Pakistani Entertainment Faces the Hardest Truth: Dramas Are No Longer King

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Pakistani Entertainment Faces the Hardest Truth Dramas Are No Longer King

The drama industry of a country is directly related to the audience. The content that the viewers watch on Television is not merely for their entertainment purpose but it is somehow stored in their unconscious state of mind. The thinking of youth depends very much on the content that they see. An individual who watches some strong character then aspires to be empowered like that. On the contrary, an individual who watches a losing character just giving all the credit to their fate and waiting for some miracle to happen also relates same theory on one’s own life.

Pakistani Entertainment Faces the Hardest Truth: Dramas Are No Longer King

The dramas that are broadcasted nowadays didn’t take this point into consideration whether it supports a strong story-line or not but they are just worried about their Television rating points TRPs. They then further strengthen their projects with so-called modernism in dramas. Our culture is eastern culture but they are portraying western culture in the name of modernism. The only two things that we can now see in today’s dramas are vulgarity in the veil of modernism and the other is an innocent poor crying woman.

Pakistani Entertainment Faces the Hardest Truth: Dramas Are No Longer King

The modern era dramas just revolve solely on poor toxic family relations and an incomplete love story. Now if we go back to the old PTV classic serials where no doubt the camera was not good but their morals, their story-line was way too perfect. The old dramas are made in the natural light and blurry camera whereas today dramas use such good lights and cameras that made them too artificial for the viewers. In most of the old dramas, despite of their weaknesses, the dialogue delivery was more than natural and solid. The silence behind gave their dramas a natural flow. The actors and writers were purer in Urdu pronunciation and grammar. Like a masterpiece of that era Waris, which is considered the most realistic depiction of Pakistani culture, and the watchers still remember that the streets were being deserted at the time when it would air.

Pakistani Entertainment Faces the Hardest Truth: Dramas Are No Longer King

Looking at the modern dramas, where the English language is also used more and the dialogue delivery is not as impact-full as that of old ones. The actors nowadays have no command of language and Urdu has gone downhill. It can now be considered as a fault of writers or directors that are too lazy to make their pronunciation right. Now if we throw an eye on the overall theme of that time dramas, we saw that those were more thought-provoking and cerebral but they were easily digestible. Like I would like to highlight some of the dramas that are old but still gold and unforgettable. The very famous writer of old times Haseena Moin (late) surely knows how to grab the attention of the audience through an amazing storyline.

Pakistani Entertainment Faces the Hardest Truth: Dramas Are No Longer King

Haseena Moin has portrayed the strong and empowered character of women in her dramas like Tanhaiyaan, Unkahi, and Dhoop Kinare. In the popular drama Tanhaiyaan, the two sisters Saniya and Zara make their own ways in their lives after their parents left them. The two characters of Qabacha and Buqrat perfectly balance the comedy in the drama. The drama is a blend of emotions of love, sadness, a little bit of cute romance, joy, and happiness. There is no portrayal of pent-up emotions or a drag story-line and this makes the drama famous since now. The other dramas of Haseena Moin like Dhoop Kinare, Unkahi, and Parosi can also be taken into account. The problems and worries in their lives are also present but instead of crying over them, Haseena wrote her characters much strong that can change their lives through their hard work and still manage to remain happy. Such ingredients are totally missing in today’s world dramas. Instead of entertainment, the dramas gave the audience nostalgia and depression.   

Pakistani Entertainment Faces the Hardest Truth: Dramas Are No Longer King

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