HUM TV won’t let boredom kill you in isolation!
They said ‘If Corona doesn’t kill you, boredom will.’
What they didn’t know was that HUM TV had a lot in store for those in Self Isolation or in Quarantine, so that they neither contract Corona nor boredom. The biggest drama channel has a lot in store for those who don’t like sitting idle at home and have a decent internet connection at their disposal.
Hum TV has been celebrating 23rd March every year in a new and innovative way; what better way to mark this Pakistan Day by releasing it’s blockbuster drama Bin Roye on the HUM TV application that has become popular with fans of Hum TV.
For your convenience, we have listed 15 dramas beginning from Hum TV’s Blockbuster serial ‘Bin Roye’ and ending with the latest mega hit ‘Ehd-e-Wafa’ for an audience that has been advised to stay inside for as many days.
Not only does the drama feature Mahira Khan and Humayun Saeed in lead roles, it also includes Armeena Rana Khan, Junaid Khan, Zeba Bakhtiar, Javed Sheikh, and others.
First released as a film and later as a serial, Bin Roye broke new records when it was aired a couple of years back, and there can be no better time to revisit it, on Hum TV’s app during self-isolation.
Dar Si Jati Hai Sila
And while we are at it, there are a lot of dramas on the HUM TV application that needs your attention. If you haven’t seen the award-winning Dar Si Jati Hai Sila, you haven’t seen anything.
Written by Bee Gul and directed by Kashif Nisar, this play revolved Sila (Yumna Zaidi) who kept quiet despite being abused by Joyee Mama (Noman Ejaz), and how she finds the strength to confront the monster who violated her for a long time. Everyone acted brilliantly in the drama that went onto bag multiple awards in 2019.
Ehd e Wafa
Although many people didn’t miss Ehd-e-Wafa, supposedly if you did, then don’t worry.
The biggest HUM TV hit of 2019 ended just a week back but left a huge impact on the mind of the audience. Written by Mustafa Afridi and directed by Saife Hasan, this ISPR and Momina Duraid production followed the life and times of four friends who went onto become successful individuals and made their school, family, and country proud of their achievements.
Even if you have seen the play, who would miss the combo of Ahad Raza Mir, Ahmed Ali Akbar, Osman Khalid Butt, and Wahaj Ali in top form. I wouldn’t!
Inspired by real-life events, Inkaar was a runaway success when it was aired last year. Featuring Sami Khan, Yumna Zaidi, and Imran Ashraf in lead roles, this Zafar Mairaj-script was executed to perfection by Kashif Nisar.
Imran Ashraf’s Rehan Chaudhry makes you want to hate him because not only did he stab his university colleague for refusing to marry him, his family used their power to save him. Watch it if you are a fan of great dialogues, brilliant direction, and a complete package!
Ishq Zahe Naseeb
Actor Zahid Ahmed has become a force to reckon with ever since his TV debut a few years back.
However, he reached the pinnacle of his career with Ishq Zahe Naseeb where he played both Sameer and Sameera to perfection. The drama was penned by the fabulous Hashim Nadeem and directed by Farooq Rind, and revolved around the Dissociative Identity Disorder which is an interesting subject in itself.
The serial featured an ensemble cast of Sonya Hussyn, Sami Khan, Zarnish Khan, and Yumna Zaidi but Zahid’s performance was the highlight of the serial.
One of the biggest HUM TV hit in the last five years – Udaari – is also available on the HUM TV application; written by Farhat Ishtiaq and directed by Mohammed Ehteshamuddin, the play highlighted sexual abuse of children in the rural areas of Pakistan.
Ahsan Khan played the monster Paa Imtiaz who rapes his step-daughter Zebo when she was nine without her mother (Samiya Mumtaz) finding out. How the mother-daughter duo escape from the clutches of Paa Imtiaz and how their story unfolds, watch Udaari on HUM TV application to find out.
Yakeen Ka Safar
Yaqeen Ka Safar was no ordinary drama when it aired; it captured the imagination of the entire nation because of its brilliant script, direction and casting. The drama paired Ahad Raza Mir and Sajal Aly together for the first time as Dr. Asfand Yar and Dr. Zubia respectively, and they went onto become a real-life couple, so popular and successful was their pairing.
Farhat Ishtiaq was again the person who scripted the drama whereas Shahzad Kashmiri’s execution was flawless, giving the audience romance, Thrill and above all, a Murder. If you haven’t seen it or want to relive the experience, Yakeen Ka Safar is present on the HUM TV application.
