This year, Pakistani dramas both improved and continued to change in certain areas. It’s challenging to include dramas on this list without dismissing the “few episodes” or technical issues that at some point caused us to doubt these dramas. These new trends include stretching dramas, especially when they receive high ratings, and placing unnecessary emphasis on graphics. It is safe to assume that our definition of the “greatest dramas” includes those that were, for the most part, interesting and amusing as well as meaningful, well-written, and well played out.
Unfortunately, there wasn’t a single drama serial this year that was picture-perfect, but since dramas air for such a long time, it should be expected. There were, however, several plays with superbly written characters and performances that made us like the performers who performed these roles.
The Best Pakistani Dramas 2022 are listed here. The list includes dramas that have been airing for more than ten weeks.
Best Pakistani Dramas 2022
Chaudhry & Sons
Chaudhry & Sons Cast: Imran Abbas, Ayeza Khan, Sohail Ahmed, Yasir Nawaz, Shagufta Ejaz, Asma Abbas, Irsa Ghazal, and others.
This year’s 30-episode Ramzan-themed drama that aired on Har Pal Geo titled Chaudhry & Sons. It was written by Saima Akram Chaudhry and contained all the characteristics one would anticipate from her. Although the humour is the main subject that distinguishes Ramadan dramas, Saima Akram Chaudhry’s compositions are undoubtedly filled with strong emotions. No different was Chaudhry & Sons, which demonstrated how, in the end, close family ties and relationships matter the most and have a positive impact on one’s life.
Each character in Chaudhry & Sons’ ensemble cast was distinctive. The interactions that Billu and Pari had with their grandparents were the most appealing aspect of this play.
Aye Musht e Khaak
Aye Musht e Khaak Cast: Sana Javed, Nimra Khan, Feroze Khan, Iffat Omar, Shabbir Jaan, Shahood Alvi, and others.
Another 2022 drama that featured a female lead living her life on her terms was Aye Musht e Khaak. The fact that her father supported her decision to leave this marriage was a welcome change from the family’s basic and predetermined plans for her life at the time. Mustajab’s conversion to religion and faith was also depicted naturally, and the things he hated the most ultimately became an important aspect of his life.
Despite having a small cast of characters, the overarching plot of Aye Musht e Khaak was compellingly told, and despite having many episodes, it had enough to keep viewers interested until the very end. Sana Javed and Feroze Khan delivered standout performances in the play, including Dua and Mustajab.
Bakhtawar Cast: Yumna Zaidi, Zaviyar Nauman Ejaz, Mizna Waqas, Naureen Gulbani, Saqib Sameer Huma Nawab and others.
One of the rare dramas on this list with only 10 episodes to its name is Bakhtawar, which is currently airing. The drama’s protagonist is the heart of its charm. Yumna Zaidi’s performance has made all the difference in Bakhtawar’s plot, which is a welcome change of pace.
The main character of Bakhtawar is a young girl who is motivated to succeed in life on her own. She makes a choice in order to accomplish this, and it complicates her path and changes the course of her story.
Parizaad Cast: Ahmed Ali Akbar, Adnan Shah Tipu, Noman Ijaz, Urwa Hocane, Tania Hussain, Ushna Shah Tahira Imam and others.
Parizaad by Hashim Nadeem is a cult masterpiece that has unquestionably elevated its status as a drama as well. Everyone was impressed by the actor who brought beloved Parizaad to life, Ahmed Ali Akbar.
In addition to being a good drama, Parizaad was also a good topic of discussion. It raised issues including gender dysmorphia, transgender rights, society’s fixation on beauty and wealth, as well as the poor state of our educational system and schools.
Habs Cast: Ushna Shah, Feroze Khan, Dania Enwer, anice Tessa Ayesha Omar, Sadia Faisal, Irsa Ghazal and others.
Even if the drama serial Habs is still airing, audiences clearly appreciate watching it. The manner in which Habs was treated in terms of execution was the key feature that initially set it apart. We were reminded of vintage PTV dramas because there was no obtrusive background music, and the problems were handled subtly. Basit is the focus of Habs’ narrative, and the author has masterfully shown how the tragedies of his early life have formed him into the man he is today.
