When comparing the dramas of
Pakistan and India, a truth comes out that speaks “Pakistani dramas were famous
while Indian dramas are famous.”
PTV (Pakistan Television)
PTV (Pakistan Television), founded in 1964, was the first channel of Pakistan.
At its early stage, just few people were available but with the passage of time
more and more actors became the part of it. In short span of time, PTV turned
into a platform for actors and actresses to show their potential, as it was the
first institution. It had produced a lot of quality TV artists like Uzma Gillani,
Mareena Khan, Saba, Talat Hussain, Shabbir Jan, Mahmood Aslam, Firdos Jamal,
Humayun Saeed, and a lot more.
Famous Pakistani Dramas
Actually Pakistani Dramas were famous in past even in our neighbour countries
like India etc. These were:
• Alpha Bravo Charlie
• Sonahray Din
Some good dramas are also being produced nowadays like:
• Anna (by Humayun Saeed)
But nowadays the interest of people towards Pakistani dramas has been lessened,
as they do not bother to see the coming dramas.
Why Are People Moving Towards Other Channels?
The simple reason is that the life has become so fast and nobody has time to see
the Ads. When someone sits to see any famous drama of PTV he has to see so much
advertisements too that will definitely irritate him (the audience) and he will
decide to see something else to save his precious time. One more thing that I
want to elaborate here is that today people have cable at their homes,
delivering more than 80 channels, so it is obvious that when you have more
options then things are filtered.
Star Plus – A second name of Tension
People especially women see just Star Plus 24 hours. I am surprised to know that
they discuss each drama and even each scene with each other. Just take a look on
Kumkum’s previous husband has come back, Tulsi has left the house, Sujal has
died and then has come back again in the form of Dushaal, Shruti has been
kidnapped. I am unable to understand that what is this. It is tension and just
tension. These dramas are putting wrong impact on our Pakistani society. The
people’s trust on each other is getting decreased day by day. I think a person
sees a drama for entertainment but not to get tensed.
Although we have good TV artists and dramas available in Pakistan but
unfortunately people want to see non-realism based dramas in which people just
talk in crore.