Having to currently undergo a commendable transitional phase, the local film industry continues to thrive after a significant revival.
On the contrary, the country’s drama industry has always flourished tremendously after carving a distinct niche from the start. Be it classics like ‘Tanhaiyan’, ‘Dhuwan’ or ‘Hawaein’ from the glorious PTV eras, or the more recently produced ‘Humsafar’ and ‘Pyarey Afzal’, Pakistani dramas have with time shown considerable growth and prominence by projecting quality content with an embedded message.
While the more recent ones seem to tackle social issues and stigmas attached to societal ills, the cult classics produced in the yesteryear were considered as a complete family entertainer.
Such dramas went on to break unfathomable records of popularity and fame, while raking in staggering ratings simultaneously, primarily because of their gripping story, exceptional production and spell-bounding projection of real-life characters by immensely talented actors and their stellar performances.
While most of these dramas are note-worthy deserving enormous praise, there are some which top the list, of all times.
Following is a list of Pakistani dramas that have smashed records owing to their astounding popularity.
1. Dhoop Kinarey
Aired on PTV network, ‘Dhoop Kinarey is a story that revolves around a team of doctors and their routines in a hospital in Karachi. A classical love story, the drama starred Rahat Kazmi and Marina Khan in lead roles, and was directed by Sahira Kazmi and written by Haseena Moin. Rahat and Marina were the favourite onscreen couple back then. The serial enjoyed immense success for two further decades after it finished airing.