Pakistani dramas are known for their euphonious and soulful Original Soundtracks that, in most cases, have always been an upside to a drama. They add to the audience’s excitement. Our producers, lyricist, composers, and singers have over the years experimented with different sounds to bring forward some record-breaking collaborations. We present you a list of 10 greatest drama OSTs that made these dramas popular and were popular among viewers.
Composed by Sahir Ali Bagga and sung by maestro Qawali singer Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, the song is a rendition of pain and heartbreak. The lyrics highlight the suffering and agony caused by love. The composition adds miles to the song coupled with Rahat Fateh Ali’s melodious and rapidly alternating vocals. Khaani’s OST lent weight to the drama and was a reason behind its popularity.
Humsafar has remained the audience’s favourite even after more than a decade since its release. This addition to blues genre to the list of Pakistani OST certainly created a hype which is evident till date. The song was composed by Waqar Ali and sung by Qurut-ul-Ain-Balouch in her soulful voice. The song was initially a poem which was written by Naseer Turabi to express his sorrow after the fall of Dhaka in 1971.
We couldn’t pick between the two OSTs of Ehd-e-Wafa, so we decided to include both. The first title song of “Dil Ka Dil Se Hua Hai Ehd-E-Wafa” was sung by a versatile group of singers including Ali Zafar, Sahir Ali Bagga, Asim Azhar, and Aima Baig. The song has an upbeat tune and lyrics that make you feel alive and sing along with it.
On the other hand, the second soundtrack “Sab Ehd-E-Wafa Ke Naam Kiya” performed by Rahat Fateh Ali Khan takes you on an emotional ride due to its engaging lyrics and soothing vocals. The song makes you render about the significance of friendship in one’s life.
Another composition of Waqar Ali that we have on our list is the soundtrack of Parizaad. Just like the drama, the song is able to leave an impact on the listeners. The lyrics of the song have been penned by Hashim Nadeem Khan and is sung by Asrar. The song takes you on a journey of mixed emotions that highlight a deep pain and sadness while simultaneously inspiring you as well.
The soothing vocals and deep lyrics are of Diyar-e-Dil’s OST feature it among the greatest drama OSTs in Pakistan. The lyrics are beautifully sung by Zeb Bangash and Momin Durrani and are penned by Sabir Zafar respectively. The song has a unique touch to it due to the inclusion of both Persian and Urdu language in the song. The repeated phrase in the song “yaad bhi hai aik sahara sa” (Memory is also a kind of support) touches your heart and makes you take a trip down memory lane.
Khuda Aur Muhabbat
While all the singers have done justice to the soundtrack in all the seasons of Khuda Aur Muhabbat, our favourite remains the original soundtrack which was sung by Ahmed Jahanzeb and penned by Javeria Saud. The song construes peace and tranquility straight to the heart of the listener. The lyrics are meaningful and make you ponder.
The Original Soundtrack of Bin Roye has many layers to it, just like the drama it has been produced for. It was sung by the renowned singer Shiraz Uppal in his melodious voice and penned by Shakeel Sohail. The song is perfect to listen to when you want to unwind due to the gentle and harmonious tune.
Meray Paas Tum Ho
The soundtrack of the iconic drama of 2020 has been penned by Khalil-ur-Rehman Qamar, who also wrote the script. The song is a classic piece of art by Rahat Fateh Ali Khan. The slow melody highlights the pain and agony of an individual who has had his heartbroken. The lyricist is addressing the person who caused the heartbreak. The lyrics “mera ye bharam tha ki meri paas tum ho” (I had the misconception that I had you) translate the gravity of agony the individual is in.
The infamous phrase ‘ja tujhe maaf kiya’ (go, I forgive you) stems from the soundtrack of the drama Do Bol that garnered appreciation by millions of viewers. The romantic song is captivating and we bet that it will definitely make you vibe whether you are listening to it for the first or tenth time. The song is sung by Nabeel Shaukat and Aima Baig.
Another song by Qurat-ul-Ain Baloch that deserves a mention on our list. The song has been co-sung by Shuja Haider as well. The partnership of these two singers to create this harmonious melody has been a great success. The song is an absolute treat for ears, eyes, and the heart. It is an amalgamation of various elements including drama, serenity, heartbreak, and love.
This brings us to the end of our list on greatest drama OSTs. Which one was your favourite? Do share with us!