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Many of Fawad Khan’s fans have been waiting to see him in a completely different role for a little while now. Well it seems like all of their wishes are coming true because Fawad Khan plays a role different from what he usually does in his upcoming drama serial “Numm”. The drama boasts of a stellar cast like Sania Saeed and Usman Peerzada. Sania Saeed and Kanza Wayne play the lead opposite Fawad Khan. The promos look very interesting and it looks like the story is going to be about a feudal family. Fawad Khan has not changed his look for the play, maybe because he plays an Oxford graduate who cannot break away from his roots no matter how much he wants to. He does not have the typical look of a feudal lord or someone who belongs to such a family but the promos suggest that he is pretty much part of the system. The promos are very detailed and give the name of every character separately. We will get to see Farah Khan on screen after some time in a big project. The play has been written by Maira Sajid and directed by Ahsan Talish but there are no details regarding which channel it will be airing on. There promos definitely have a very mysterious look and you want to find out more about the play. Here are the promos, watch them and tell us what you think about them.
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It seems like a lot of our favorite celebrities have been tying the knot lately and the best part is that we get to see all the events easily in the form of photographs. We already posted detailed pictures of Atif Aslam’s wedding. Now here are pictures of Ahmed Ali Butt’s Mehndi. He recently got married to Faatima Khan. One can tell from the pictures that the mehndi function was a grand affair and many people from the showbiz industry attended the wedding. We can see the bride and groom participating actively in all the happenings and having a great time. Here is wishing them all the best and a very happy life together.
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There was a time when Pakistani films were watched by all the cinema goers and the leading ladies and gentlemen used to be the heart throb of many Pakistanis. Not only this but some of the old Pakistani films’ music was simply unforgettable. Even people who do not belong to the generation in which these films were released have watched these movies or if nothing else have definitely heard the songs. Geo Films and Tarang foods have taken a very positive step by remaking six of these unforgettable classics as telefilms. Many of us are eagerly waiting for these telefilms to be aired because the promos look very promising and who wouldn’t want to watch a classic again. The project has been named the “Tarang Housefull” project and the music for all the six movies will be released in Karachi on March 20th. This is not going to be the first time that Geo Films has taken a step forward to revive cinema in Pakistan, The movie Bol was also a Geo Films productions and was highly appreciated at home and abroad. The films which have been remade as tele-films include Aaina, Deewar Bhabbi, Arman, Abhi tu Mein Jawan Houn, Anjuman and Dil Mera Dharkan Teri. Here are the details of these upcoming telefilms and some of the promos…definitely something wonderful to look forward to. Armaan has to be the most waited of all the telefilms because it stars Fawad Khan and also because Armaan was a big hit of its time. The classic film Armaan was produced by Waheed Murad and directed by Pervaiz Malik. It was the first Pakistani film to complete 75 weeks in cinemas and, thus, became the first Pakistani “Platinum Jubilee” film. It starred Zeba and Waheed Murad and the song Ko Ko Korina was a huge hit, it also won six awards. The telefilm Armaan has been produced by Seventh Sky Entertainment and directed by Anjum Shehzad. Fawad Afzal Khan and Amna Sheikh are playing the lead in the Telefilm, one of the promos is already out. Acccording to the producer Abdullah Kadwani “Fawad is the closest actor to Waheed Murad”. He also added while talking to express tribune that “Whether it was his hairstyle, grooming or fashion sense, Waheed Murad is a legacy when it comes to Pakistani films, It was through Armaan that he also solidified his status as chocolate boy.” I am sure many will agree with him that Fawad Khan indeed was the right choice for playing the character which was once played by the legendary Waheed Murad. Abhi Tu Mein Jawan Hun is another telefilm that looks very interesting from the promos but we don’t know a lot of details about it yet except that It stars Meekal Zulfiqar, Bushra Ansari, Atiqa Udho and Ayesha Khan. Everyone is very well acquainted with the song “Abhi tu mein jawan hun” and the storyline of the telefilm seems just as fun and bubbly as the song itself. We will be watching all our favorite stars in a completely new light. I think Meekal will do a great job with his character since the guy does have a knack for humor. Anjuman is another old classic that is being remade, this was another classic that was watched and liked by many for a very long time. The telefim stars Sara Loren, Imran Abbas, Suhaee Ali Abroo and others. The telefilm has been directed by Yasir Nawaz and written by Zanjabeel Asim and Noor-ul-Huda Shah. The original film boasted of a super hit cast with Waheed Murad and Raani playing the lead. Dil Mera Dharkan Teri is yet another old Waheed Murad film that is also being remade as a telefilm. The cast includes, Ahsan Khan, Sanam Saeed and Sarwat Gillani. It has been directed by Mehreen Jabbar and Produced by Six Sigma Productions. The promos of the film Dewar Bhabi suggest that Sami Khan has done a wonderful job and it is nice to see Saima, who is also part of our film industry, in the telefilm. I don’t recall watching Saima on the small screen ever so definitely looking forward to that. All of these telefilms are going to bring back old memories for those who have watched these classics and will bring some fun entertainment our way. We are very thankful to Geo Films and Tarang foods for taking this step. Which telefilms are you looking forward to the most and why? Fatima Awan.
