Top ten dramas of the year…

By Sheerein Sheikh

Pakistani dramas are watched all around the globe. Thanks to the latest technologies people have easy access to them. The entertainment industry works hard to entertain its viewers. The top Pakistani dramas can only be those which offer the best. The best content comes before everything else. Presenting this content beautifully on screen is another plus. Actors work hard to give their best. The technicians give these dramas their all too. That is what makes these top Pakistani dramas of 2019 simply unbeatable.
Here is the list of the top 10 Pakistani dramas of 2019.

Ranjha Ranjha Kardi
Writer: Faiza Iftikhar
Director: Kashif Nisar
Producer: MD Productions

Ranjha Ranjha Kardi was one of the most well-written drama this year. It was another of the top Pakistani dramas. It was brilliantly acted-out. Ranjha Ranjha Kardi was also one of the superbly executed dramas of 2019. This drama aired on Hum Tv. Ranjha Ranjha Kardi set the bar high. The viewers who followed it religiously were completely into the characters. They couldn’t help but compare every good drama and performance with it. Ranjha Ranjha Kardi’s story was unusual and intriguing. It was also thoroughly entertaining.
Imran Ashraf and Iqra Aziz’s outstanding performances won the viewers over. This drama had some of the most unique characters. Ranjha Ranjha Kardi was an exceptional show. It kept the viewers glued to their television screens. There are very few dramas which leave an everlasting impression, this was definitely one of them. Ranjha Ranjha Kardi gave the viewers some of the most memorable characters. These were played superbly by few of the best actors of the Pakistani drama industry. It was discussed everywhere. Even now people discuss it while talking about good dramas.

Mere Pass Tum Ho
Writer: Khalil-ur-Rehman Qamar
Director: Nadeem Baig
Producer: Six Sigma Plus

Mere Pass Tum Ho is currently the most watched drama. It airs on Ary Digital. Mere Pass Tum Ho has broken all the previous records of ratings. These records were set by many good dramas this year. Mere Pass Tum Ho continues to hold the interest of the viewers. Mere Pass Tum Ho’s dialogues are being loved by the general public. Its characters have gained the kind of popularity which dramas get rarely. It is the story of a married couple. Also, that of two different individuals on their own journeys.
The mind blowing performances are the talk of the town. Humayun Saeed, Ayeza Khan and Adnan Siddiqui have made this drama a treat to watch for the viewers. Nadeem Baig has directed this drama so well. People feel like they are part of the lives of the characters. This is the only Ary drama which trends on social media every week. It is discussed on social media and other platforms. It is considered bold and unconventional.

Alif
Writer: Umera Ahmed
Director: Haseeb Hasan
Producer: Epic Entertainment

Alif was the most awaited drama of this year. Alif is based on Umera Ahmed’s popular novel. Another reason why viewers were waiting for this drama impatiently was Hamza Ali Abbasi’s comeback. He was making a comeback on television after a long break. The most important element and the biggest attraction of Alif was its storyline. Like many other dramas written by Umera Ahmed, Alif too has a spiritual and religious element. These elements resonate with the viewers when done right.
Although Alif has been on air only for a few weeks but it is already one of the most watched and liked Geo drama. The viewers are enjoying watching the journeys of the leading characters. The drama has been shot beautifully too. Alif’s dialogues and characters have won the viewers over completely. Hamza Ali Abbasi and Sajal Aly’s performance is being loved by the viewers. This drama keeps on giving the viewers something to look forward to every week. Alif just gets better as the story moves forward. Alif will most likely get even more viewership and love from the audience as the story progresses. It is the top Pakistani drama already. Alif airs on Geo Entertainment.

Ehd e Wafa
Writer: Mustafa Afridi
Director: Saife Hassan
Producer: MD Productions/ ISPR

Ehd-e-Wafa provides complete family entertainment. Unlike other dramas, this one does not deal with marital issues. Ehd-e-Wafa deals with the journey of four friends. These friends come from completely different backgrounds. Each track offers something new and refreshing. Some of the performances are amazing. Zara Noor Abbas, Ahad Raza Mir, Ahmed Ali Akbar and Wahaj Ali’s superb performances are being loved by many. Saife Hasan’s skillful direction make this drama a must watch. Unlike other dramas directed by ISPR, this one does not focus wholly on the lives of the army men which is another refreshing change. Ehd-e-Wafa airs on Hum Tv and PTV Home.

