For the past few decades, Pakistani dramas have been all about love, betrayal, family feuds, and those damsel-in-distress stories. Although these traditional stories attract the Pakistani audiences, it was high time that we started advancing into diverse genres, given the present day trends going on in entertainment industries around the world. And much to our delight, that is what’s finally happening.
Amidst the abundance of dhoka and mohabbat stories, there is still hope
For the past few months, there has been an increasing likeness towards dramas with unusual genres, Bandish, and Cheekh for instance. One full of horror, revolving around the black magic taboo and the other an unusual murder thriller, they took our television screens by storm and were immensely appreciated by the Pakistani audiences.
Another recent drama serial that has been the talk of the town is Khaas which highlights the aspect of psychological abuse in marriages. Inkaar is another great example of an unusual genre, highlighting the issue of consent in relationships. All these issues that were once considered illicit and to some extent taboos in our society have finally started being highlighted on our television screens and are delightfully being accepted by the audiences as well.
Recently, we stumbled upon the teasers of an upcoming drama serial Ishq Zah-e-Naseeb. Starring in the serial are Zahid Ahmad, Sonya Hussain, Sami Khan, Zarnish Khan, and Yumna Zaidi. Although the first teaser seemed like a standard love story with little issues, what caught our attention was the second and the third teaser that has been recently aired.
The teaser depicts Zahid Ahmad as a person with a split personality disorder, who dresses up as a woman on the first night of his marriage with Sonya Hussain. As intriguing as it may sound, it is a fascinating yet pleasant change from the usual stories that we get to see on our television screens.
A step in the right direction, it seems like we are about to see some unfamiliar yet extraordinary changes on our television screens, as we were finally starting to get bored with the stereotypical stories. Here’s hoping that it doesn’t end here and we get to see our TV industry delving more into such unusual genres that highlight the social issues plaguing our society.