The Pakistani drama industry has flourished tremendously within the short time span of the past two decades and has excelled in every facet from quality content, well-scripted storylines and great acting chops. The industry is rapidly thriving & gaining popularity as it portrays the true essence of societal issues. We are more prone to relate with them due to their realistic approach, natural acting & immaculate directorial skills. Pakistani dramas have become an obsession for not only women but also men all across the country. Many Pakistani dramas have educated the masses regarding certain issues that we, in general, don’t talk about.
In the past years, challenging roles and concepts have been portrayed valiantly and that’s what made us all glued to the screens. Details well-executed, captivating screenplay and limited episodes of Pakistani dramas are the key elements that garners the attention of audiences across the border as well. As there is an influx of Pakistani dramas on many private channels, the majority of them are imbued with quality content and a star-studded cast. In contrast, there are also such dramas that have all the aforementioned elements but still fail to impress viewers. Furthermore, there are some dramas that are stuck in the same old stories and repetitive plot based on typical miseries and atrocities.
In 2020, there were a number of astounding drama series that made us addicted to our tv screens, hitting all the right chords. Whereas, there are also many hyped-up dramas that did not live up to the expectations of audiences and flopped eventually. Realizing the fact that people are more prone to experience something relevant to society and broaden their perception to inculcate the harsh realities, it is the obligation of the entertainment arena to utilize their platform to educate our society.
Here are some Pakistani dramas that were disappointing in terms of storyline, screenplay, dragged and acting skills!
Thora Sa Haq:
Starring the big names of Pakistani drama industry, Imran Abbas and Ayeza Khan in the lead, this drama should have made its mark as one of the top dramas but unfortunately it had not. Thora Sa Haq drama series have some repetitive sequences and turns of event that might have been the cause of its flop. Despite good acting skills, the drama did not grab the attention as it was dragged and exemplified unrealistic vibes.
This drama has been creating waves on social media due to it’s star-studded cast and it’s peculiar storyline. Zebaish has not impressed the audience contrary to what was expected from the much-anticipated drama. The drama features Bushra Ansari, Iqbal Hussain, Asma Abbas, Zara Noor Abbas, Asad Siddiqui, Shabbir Jan, and Babar Ali in prominent roles. The cast selection in of itself has been a source of controversy-raising questions of nepotism at a time of heightened awareness of this malice in the wake of the suicide of Sushant Singh Rajput. People are not contented by the acting of ace celebrities and the flop storyline.
Owing to it’s star cast Ayeza Khan and Danish Taimoor, the drama caught the attention of many at the start but as it proceeded, the story did not have the oomph needed to hold the attention of its viewers as there was nothing new to it. The pace of the drama was quite slow which was made more painful with the lackluster plot.
Kashf has an impeccable storyline and distinctive portrayal of events starring Hira Mani who recently gave major hits in the past few months. Kashf is the representation of social evils prevail in our society but due to it’s weak screenplay and dialogues, the drama did not cast it’s spell on viewers.