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Here are some pictures of the upcoming movie “Mein Hoon Shahid Afridi”, which is going to be released on Eid-ul-Fitr. The cast includes, Javed Sheikh, Hamayun Saeed, Ayesha Omer, Nadeem Sheikh, Shafqat Cheema, Annie Jaffrey, Seemi raheel, Abid Kashmiri, Farhana Maqsood, Mahnoor Baloch, Gohar Rasheed, Shehzad Sheikh, Noman Habib, Shahid Afridi and others. The story has been written by Vasay Chaudhry and it has been directed by Syed Ali Raza. The film is about a boy who wants to be like Shahid Afridi. The film has been produced by Six Sigma Entertainment.
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Today was a wonderful day for all of us here on dramasonline, for the first time a celebrity from the drama world had live video chat with his fans on our page and it turned out to be a great experience. Shehryar Munawar Siddiqui, who is an actor and a model, had a live chat with his fans on dramasonline. Shehryar Munawar was very candid during the chat session and the fans asked him all sorts of questions relating to his work and personal life as well. Shehryar Munawar took all the questions in good spirit and one thing we know for sure about this gentleman is that he takes criticism very well. Shehryar Munawar’s positivity coupled with his down to earth nature makes him stand out in the crowd. Some of the questions were very interesting like “do you have any girlfriends”, “can you sing”, ”can you prove that this is alive session”, “what is your mobile number” , “what is the secret behind your beauty”, “Do you have a crush on Kashaf in real life” etc it was very sweet of him to not skip such questions and answered them all with a smile on his face and made the chat session a very lively affair. Shehryar Munawar proved that he is a genuine, fun and witty person. He also informed his fans that his debut movie is coming out sometime soon; the title of the movie is “Kambakht”, which has been directed by Hamza Ali Abbasi and produced by Gohar Rasheed. The dramasonline team is very thankful to Shehryar Munawar for taking time out for the live session and we also thank all those who participated in the chat session. Do you want to have such sessions with other celebrities as well? Do give your feedback.
