Rise & Fall of Pakistan Drama Industry – PDI

There was a time when Pakistani dramas were considered as the best dramas of sub-continent. Pakistan Drama Industry (PDI) started in 1960s and since the beginning of television, PTV was the only channel to produced Pakistani dramas, and the 1st ever super hit drama was “Khuda Ki Basti” which went on air on PTV in 1969.

After that many super hit dramas were produced including 50-50, Alif Noon, Sona Chandi, Aangan Tehra, Ankahi, Dhoop Kinare, Sunehray Din, and Alpha Bravo Charlie among others.

Surely, it was the rise of PDI, and the golden era of PTV that produced such super hit dramas which made records in the history of Pakistan. But unfortunately, PDI became commercialized after 1990s; and not only forget to produced such quality dramas, but also lost their level at which they were during the decades of 1970s, 80s, & 90s.

It was the downfall of our industry. But soon PEMRA issued licenses to many private channels, and the channels took responsibility to get theirs level back.

And finally HUM TV took one step forward to bring back PDI at their rise. And produced such amazing dramas which not only played a major role to bring our industry level back at rise but also made new records. Humsafar, Zindagi Gulzar Hai, Dastaan, Mera Naseeb, Kankar, Durr e Shehwar, and Dil e Muztar were the dramas which set new records in the drama history of our country.

Now a days, Pakistani dramas are being produced on not only typical themes but also promoting Indian culture in our dramas. And producers are crossing all the limits for the sake of TRPs by broadcasting bold scenes, and adopting Western & Indian culture etc. It seems our industry is going to suffer downfall once again.

If our industry stop showing Indian culture in our dramas, and start promoting our own culture, then our industry will not go at rise but also our culture will be highly promoted across the world.

BTS Pictures from the set of Mann Mayal

 

 

Mann Mayal (14)

Mann Mayal is an upcoming drama serial, which is going to be on air from 25th January on HUM TV.

The script of the drama has been written by Samira Fazal.

It has been produced by Momina Duraid, Sana Shanawaz, Samina Humayun and Tariq Shah.

It has been directed by Haissam Hussain, who is one of the best director of Pakistan. He has directed many super hit serials and is famous for “Dastaan,”“Dureshawar” and “Aunn Zara.”

The cast of the drama serial includes Maya Ali, Hamza Ali Abbasi, Gauhar Rasheed, Ayesha Khan, Atiqa Udho, Laila Zuberi, Javaid Sheikh, Saba Hameed, Arjumand Rahim, Talat Hussain, Vasay Chaudhry, Aiman Khan and others.

Maya Ali as Manahil

Hamza ali Abbasi as Salahuddin

Mayal Ali is one of the most talented Pakistani actress, who has done many drama serials and is going to play the leading role with the handsome hunk Hamza Ali Abbasi, who is very famous for the drama serial “Pyarey Afzal.” His mind blowing acting has won the hearts of many audience. Fans of both are very excited to see them together.

Mann Mayal follows the story of Manahil and Salahuddin, whose sister Beya is best friends of Manahil. Salahuddin who is out of a job is asked by Manahil’s father to tutor his daughter which then turns into a relationship that takes turns with few trials.

Here are the some exclusive BTS pictures from the set of Mann Mayal

Ainy Jaffri and Osman Khalid Butt to star in an upcoming film “Balu Mahi”

 

Ainy Jaffri and Osman Khalid Butt have been finalized to play the leading role in an upcoming romantic comedy film “Balu Mahi”

Ainy jaffri is a Pakistani Actress, after appearing in few TV commercials, she appeared in her first drama serial “Zip Bus Chup Raho” and then “Dreamers” on AAJ TV and many others. She gave her debut in the Pakistani film “Main Hoon Shahid Afridi.” She has also given the background voice to the Pakistani revolutionary animated serial “Burka Avengers.” She has also won the award for the Best Model (Female) in 2010.

On the other hand, Osman Khalid Butt is a Pakistani Actor, who has appeared in many super hit drama serials like “Aik Naye Cinderalla,” “Aunn Zara,” and “Diyar-e-Dil,” among others.

The film will be directed by Haissam Hussain, who is one of the best director of Pakistan. He has directed many super hit serials and is famous for “Dastaan,” “Dureshawar” and “Aunn Zara.” And will be produced by Sadia Jabbar, who is renowned for the successful drama serial” Mera Naam Yousuf Hai.”

The shoot of the movie is slated to begin the later this month. Ainy Jaffri is also coming back from London to start the shooting of the film.