Do Bol
Writer: Sarwat Nazir
Director: Syed Wajahat Rauf
Producer: Six Sigma Plus/Next Level Entertainment

Do Bol was the most watched Ary drama in 2019. It was loved by the viewers. It was produced by two of the biggest production houses in the country. These production houses gave us few of the most popular plays this year. Do Bol’s story was relatively simple. Even then it held public’s interest. The reason being great storytelling. People were completely involved in the story. It was a leave everything and watch kind of a drama.
This drama covered the journey of two main characters. These were played by Hira Mani and Affan Waheed. They get married by chance, not a good one. It was all due to a misunderstanding. The fast pace of this drama was a big plus. The characterizations added to the appeal and the viewership. The OST of Do Bol also became really popular. Hira Mani and Affan Waheed outshone in their respective roles. Their on-screen couple was a massive hit. Multiple episodes of Dol Bol aired every week which also was another reason why people enjoyed watching it. They didn’t have to wait an entire week to watch a new episode.

Khaas
Writer: Sarwat Nazeer
Director: Danish Nawaz
Producer: MD Productions

Khaas was one of the most popular Hum Tv dramas this year. Khaas was not an instant hit. In the first few weeks people even criticized it for its run-of-the-mill-story. All that changed as the story progressed. It was a story about an abusive marriage. Khaas dealt with this issue in a really intelligent way. It cleared misconceptions. It also pointed out issues which are not talked about. The impact this drama had was enormous. The characterizations and performances stood out. The script was written down superbly. This was another talked about dramas of 2019. It opened important debates. It started healthy discussions. Sanam Baloch, Ali Rehman, Hira Tareen and Haroon Shahid gave exceptional performances in this drama serial.

Meer Abru
Writer: Farisa Afzal & Wasiq Ali
Director: Furqan Adam
Producer: MD Productions

Meer Abru’s simple story appealed to the viewers. It had enough going for it to keep the viewers hooked. This drama is a must watch for all those viewers who like light hearted entertainment. Meer Abru also had the perfect blend of emotions. Meer Abru’s fast pace contributed to its success. It remained on top till the end. Meer Abru had an engaging screenplay. This was also its biggest strength. It was one of the most watched Hum Tv dramas of 2019. Sanam Chaudhry, Noor Hassan and Mirza Zain Baig’s phenomenal performances contributed to the success of this drama. People could easily connect to the characters they played.

Suno Chanda 2
Writer: Saima Akram Chaudhry
Director: Ahson Talish
Producer: MD Productions

Suno Chanda 2 was a Ramazan special serial. It was a sequel of a comic serial with the same name. It had comedy and light entertainment. Suno Chanda 2 also bagged awards at Hum Tv Awards. There were very few comic serials in 2019 which truly entertained the viewers. Suno Chanda 2 was one of them. Nadia Afghan’s outstanding performance entertained. Her brilliant performance enthralled the viewers. Arjumand Rahim, Raza Talish and Sabeena Farooq’s characters and their performances were an entertaining addition to this serial. Suno Chanda 2 was the kind of mindless entertainment which had enough going for it to keep the viewers engaged right till the end.

Ishq Zah-e-Naseeb
Writer: Hashim Nadeem
Director: Farooq Rind
Producer: MD Productions/ Moomal Productions

Ishq Zah-e-Naseeb offers a different storyline. It also has few of the most brilliant performances. The leading actors in particular have done so well. It also has enough tracks, twists and turns to keep the viewers’ interest intact. Ishq Zah-e-Naseeb is the kind of drama which keeps the viewers hooked. The reason being the story. It has suspense and substance. Hashim Nadeem often comes up with original stories. His stories are unlike any other. Ishq Zah-e-Naseeb is surely one of them. Zahid Ahmed’s performance in this drama has been hailed as one of the best performances of his career. Ishq Zah-e-Naseeb proved to be yet another feather in the cap of Hum Tv by being one of a kind murder, mystery and thriller.

Yaariyan
Writer: Samina Ijaz
Director: Syed Wajahat Hussain
Producer: Dramaybaaz Entertainment

Yaariyan was a blockbuster Geo TV drama. It also broke all records of ratings. Yaariyan was loved by the viewers because of its entertainment value. Even those people who do not watch a lot of Geo dramas, tuned in to it. Ayeza Khan played a negative role in this drama. Yaariyan had a star cast with big names. The cast included Junaid Khan, Muneeb Butt, Hina Bayat, Mehmood Aslam, Shagufta Bhatti and Moomal Sheikh in it. Yaariyan’s story was nothing new. It was however fast paced. Most importantly it appealed to the viewers. Every episode got unprecedented views.

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