The character of Ayesha, who has a totally opposite attitude and prioritises her family before herself, has also been used as a point of comparison. It was nothing short of a treat to see Basit and Ayesha, despite their differences, find themselves pulled to one another in Habs.
Fraud Cast: Saba Qamar, Mikaal Zulfiqar, Ahsan Khan, Rabia Kulsoom, Adnan Samad Khan, Nida Mumtaz, Annie Zaidi, Mehmood Aslam and others.
Another drama that is now airing is called Fraud. Despite having been on air for more than 20 weeks, it still manages to keep fans interested in the next episodes. The plot centres on three distinct houses, each of which comes from a different social level.
It also demonstrates how differently these personalities decide to approach life’s challenges and concerns. The “fraud” that alters the main character Maya’s life’s trajectory forever is just one aspect of the drama. It also contains a “commercial” theme including conspiracies and some novel ideas, like the mother-in-desire law’s for the best for her daughter-in-law despite the loss of her son.
Hum Tum Cast: Ahad Raza Mir, Ramsha Khan, Sarah Khan, Aina Asif, Anoosheh Rania Khan, Junaid Khan and others.
One of the rare comic dramas this year that offered everything it promised was Hum Tum. Since the author made a conscious attempt to give significance to the script, it wasn’t just mindless amusement. The cast was ideal; each performer seemed to take great pleasure in performing their assigned parts.
Even though Ahad Raza Mir‘s pronunciation of the Urdu language wasn’t always perfect, he nonetheless delivered a strong performance. The script received the proper treatment under Danish Nawaz’s direction. Aside from the casting, Neha and Sarmad, at least one of these couples, had dynamics that made their sequences really entertaining. On-screen coupling Sarah Khan and Junaid Khan were fantastic. They both did a fantastic job portraying their different roles.
Although Adam and Neha resembled many other on-screen couples from prior Ramadan specials, the casting was a significant distinction. There were instances when Adam, in particular, went too far, but he was a likeable character since he had a deep respect for Neha because of her intelligence.
Mere Humnasheen Cast: Hiba Bukhari, Shehzad Sheikh, oomal Khalid Ahsan Khan, Syed Jibran, Momina Iqbal, Farhan Ali Agha, and others.
Recently, Mere Humnasheen came to an end. During its run, it received constant positive publicity. Viewers of Pakistani dramas finally saw a female heroine with life aspirations other than marriage for the first time in a very long time. Since Mere Humnasheen hit the right notes and had all the right ingredients, it is simple to categorise it as one of the major serials of 2022. Although at first fans weren’t too happy with how the Pukhtoon community was being portrayed, as Khajista travelled, the drama’s power stemmed from the changes in her tribe’s way of thinking.
Sang e Mah
Sang e Mah Cast: Atif Aslam, Nauman Ejaz, Hania Amir, Samiya Mumtaz, Sania Saeed, Kubra Khan Hassan Noman, Omair Rana, Zaviyar Noman and others.
Sang e Mah was perhaps the drama that received the most attention before it even began broadcasting. It was because fans mistakenly believed it to be a continuation of the 2016 mega-sit series Sang e Marmar. Sang e Mah, on the other hand, didn’t need much to dazzle the audience and demonstrate that it also had a lot more to offer in terms of plot, direction, and most significantly, distinctive and dynamic characters.
Atif Aslam was also introduced by Sang e Mah as an actor in Pakistani dramas, and it didn’t take him long to explain why he picked Hilmand and why Hilmand approached him. Sang e Mah had an ensemble cast with performers who were so well-known and experienced that they were able to tell the story in a unique way.
Wehem Cast: Savera Nadeem, Shamim Hilali, Zaviyar Nauman Ijaz, Babar Ali, Tara Mehmood, Kinza Hashmi, Hurriya Mansoor and Others.
Moomal Entertainment occasionally dazzles and pleasantly shocks the audience with its original concepts and skillfully crafted screenplays. Wehem by Imran Nazir has a well-developed plot and is not just another tale about a woman trying to take charge. The spectators are kept on edge by the characters’ characterizations, backstories, and the element of intrigue. The script’s unpredictability and the accomplished performers’ strong performances are Wehem’s greatest assets. Despite the fact that the channel has listed Kinza Hashmi and Zaviyar Nauman as the drama’s lead performers, everyone viewing the show will agree that neither their roles nor their performances take centre stage.
