Pakistani shows this year both became better and kept changing in certain ways. It can be difficult to include dramas on this list without discounting their “few episodes” or technical difficulties, which at one point made us skeptics of these dramas. In addition to stretching dramas, especially when they have strong ratings, these new tendencies also overemphasize graphics. It is safe to suppose that our definition of the “best dramas” includes those that were, for the most part, significant, funny, well-written, and well-acted.
Unfortunately, there wasn’t a single drama serial this year that was flawless, but given how long dramas aired, this is to be anticipated. However, there were a few plays that had well-crafted characters and performances that made us admire the actors playing these roles.
Here is a list of the top Pakistani dramas from 2022. Dramas that have been broadcast for more than ten weeks are included on the list.
2022’s Top Pakistani Dramas
1. Chaudhry & Sons
Chaudhry & Son’s Cast includes Yasir Nawaz, Imran Abbas, Ayeza Khan, Sohail Ahmed, Asma Abbas, Irsa Ghazal, and Shagufta Ejaz.
Chaudhry & Sons, a 30-episode Ramzan-themed drama, aired on Har Pal Geo this year. Saima Akram Chaudhry was the author, and it was written by her and had every quality one would expect. Even if comedy is the primary element that separates Ramadan dramas, Saima Akram Chaudhry’s works unquestionably include powerful emotions. The same could be said for Chaudhry & Sons, which illustrated how intimate family ties and relationships ultimately matter the most and have a good influence on one’s life.
The ensemble cast of Chaudhry & Sons included distinct characters. The most engaging part of this play was the interactions Billu and Pari had with their grandparents.
2. Aye Musht e Khaak
Aya Musht e Khaak, Cast: Iffat Omar, Shabbir Jaan, Feroze Khan, Nimra Khan, Sana Javed, and others.
Aye Musht e Khaak was another 2022 drama with a female lead living her life on her terms. The fact that her father agreed with her decision to end this marriage represented a pleasant deviation from the family’s initial, fundamental, and preset intentions for her life. The natural process of Mustajab’s conversion to religion and faith was also shown, and he eventually grew to value the very things he first detested.
Aye Musht e Khaak had a tiny cast of characters, but the overall story was compellingly told, and despite the show’s length, there was plenty to hold viewers’ attention until the very end. In the play, Sana Javed and Feroze Khan gave outstanding performances as Dua and Mustajab.
Cast members of Bakhtawar include Yumna Zaidi, Saqib Sameer Huma Nawab, Zaviyar Nauman Ejaz, Mizna Waqas, and Naureen Gulbani.
Bakhtawar, which is presently airing, is one of the rare dramas on this list with only 10 episodes to its credit. The protagonist of the drama is what makes it so endearing. The plot of Bakhtawar has been completely changed by Yumna Zaidi’s performance, which is a refreshing change of pace.
An impressionable young woman who is driven to succeed in life on her own is the primary character in Bakhtawar. To do this, she makes a decision that complicates her journey and alters the plot of her tale.
Parizaad Cast includes Ushna Shah Tahira Imam, Urwa Hocane, Adnan Shah Tipu, Noman Ijaz, and Adnan Shah Tipu.
Hashim Nadeem’s Parizaad is a cult classic that certainly improved its standing as a drama as well. Ahmed Ali Akbar, the actor who brought the beloved Parizaad to life, won over everyone’s admiration.
Parizaad was not only a terrific drama, but it was also a good conversation starter. Gender dysmorphia, transgender rights, society’s preoccupation with riches and beauty, as well as the deplorable condition of our educational system and schools, were among the topics brought up.
5. Mere Humnasheen
Mere Humnasheen Cast: Momina Iqbal, Farhan Ali Agha, Syed Jibran, Shehzad Sheikh, Omal Khalid Ahsan Khan, Hiba Bukhari, and others.
Mere Humnasheen recently came to an end. It consistently garnered favorable press during its run. For the first time in a very long time, viewers of Pakistani shows finally witnessed a female protagonist who had goals outside of marriage. It is easy to classify Mere Humnasheen as one of the key serials of 2022 since it touched the right notes and had all the appropriate elements. Fans weren’t too fond of how the Pukhtoon community was initially portrayed, but when Khajista moved, the drama’s strength came from the shifts in her tribe’s perspective.
6. Sang e Mah
Atif Aslam, Nauman Ejaz, Hania Amir, Samiya Mumtaz, Sania Saeed, and Kubra Khan star in Sang e Mah. Omair Rana, Hassan Noman, Zaviyar Noman, and others. The drama that attracted the most interest before it even started airing was Sang e Mah, maybe. It was because viewers mistook it for a sequel to the 2016 mega-sit series Sang e Marmar. On the other hand, Sang e Mah didn’t require much to impress the audience and show that it also had a lot more to offer in terms of plot, directing, and most importantly, distinctive and dynamic characters.
Sang e Mah also launched Atif Aslam as an actor in Pakistani dramas, and it didn’t take him long to explain why both he and Hilmand chose each other. The performers in Sang e Mah’s ensemble cast were so well-known and skilled that they were able to present the story originally.
Sinf-e-Aahan Cast includes Syra Yousuf, Ramsha Khan, Yumna Zaidi, Kubra Khan, Dananeer Mobeen, Ali Rehman, Yehali Tashiya Kalidasa, Sheheryar Munawar, Usman Mukhtar, and others.
Sinf-e-Aahan was one of the most anticipated dramas of 2022, hence it is surprising that it did not make the top dramas list. Despite having a large cast, a well-known writer and director, and prestigious production firms backing it, Sinf-e-Aahan fell short of our expectations. We were particularly interested in this drama since it promised to be a story of strong women.
Even though the main protagonists in the drama were all-powerful, different women, the overemphasis on military training, the exaggerated role the military had in empowering these women, and the way their stories were handled generally fell short of our expectations. Compared to the majority of the dramas on our list, Sinf-e-story Aahan’s was more constrained.
8. Kaisi Teri khudgharzi
Kaisi Teri khudgharzi Cast includes Danish Taimoor, Dur-e-Fishan, Hammad Shoaib, Noman Aijaz, Atiqa Odho, Shahood Alvi, Laila Wasti, Laiba Khan, Tipu Shareef, Zainab Qayyum, and others.
Kaisi Teri Khudgharzi is the play that has received the most attention this year, which is unfortunate because it is one of the plays that ought to have ranked first on the list of the worst plays. Our conviction that it belongs on this list is unwavering even though it is currently airing. In the first few episodes, Kaisi Teri Khudgharzi’s creators’ intentions were very clear. They sought to portray the worst toxins we saw on film this year in the most stunning way possible.
To attract viewers, an exaggerated emphasis on aesthetics was used, beginning with Shamsher’s lavish lifestyle and continuing with the makeovers that were always present even on ordinary days. The ugliness of the content was concealed from the very beginning by making the characters appear as ‘beautiful’ as possible by utilizing caked concealers and excessive amounts of filters. The storyline is as formulaic as they come: a spoiled, well-off brat falls for a down-to-earth, middle-class bechari. In the first episodes, there were several cringe-inducing conversations about daughters. Danish Taimoor plays yet another affluent, toxic character in the show since he has the appropriate dress and background. Durr-e-Fishan doesn’t need to perform any actions in the role of Mehak because she hardly ever talks onscreen!