Then there is the world’s most popular streaming application – Netflix – that features a handful of dramas that once aired on HUM TV. If you get the chance, watch Humsafar to fall in love again. Featuring the magical pairing of Fawad Khan and Mahira Khan, this Farhat Ishtiaq script was solely responsible for the revival of Pakistani dramas, and the decline of Indian soaps.
Kudos to Sarmad Khoosat for his brilliant execution that saw Mahira become Pakistan’s sweetheart, a position she still holds after nine years. As for Fawad, the series landed him in Bollywood where he was hailed as the next big thing before extremism brought his Hindi film career to a halt.
The streaming application also contains Sadqay Tumhare that paired Mahira Khan with newcomer Adnan Malik, and became a blockbuster when it was aired. Penned by Khalil ur Rehman Qamar, and directed by Mohammad Ehteshamuddin, Sadqay Tumhare ended on a tragic note but not before elevating Mahira Khan’s stature as the most dependable actress in Pakistan.
Do watch the drama if you want to see a young Imran Ashraf, who played a minor role but showed glimpses of stardom at that time.
Zindagi Gulzar Hai
Talking about Fawad Khan leads you to the super hit Zindagi Gulzar Hai that needs no introduction. Written by Umera Ahmed and directed by the one and only Sultana Siddiqui, the play was Sanam Saeed’s second outing; she formed a romantic pair to die for with Fawad Khan and excelled in the whole play.
While the girls fell in love again with Fawad, Sanam proved her mettle by playing a strong female protagonist, a trend that was followed in many plays afterward. Don’t be surprised to see someone resembling Mansha Pasha in the play, for the talented actress made her acting debut as Sanam Saeed’s sister in the play. Enjoy!
That’s not all, HUM TV’s YouTube channel caters to people around the world and features those dramas that aren’t available on the HUM TV application. The one that you can binge-watch anytime is Dastaan that was the dramatized version of Razia Butt’s novel Bano.
Written by Samira Fazal and directed by Haissam Hussain, this period drama gave new life to TV dramas in Pakistan, which were overshadowed by Saas Bahu stuff from India until then. Fawad Khan, Ahsan Khan, Sanam Baloch, Saba Qamar, and Mehreen Raheel were part of the star cast and if you had missed it back then, watch it now when you have the time.
Although internet trolls remember Mann Mayal for Maya Ali’s performance as the bechari, it was one of the most successful plays when it was aired.
Written by Samira Fazal and directed by Haseeb Hasan, it revolved around Mannu (Maya Ali) who falls in love with her neighbor Salahuddin (Hamza Ali Abbasi) but gets married to Mikaeel (Gohar Rasheed), who doesn’t love her like Salahuddin would have. Add Jeena (Ayesha Khan) to the frame and you had a drama that kept the audience engaged, and managed to win multiple awards as well.
Ranjha Ranjha Kardi
And if you missed Ranjha Ranjha Kardi where Imran Ashraf was on top of his game as Bhola, then you need to rectify that mistake by watching it on YouTube.
Written by Faiza Iftikhar and directed by Kashif Nisar, Ranjha Ranjha Kardi had Iqra Aziz as Bhola’s wife and Syed Jibran as her ex-lover, giving the audience a love triangle they didn’t expect. Why? Because Bhola is a mentally challenged individual who falls in love with his wife only to find Sahir (Syed Jibran) return and make their life hell, for he had his own ulterior motive.
Sang e Mar Mar
If you loved Ehd-e-Wafa, you must try Sang e Mar Mar which was created by the same team of Mustafa Afridi and Saife Hasan. The drama revolves around tribes in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and features a star cast that includes Noman Ejaz, Sania Saeed, Mikaal Zulfiqar, Kubra Khan to name a few.
When you have such big names in the play, nothing can go wrong and nothing did, as the play bagged multiple awards and emerged as one of the most loved dramas of the year.
Enough of dramas, let’s move onto something that is more entertaining than depressing. Saima Akram Chaudhry’s Suno Chanda aired in the Ramadan of 2018 and became one of the most-watched plays of the year.
The reason – Aehsun Talish’s direction, relatability with the characters and Iqra Aziz and Farhan Saeed’s magical chemistry. The team returned for a second season last year but were unable to match the brilliance of the first season that was filled with laughter from the first episode till the last. If you had missed it back then, now is the time to relive it!
Hope these helps in this time of isolation!