gotten the short end of the stick.

In these situations, Ammar's closest buddy Fakhar serves as Saba's emotional support. The worst thing a guy can do is treat women as an object. Our faith, Islam, places a high value on women's dignity. As a result, insulting them is strongly prohibited, and this incident is a prime illustration of this.

  • Source: Hum TV
  • IMDB Rating: nill/10
  • Google Rating: nill/5

Yaariyan! - The Story of Loveless Marriages

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Yaariyan, a drama series, is another year's blockbuster that airs on Geo TV. It smashed all records and drew a large audience. Ayeza Khan portrayed a bad part in this serial, and people from other stations went in to see it.

Junaid Khan, Ayeza Khan, Muneeb Butt, Hina Bayat, Mehmood Aslam, Moomal Sheikh, and Shagufta Bhatti were among the major cast members of this outstanding play. Every day, it gains more visitors on YouTube. Samina Ijaz wrote the play, and Syed Wajahat Hussain directed it well.

  • Source: Geo Entertainment
  • IMDB Rating: nill/10
  • Google Rating: nill/5

Pyar Kay Sadqay - More Than Love!

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Pyar Kay Sadqay is a narrative about two naïve lovebirds who are initially unfamiliar with each other but, according to the teaser, appear to grow closer with time. Yumna Zaidi and Bilal Abbas Khan star in the drama, which is a beautiful romantic production. The character performed by Bilal Abbas Khan, who has generally played serious parts in blockbuster dramas like 'Cheekh' and 'Balaa,' was what set this drama apart.

This drama's other cast members include Atiqa Odho, Omair Rana, Yashma Gill, and others.

  • Source: Hum TV
  • IMDB Rating: nill/10
  • Google Rating: 4.8/5

Jhooti - Falling in the Ditch for Money Chasing!

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Jhooti is another fantastic drama starring Iqra Aziz, Ahmed Butt, and Yasir Hussain. The plot revolves around a brilliant girl obsessed with marrying a wealthy man for money.

  • Source: ARY Digital
  • IMDB Rating: nil/10
  • Google Rating: 4.1/5

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