It’s one of the few shows when the veteran actors play the lead roles and captivate you with their exquisitely nuanced performances. Wehem is the tale of a mother, a wife, and a powerful but insecure lady, the details of whose real life are still unknown. Despite the fact that she has flaws, you still care for her and even find yourself supporting her. The drama’s high point is Savera Nadeem’s portrayal of Rukhsana and her connection with her mother-in-law.
Mere Humsafar Cast: Hania Amir, Farhaan Saeed, Saba Hameed, Waseem Abbas, Samina Ahmed, Zoya Nasir, Tara Mehmood, Alyy Khan, Omer Shehzad, and others.
Last week, Mere Humsafar came to an end, and regrettably, the way it was handled has caused us to forget the positive note it began on and the excitement it generated due to the chemistry between Hamza and Hala. Mere Humsafar was a Pakistani Cinderella, but sadly, the drama’s villains were on steroids since Hala’s suffering never came to an end. I
It was first difficult to understand that Hala had her grandmother’s support, who knew how to stand up for her, but that her misery had been induced to an extreme. When Hamza joined the picture, the drama changed for the better as a result of his unwavering support for his wife, which helped Mere Humsafar become a success. It was certainly good to witness such a supportive husband who gave Hala the confidence she needed to fight and conquer her worries.
Pehchaan Cast: Hiba Bukhari, Syed Jibran, Sohail Sameer, Nadia Hussain, Syed Mohammed Ahmed, Shakeeb Anwar and others.
Pehchaan has a lot of likeable scenarios, an aura of mystery, and an immediate attraction. Both the play’s storyline and directing, especially in the beginning, were appealing. The drama’s underlying message was progressive and current, yet it was generally not one that most viewers were willing to accept.
The central character of Pehchaan was a woman who had served as a devoted and caring wife and mother for 13 years. She discovers an unpleasant reality about her identity all of a sudden, so she abandons everything and sets out in search of a new “Pehchaan.”
Sinf-e-Aahan Cast: Sajal Aly, Ramsha Khan, Yumna Zaidi, Kubra Khan, Syra Yousuf, Dananeer Mobeen, Ali Rehman, Yehali Tashiya Kalidasa, Sheheryar Munawar, Usman Mukhtar, Asad Siddiqui and others.
It is disappointing that Sinf-e-Aahan did not reach the list of the top dramas because it was one of the eagerly anticipated dramas of 2022. Sinf-e-Aahan fell short of our expectations despite having such a large cast, a famous writer and director, and top production companies to support it. This drama mostly caught our attention since it promised to be a tale of strong women.
Although the drama’s primary characters were all strong, diverse women, the overemphasis on military training, the exaggerated role the military had in empowering these women, and the way their tales were handled overall did not live up to our expectations. Sinf-e-Aahan had a smaller story scope than most of the dramas on our list, so even though it concluded earlier, it was still repetitious and boring.
Kaisi Teri Khudgharzi
Kaisi Teri Khudgharzi Cast: Danish Taimoor, Dur-e-Fishan, Noman Aijaz, Hammad Shoaib, Atiqa Odho, Shahood Alvi, Laila Wasti, Laiba Khan, Tipu Shareef, Zainab Qayyum, Ayesha Toor and others.
This year’s most popular drama is Kaisi Teri Khudgharzi, which is quite bad because it is also one of the plays that should have taken first place on the list of the worst dramas. Although it is currently airing, we are confident that it belongs on this list. The creators’ aims for Kaisi Teri Khudgharzi were made very evident in the first few episodes. They sought to portray the worst toxins we saw on film this year in the most stunning way possible.
The excessive emphasis on aesthetics, starting with Shamsher’s opulent living and continuing with the makeovers that were always there even on a regular day, was employed to draw in viewers. The characters were made to appear as ‘beautiful’ as possible by using caked concealers and excessive amounts of filters to hide the ugliness of the content from the very beginning. The plot is as predictable as they come: a pampered, affluent brat falls for a modest, middle-class bechari. There were several cringe-worthy discussions in the first episodes regarding daughters. Danish Taimoor performs in the drama as yet another wealthy, toxic character because he has the attire and background needed. As Mehak, Durr-e-Fishan doesn’t need to do anything because she hardly ever speaks onscreen!