2022 has been quite a great year for quality content in Pakistani drama serials. It is honestly quite challenging to put together a comprehensive list of great dramas. Dramas like Sang-e Mah, Raqeeb Se, Dunk, Khuda Aur Mohabbat, and many more are quite popular among the audience because of their great storyline and amazing acting chops. This year dramas content-wise are very strong that don’t reek of Saas-Bahu sagas and tear-jerkers. So, if you are someone who has been looking out for great Pakistani content, here is a list of the recent 5 top dramas that should be on your watch list.
Starring Feroze Khan and Ushna Shah in the lead roles, Habs is winning everyone’s heart with its storyline and performance of each character played to perfection. It’s the union of two people, a very complicated Basit (Feroze Khan) and a very prideful Ayesha (Ushna Shah), and how they overcome misconceptions bought on to them by their circumstances and those around them. Habs is a beautifully made drama without any loud screams and screeching, which is definitely the cherry on top other than the subtle romance and nuances of expressions we get to see every week.
Super heading by the ace actor Yumna Zaidi, Bakhtawar is the struggle of every female who wants to lead their life with dignity but society is not ready to accept women as an independent entities. She along with her mother Huma Nawab heads for Karachi to live a life but ends up facing societal pressures so she apes herself into a boy to get a suitable job. Huma Nawab in every scene is a delight to watch and Zaviyar Noman has surely improved after his appearance in Qissa Meherbano Ka. Yumna Zaidi is looking great in a different avatar and nails it completely and we are definitely looking forward to the next episodes.
Meray Humnasheen is a mesmerizing narrative encapsulating the struggle between aspiring dreams, hopes, and thirst for power. Starring Hiba Bukhari, Jibran Nasir, and Ahsan Khan in the lead role, Meray Humnasheen revolves around the life of Khajista, a girl belonging to the northern areas of Pakistan. Though her parents are super proud of her for having the courage to become a doctor his fiancé played by Ahsan Khan is playing it against her. The drama story is written by Misbah Ali Syed and directed by Ali Faizan.
Mushkil is about two best friends Sameen ( Saboor Aly)and Hareem (Zainab Shabbir)that will be put to test as they come face to face with numerous challenges. Directed by marina khan this Geo show has all the classic binge-watch elements.
Starring Ahsan Khan, Saba Qamar, and Mikaal Zulfiqar in the lead roles, Fraud is a story of deception, cheating, and dishonesty. The main plot is about Maya, the daughter of a proud teacher, and Tabraiz, a fraudster who marries Maya with his trickery. When Maya and her family are hit with the reality of Tabraiz, all hell breaks loose.