Disappointing Pakistani Dramas
Source/ ARY Digital

The Pakistani entertainment industry has seen a recent hike in terms of the number of projects. However, we also witnessed a massive dip in quality, with plots becoming either repetitive or boring. It started high and then left us wondering what the hell happened, along the way.

Before we jump to the discussion, let us share what the general public has to say about the current Pakistani dramas. It seems like the public has had it with the portrayal of our society in these shows.

So, without further ado, let’s discuss some of the most senseless Pakistani dramas this year

1. Daasi (Hum TV)

Disappointing Pakistani Dramas
Source/ Hum TV

The first episode of Daasi aired on 16th September 2019. Starring Mawra Hocane, Adeel Hussain, and Faryal Mehmood, this show seemed promising. Famous writer and director, Misbah Nausheen and Mohsin Talat, failed to hit the right chords.

The show could’ve easily been a simple romantic tale, but it failed to impress after exhibiting misogyny.

2. Main Na Janoo (Hum TV)

Disappointing Pakistani Dramas
Source/ Hum TV

Starring Sanam Jung, Zahid Ahmed, and Affan Waheed, this is an Adnan Siddiqui production and directed by Furqan Khan. The plot of the show goes beyond one’s logical comprehension and is left with the actors continuing to play cat and mouse in the entire series.

There are cunning women, “Bechari” (innocent) girls and lovers that could never be together. The drama delivered yet another kick in the gut to Pakistani viewers with its same old stereotypes.

3. Thoda Sa Haq 

Disappointing Pakistani Dramas
Source/ ARY Digital

This show takes the level of stupidity to another level. We honestly couldn’t make either head nor tail of it. When we discuss cousin and forced marriages, we can’t help but think about certain stereotypical aspects of desi society.

This show has it all, from cheating to lying and more. With popular actors like Imran Abbas and Ayeza Khan, the audience expected a sensible plot, but to their surprise, they were proven immensely wrong.

4. Bewafa (ARY)

Disappointing Pakistani Dramas
Source/ ARY Digital

With a star cast like Ali Rehman, Ushna Shah, and Naveen Waqar – Bewafa appears to be created by the perspective of extremely typical and orthodox creators. Let us give you a synopsis of this show. A man marries a woman, the same man marries another woman and starts to mentally and physically torment his first wife. You’ll be watching the repetitive cycle of her getting tortured and abused, episode by episode. Doesn’t get any more cliched than that.

So, do you have any dramas to add to the list?

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1 COMMENT

  1. Aulaad by ARY
    Represents a society where Bahus have no other purpose in life but to work day n night like servants to prove themselves the good bahu but still get called bad and blamed because there husbands do something bad. Matlab us bechari Afreen se gadhon ki tarah kaam krwaate hen or wo itni dumb he k bina apne rights jane krti rhti he. Ama abba ka munh betey se bana to Afreen b suffer kregi and here they are promoting toxic parents mindset jo aulaad ko apne na jaaiz haquuq k liye over use krti he. That Roshna is such a bitch jo bechari banne ka ek moka hath se jane nhin deti or jo asal bechari Afreen he us ki mushkil ko kbhi realise nhin kr paati. Selfish he tbhi usko sirf apna ap nazar ata he. Khurram’s way of complaining is no matter wrong but his claim k bs whi responsible he and the way he is portrayed as a protagonist against his parents for speaking out for himself, where we clearly see that truly he has the most financial burden is so lame. Is dramey me itne loopholes the or itni ghalat or toxic cheezen glorify ki gain but what was more shocking was k jahan maa baap k na jaaiz rawayye or unreal expectations ki baat aae wahan sb k dars olaad per khatam ho jate hen. Allah ne maa baap ko sirf haqooq nhin faraiz b diye hen. Adnan’s wife asking her husband to ask his father to let us live us on our own is also shown as completely selfish move. Yahan maqsad equal financial contribution nhin balke ek ghar me murghion ki tarah rehna tha, which is wrong on parents part. Apne beton ki shadyan kr di hen to unko independent life guzarne den. Ye haq us dusri aane wali orat ko b usi Allah ne dia he jisne maa baap ko sbse zyada haqooq diye hen

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