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What makes a play a must watch for you? Generally speaking, the ingredients that make a drama stand out are a well written script, good acting, good direction and quality production values. Having said that, I must add that there are rarely plays that have all these four qualities, therefore lowering ones expectations every now and then and compromising on a few things that may not matter that much depending on a person’s interest sometimes proves to be fruitful. I used to be very choosy before, there were many times when I gave up on a drama right after watching the first episode only because the production values did not seem up to the mark or the characters did not instantly click with me. That was such a bad idea; as a result I missed some great plays while they were on air like Kuch Pyar Ka Pagal pan, Dastan, Akbari Asghari and many others. The sole reason for not watching these plays was that I didn’t warm up to them right from the get go. Later, on the recommendation of friends when I watched these plays, I realized what I missed out on and decided never to give up on a play right in the beginning. So, I am what you can call a very patient viewer now, I give myself time so that a play can grow on me and two of the plays on my list in particular are the ones which did not click to me instantly. I think these five plays are not to be missed in this season and if you have not been watching them, I highly recommend that you do. I am not going to rate the plays but would rather line them up alphabetically. However, if I were to rate them Talkhiyaan and Zindagi Gulzar Hai would top my list. Dil-e-Muztar Yes Dil-e-Muztar has enough going on for it to make it a must watch despite of the minor glitches here and there. The story is nothing out of the ordinary but the direction is superb, the production values are worth raving about and the lead pair melts your heart. Sanam Jung, the talented newcomer, literally lights up the screen with her beautiful smile. Her apt portrayal of an innocent naïve girl who is madly in love with her cousin is perfect. Dil-e-Muztar also marks the debut of Shehzad Kahsmiri as a director and he has definitely proved that he is very good at what he does. Imran Abbas makes his comeback to Pakistani television with this serial and is doing a brilliant job of playing his character. Sarwat Gillani is equally convincing as the neighbor who goes out of her way to help Adeel and Silla out in time of need. Dil-e-Muztar is a love story which has been directed in such a way that it is nothing short of a visual treat. It may not have any outstanding dialogues but the storyline is sweet and simple and keeps you glued to your TV screens. It is definitely a must watch for all the hopeless romantics out there, your heart will go out for Silla in particular. Dil-e-Muztar has been written by Aliya Bukhari, directed by Shehzad Kashmiri and produced by MD productions. You can watch it Every Saturday at 8 pm on Hum TV. Mirat-ul-Uroos: Mirat-ul-Uroos is one of those plays that gradually grow on you and you find yourself waiting for the next installment every week. When the play started it seemed repetitive and the characters appeared to be very black and white. I was afraid that it might be another story about sister rivalry but had faith in the writer. Mirat-ul-Uroos has certainly proved to be much more than just another story about two sisters who are poles apart. In a very apt manner it puts forward the plight of the middle class in our society. The different tracks are very relatable and the dialogues have Umera Ahmed written all over them. In the beginning most of the leading actors seemed like total misfits but they seem very comfortable in their respective roles now. The story is unfolding nicely and the direction has been excellent too for the past few episodes. The production values fail to impress but overall it is a good effort and definitely worth catching up with. Mirat-ul-Uroos has been written by Umera Ahmed, Directed by Anjum Shehzad and produced by 7th Sky. It airs every Thursday at 8pm on Geo Entertainment. Silvatein: This would be another play that failed to impress me in the first few episodes but I continued watching it only because it is a Samira Fazal play and we all know that Samira Fazal is someone whose intelligent scripts manage to entice you sooner or later. After fast forwarding the first few episodes, things started shaping up for me when Natasha got married, I really enjoyed her dilemma in the beginning and the character as a whole is as interesting as it gets!! She makes me laugh and makes my blood boil…love her or hate her but you want to see more of her. Watching Zeb and Mikaal having those conversations, which sometimes tend to go around in circles is thoroughly entertaining. Vasay Chaudhry is spot on as Mikaal and Amina Sheikh is the perfect Zeb. Mira Sethi makes her acting debut from this play and she fits perfectly in the role of a stubborn younger sister who thinks she can do no wrong! Yes Silvatein is a story of two sisters who are completely different from one another and do not get along but the way it has been