He came and he conquered – Wahaj Ali has made a name for himself in the Pakistani entertainment industry through his charismatic personality and his above-par performances.
After his debut drama Ishq Ibadat back in 2015 he has slowly but assuredly established himself among top tier actors in the country. Currently, we are watching him in the drama serial Tere Bin as Murtasim and as Saad in Mujhe Pyaar Hua Tha.
Here are five dramas of Wahaj Ali you can binge watch.
Jo Bichar Gaye
Directed by Haissam Hussain, Jo Bichar Gaye is a period play based on the book ‘Bichar Gaye’ by Col. Z. I. Farrukh about the real events of war of 1971. The drama centers around three central characters, Wahaj Ali as Rumi, Maya Ali as Sonia, and Talha Chahour as Capt. Farrukh. The drama dives deep into complexities of war, the differences at that time between East and West Wing, the political movement at Dhaka university, alongside the consequences of war and brutality on the political, economic, and social landscape as well as the domestic impact of war on day to day lives.
Dil Na Umeed To Nahi
Another drama serial in which Wahaj Ali plays an imperative role in the life of the female protagonist is Kashif Nisar’s social drama Dil Na Umeed to Nahi. The drama highlights the societal issues of human trafficking, prostitution, child marriage, and child labour. The story is centered around the life of three main characters from their childhood to adulthood who are victims of trafficking namely Allah Rakhi (Yumna Zaidi), Jamshaid (Wahaj Ali), and Naseem Zehra (Fajar Khan).
Allah Rakhi and Jamshaid are neighbors and are brought up in the same village. Both are victims of ill fate. Allah Rakhi is married to a man much older than her who sells her to a brothel where she is renamed Sumbul. While Wahaj Ali is physically abused by his mother and his teacher due to which he runs to the city and also becomes a victim of trafficking and child labour.
A Ramzan romantic dramedy, Ishq Jalebi is the story of romance, family reunion, and light-hearted banter. It centers around Basim who is a young guy aiming to settle abroad and Bela who is a responsible and mature girl who lives with her grandfather after the demise of her parents. Basim and Bela are cousins in the drama who live in one house and have polar opposite personalities; while Bela is hardworking and optimistic Basim prefers to complain about every inconvenience in his life.
Wahaj is successfully able to establish good chemistry with every actor in the series and gives a measured performance without going overboard in any scene.
Ghisi Piti Mohabbat
In the dark comedy drama serial Ghisi Piti Mohabbat, Wahaj Ali plays the character of Rizwan who is the first husband of the protagonist in the drama. The story follows the life of Samiya (Ramsha Khan) and her number of failed marriages and heartbreaks which leads her on the path of self-discovery and towards building an independent life for herself.
Samiya is a chef by profession while Rizwan is an internet sensation who is full of himself. When Rizwan and Samiya fall head-over-heels in love they both decide to run away to get married after facing objections from their families.
However, reality hits the newly married couple when Rizwan’s mother and sister do not accept his new bride and blame her for trapping their naive son. Wahaj essays the role of a selfish guy who refuses to take a stand for his wife and does not exhibit the qualities of a good husband. Through his performance the audience is convinced Wahaj is not a loyal husband which leads to sympathies for Samiya’s character and fury towards Rizwan.
Helmed by Saife Hassan, Ehd e Wafa is a story of four school friends, Saad, Shahzain, Shariq, and Shehryar who call themselves SSG. The story revolves around these four protagonists and their friendship with each other which has to stand the test of time. All characters have different aspirations and goals.
Shariq who is played by Wahaj Ali belongs from a lower-middle class family and becomes a journalist. He joins forces with two of his friends and starts freelancing journalism to unveil corruption and crimes in society. Wahaj wins over his audience through his expressions and depicts the emotional turmoil of Shariq as he tries to navigate his way out of poverty and goes through a rough patch with his sister while also making the audience laugh in the care free moments with his friends.
This brings us to the end of our list. Which of these Wahaj Ali dramas is your favourite? Do share with us.