presented on-screen makes it a must watch. The fun and witty dialogues, interesting characters and the unpredictable storyline is what makes Silvatein a must watch play. Like all of Samira Fazal’s scripts, there are no heroes or villains in this play so you may find it difficult to side with one character in particular. The ‘competition’ between the two sisters makes for a very interesting storyline. Silvatein has been written by Samira fazal, directed by Sheherzaad Sheikh and produced by Six Sigma Entertainment. Watch it every Thursday at 8pm only on ARY Digital. Talkhiyaan: Talkhiyaan is nothing short of a masterpiece. Watching the play is like watching a beautiful art movie; the scenes are breathtaking, the way it has been directed is equally spectacular and the characters leave you speechless. Sanam Saeed plays the character of Bibi beautifully although the character is so complicated. You will see Hina Bayat playing a completely different character in Talkhiyaan…Apo Ji is nothing like the sweet and subtle characters that Hina Bayat has been playing till now. Shamim Hilali is equally remarkable as mama ji; another character which has many layers. The drama touches upon many tabooed topics but does not bore you for a second. It has a lot of unexpected twists and turns which keep you hooked. The OST has been sung beautifully as well but sometimes it seems overpowering when you have to listen to the entire song in almost every episode. Talkhiyaan will take you in a world of its own and once you start watching it you wouldn’t want to stop. The child artists Mehre sagar and Sabina are simply brilliant as Jugnu and Zoyee. There are many new actors in the play like Sarmad Mirza, Summer Nicks, Adnan Jaffar and others. Everyone is extremely well-suited in their respective roles and the characters have been etched out beautifully. Talkhiyaan has to be the most underrated drama of the season and deserves much more attention than it is getting. The prime reason for this could be that it airs on Express Enetrtainemt, which isn’t yet one of the few channels that are followed by the viewers more religiously. Talkhiyaan has been written brilliantly by Bee Gul, Directed by Khalid Ahmed and produced by Seema Razi and Raziuddin Ahmad. You can watch it every Sunday at 8pm on Express Entertainment. Zindagi Gulzar Hai: Zindagi Gulzar Hai has to be the most viewed and also the most talked about drama of this season. The excitement with which many of us looked forward to the show was unmatchable. The play has given rise to some very interesting and heated discussions on gender roles. Zindagi Gulzar Hai is not just another love story but the play highlights the role a woman can play in a society and the difference she can make. Zindagi Gulzar hai has a very interesting storyline, we quote the dialogues from the play over and over again because they are totally worth it, the acting by all the characters big or small is spot on but the direction can be a little disappointing at times. There have been a lot of times when we have been left wondering about certain important events that should have been shown. Fawad Khan and Sanam Saeed have done a commendable job and the rest of the actors are just as convincing. Zindagi Gulzar Hai is a must watch because it has brilliant dialogues, an intriguing storyline and some great performances to its credit. Zindagi Gulzar hai has been written by Umera Ahmed, Directed by Sultana Siddiqui and produced by MD productions. It airs on Fridays at 8pm on Hum TV. Which plays are must watch on your list and why? I would love to give the plays recommended by the readers a go. Fatima Awan.
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Tarang housefull Telefilms were a good attempt to entertain the television audience, the project brought forward different kinds of telefilms based on old classics to our television screens week after week. The directors, writers and actors got to prove their mettle yet again in a different way than they usually do. Tarang held its Tarang Housefull awards ceremony on 22nd June. Here are the results of the awards and some pictures. Do give your feedback about the results – are you satisfied with them or not? Best Telefilm Anjuman Best Actor In A Leading Role Sami Khan and Faisal Qureshi for Devar Bhabi and Aaina respectively Best Actress Sara Loren for Anjuman Best Supporting Actress Sanam Saeed for Dil Mera Dhadhkan Teri Best Song Dil Dhadhkay Mein Tum Se Yeh Kese Kahun for Anjuman Best Styling Wajid Khan for Aaina Best Supporting Actor Male Vaseey Chaudhry for Armaan Best Cinematographer Rana Kamran Best Music Director Wajid Ali for Devar Bhabi Best Editor Kamran and Asad Ali for Abhi Tu Mein Jawan Hun Best Art Director Faiza Ali for Armaan Best Choreographer Amna for Anjuman Best Costume Umer Saeed Best Screenplay Zarjabeel for Anjuman Here are the pictures of the event
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I am sure A & B Productions house needs absolutely no introduction. It is one of the biggest production houses in the country which has given us many memorable plays. I am sure many of you have noticed that there are some artists who work excessively with this production house and now whenever I see one of these artists’ upcoming plays promo it does not take much for me to guess that this must be a play from A & B Productions. Also, many of the plays from this production house follow more or less the same pattern, they start off on a very interesting note but gradually the story loses focus and it becomes tedious to sit through most of the plays. But one cannot ignore the fact that A & B productions has also given us some very outstanding plays like Qaid-e-Tanhai, Roag, Mein Abdul Qadir Hoon , Aik Nayee Cinderella and many others. Anyway, since this article is about actors who like to work with A & B productions, I am going to talk about actors who have been associated with A & B productions for a very long time and they somehow prefer working with this production house. Faisal Qureshi: Faisal Qureshi has worked with Babar Javed a lot even before he started his own production house. He acted in many dramas which were directed by Babar Javed and I think that is why the two have a strong bond and we see Faisal Qureshi in many A & B productions’ plays whether they are serious ones or comedies. The list of A & B dramas he has worked in is almost never-ending but to mention a few; Roag, Qaid-e-Tanhai, Yariyan, Tishnagi, Mera Yakeen, Kis Din Mera Viyah Howega, Sabz Pari laal Kabooter, Jahez, Topi Drama, Ek Hatheli pe Hina Ek Hatheli Pe Lahu, Mera Pehla Pyaar …well like I said the list is never-ending. I think Faisal Qureshi prefers working with one production house more than many because before he started working excessively with A & B productions , he used to work for Evernew Studios a lot. Faisal Qureshi of course is a very talented actor and a true asset for our industry and A & B Productions has given him some very good characters to play too. His upcoming plays “Adhoori Aurat” and “Virasat” have been produced by A & B too. Sami Khan: Sami Khan is another actor who is fast becoming the face of A & B Productions; even right now he is acting in three different dramas produced by A & B Productions namely Teri Rah Mei Rul Gaye, Ghao and Mei Gunahagar Nahi. Previously also he has worked in many A & B projects and has given some very good performances. His next venture “Harjaye” and “Meri Dulari” are from the same production house too. Saba Qamar: Saba Qamar may not have worked in as many A & B dramas as Sami Khan and Faisal Qureshi but I have a feeling that she will be seen in A & B productions very often now too. She has been part of many A & B ventures like Jo Chalay Tu Jaan Se Guzar Gaye, Mein Chand Si, Thakan, Kash Aisa Ho. The good thing about Saba Qamar is that she keeps on working with other production houses as well quite often. Samiya Mumtaz: Samiya Mumtaz is one of those actresses who are very choosy about their roles and therefore we do not get to see her on-screen often enough. Most of Samiya’s work on television has been with A & B productions and even right now the only drama she is acting in is from A & B productions. It seems like artists who do not work very often too prefer A & B productions over other production houses. What can be the reason for that? Saba Hameed: Saba Hameed is very talented but not only is she seen in many A & B productions dramas lately but also seems to be opting for the same kind of roles over and over again even if she is working with some other production house. The list of A & B plays that Saba has worked in is long too, some of them which were very popular are Qaid-e-Tanhai, Mein Abdul Qadir Hoon, Kaala Jadoo, Aks and Ek Naye Cinderella. We will be seeing Saba Hameed in “Meri Dulari” next, which is also a drama by A & B Productions. Yumna Zaidi: Yumna Zaidi is another very talented, young, budding artist who started her career with A & B productions and has since then worked in many of their dramas. Her most recent project is with the same production house too. She acted in Thakan, Khushi Aik Roag and now we will see her in “Meri Dulari” very soon, another serial by the same production house. Savera Nadeem: I must say that most of the actors who prefer working with A & B productions are very gifted and Savera Nadeem is another name on the list. Savera Nadeem is very selective about her work and that is the reason we don’t see her on-screen very often. For the past few years now we have seen Savera Nadeem working in A & B productions serials more than any other. She worked in Qaid-e-Tanhai, Mera Saeein, Diya Jaley, Mera Yakeen and a few other plays from the same production house and her next project “Virasat” is an A & B productions play too. There are many other actors who we are seeing in A & B production plays often enough now like Mohib Mirza, Ayza Khan, Aijaz Aslam, Shahood Alvi, Nimra Bucha and Waseem Abbas.A & B productions house is undoubtedly one of the biggest production houses in the country which is working hard day and night to give us good quality dramas. Maybe this could be the reason why these artists prefer working with this production house. Can you think of any actors who prefer working with A & B productions, the faces that instantly make you guess that this must be an A & B production play? Fatima Awan.
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All of you must know by now that this year Hum TV has decided to have it’s own award function, the nominations for the viewer’s choice award have been made public. Nida already mentioned in her post that out of 32 categories, seven are for the viewer’s to decide who will bag an award. Since my primary interest is in drama only so I want to share with all of you how I felt about the nominations for viewer’s choice related to the drama industry. First of all lets discuss the nominations for best drama. The nominations are Best Drama Maat Shehr-e-Zaat Mere Qatil Mere Dildaar Yahan Pyar Nahi Hai Roshan Sitara Bari Apa Why are plays like Roshan Sitara and Mere Qatil Mere Dildar there and not Hamsafar, Durr-e-Shehwar or Bilquees Kaur? Hamsafar may have been criticized by the critics for its cliché storyline and the stereotyped characters but there is no denying the fact that it was one of the most popular dramas of its time. Hamsafar was not only popular in Pakistan but also in other countries where people watch Pakistani dramas. Durr-e-Shehwar had amazing dialogues, the direction was flawless, the underlying message was in line with our social norms and the acting was top notch, but it almost seems like Durr-e-Shehwar has been left our on purpose, although I see no reason for it except that two of Umera Ahmed’s plays have been nominated already so they did not want to nominate a third one. Bilquess Kaur is another play that deserved to be nominated much more than a drama like Roshan Sitara in particular that was a complete flop and the storyline totally went haywire. Now take a look at these nominations Best Actor Female Mehwish Hayat For Mere Qatil Mere Dildaar Saba Qamar For Maat Mahira Khan For Shehrzaat Sania Saaed For Zard Mausam Sanam Baloch For Roshan Sitara Savera Nadeem For Bari Apa I was definitely expecting that Bushra Ansari would be nominated for Bilquees Kaur but like Durr-e-Shehwar, Bilquees Kaur has also been left our of the nominations although both the plays were incredibly popular among public and these are after all nominations for viewer’s choice! Sanam Baloch has been nominated for Roshan Sitara and not Durr-e-Shehwar, which is somewhat unfair because had she been nominated for Durr-e-Shehwar she had a far greater chance of winning this award. I am not entirely happy with Mehwish Hayat’s nomination too because I think Syra Yusef’s and Sadia Imam’s performances were far more powerful in Bilquees Kaur. Here is the next category Best Actor Male Ahsan Khan For Mere Qatil Mere Dildaar Adnan Siddiqui For Mere Qatil Mere Dildaar Noman Ejaz For Bari Apa Mikaal Zulfiqar For Shehrzaat Imran Aslam For Sanjha Faisal Rehmaan For Zard Mausam Ahsan Khan for Mere Qatil Mere Dildar and not Bilquees Kaur? Mikaal Zulfiqar for Shehr-e-Zaat and not Durr-e-Shehwar? So is Durr-e-Shehwar not going to be nominated in any category and neither is Bilquees Kaur? I am sure many of the viewer’s would have much rather chosen their favorites out of these two plays than any other play. The last drama related category in Viewer’s Choice is Best On-screen Couple Fawad Khan & Mahira Khan For Humsafar Mikaal Zulfiqar & Mahira Khan For Shehrzaat Ahsan Khan & Mehwish Hayat For Mere Qatil Mere Dildaar I may sound like a die hard Durr-e-Shehwar fan but in my opinion Mikaal Zulfiqar and Sanam Baloch deserved to be in this category too. And I would much rather have the option of voting for Ahsan Khan and Syra Yusef for Bilquees Kaur rather than Ahsan Khan and Mehwish Hayat. These were just some random thoughts about the nominations. What do you people think about these nominations? I think Durr-e-Shehwar, Bilquees Kaur and Hamsafar deserved a little more recognition. Fatima Awan.
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Here are pictures of some celebrities who cast their vote today, hope you like them. We will be adding some more pictures later.
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Let me start by saying that I take pride in the fact that the Pakistani drama industry has come a very long way in the past few years in particular. Our actors, directors, writers, producers and technicians are doing a commendable job. There was a time when our drama industry lost its charm and many viewers started watching dramas from across the border. Our directors and producers also started copying those dramas and I still remember the days when we saw our actresses clad in saris and heavy jewelry all the time on-screen. But gone are those days, we are not following anyone’s lead now and that is exactly the reason why these dramas are not just being watched by Pakistanis living all around the globe but also by many people from across the border too. There are still certain shortcomings in some of our dramas or one can say that there is always room for improvement. So here are a few suggestions which I would want to give to those people who are involved with making our dramas. Please feel free to add to the suggestions and also give your opinion about how you feel about them. If a story can be summed up nicely in less than 20 episodes then why drag it to 20 plus episodes? I think that this has to the biggest problem with most of the dramas nowadays, the story is dragged unnecessarily and even the most engaging of dramas tend to become repetitive and the story becomes stagnant. I think the editing should be crisp and none of the tracks should be lengthened unnecessarily. I remember Mera Naseeb and Durr-e-Shehwar were very few of those plays that kept me glued right till the end and when they ended I felt like everything had been wrapped up very decently. Other than that there is a long line of plays, some of which were immensely popular, which just seemed like they were being prolonged without a reason after 15 episodes or so. The producers know that once a drama hits a home run with the public, they will watch it till the end even if few of the episodes are not as engaging and entertaining as the drama might have been as a whole. But I strongly recommend that this stretching of the storyline unnecessarily should stop because I am quite certain that many of the viewers would much rather not watch the few episodes that have very little content or action. Dramas should have a clear focus; focusing on too many things can be difficult to handle both for the writers/directors and for the audience. Most of the plays that go on air nowadays bring to light many social issues; some deal with adoption, others with marital problems and there have been quite a few dramas recently that deal with the issues related to women folk in our society. It is obviously a great effort by those who work day and night to make these dramas but sometimes I feel like the writers are trying to highlight so many issues in one drama that none of the issues being discussed is given proper attention. The result is that these dramas fail to leave an impact on the viewers and we are left with confusion, more than anything else. I am all for multiple sidetracks in one drama as long the focus does not constantly keep on shifting from one to the other without keeping a balance. Please stop promoting Stereotypes. Sadly enough most of our plays promote many stereotypes for example a girl who wears Western dresses can never be as good as the one who wears shalwar kameez or a duppatta on her head. A Mother-in-Law hardly gets along with her bahu and most of the bahus are way too mazloom. Rich people do not have the religious values intact and now the latest trend has to be that the first wife is always evil and the second one is the victim. I think we should not promote such stereotypes in our dramas and maybe the next time a modern girl wearing jeans can be shown as someone whose family values are intact too. I am not saying that all of our plays promote these stereotypes but many of them do. Background music should compliment the scenes and should not seem overpowering. In many of our dramas nowadays at times the background music is so loud that it is very difficult to make out what is being said. There are also plays in which almost the entire OST is played at least once. I know that a lot of effort goes into making these OSTs and some of them are so melodious too but I honestly feel like sometimes these songs playing in the background seem forced and unbearable. Dramas with bold scripts should not be aired at prime-time. Prime time is the time when usually everyone would sit together to watch a play or if not that than most of the television sets are placed in a common room in homes so whoever is around will automatically take notice of whatever is on television. Some of the dramas that are being aired at prime time nowadays have very bold scripts and it would be better if they are shifted to a slot later in the night. They are not the kind of dramas that people can watch with their families; therefore the viewer ship for such dramas gets effected too. Continuity bloopers should be avoided. I do understand that different scenes in a drama are shot at different times and sometimes there is a gap of months even between the shootings. This is the reason why we see all these continuity bloopers where a person maybe wearing different clothes in a scene and also sometimes some of the accessories are missing. These are minor glitches but ones that have a great impact on the audience. I think it should be the duty of the actors and directors both to ensure that these continuity bloopers can be avoided. Are there any suggestions that you would like to give to the people who make our dramas? Please feel free to share them here and who knows someone out there may pay attention. Fatima Awan.