Upcoming drama attractions

Although countless dramas are being made these days, there are some special projects, which the audiences eagerly wait for. These dramas feature either their favourite stars or are helmed by their favourite writers or directors. Here, we are given you a brief about upcoming big drama attractions.


Zindagi Gulzar Hai

There are multiple plusses working in favour of this project. It highlights the class differences in our society and is penned by Umera Ahmed, today’s most sought after and top notch writer. It’s based on her short story of same name and features the heat throb Fawad Afzal Khan who is paired opposite the rising talent Sanam Saeed. Sanam Saeed has already proven her mettle even in a small role in Daam and later on in Mera Naseeb and Mata-e-Jaan hai tu so no order fire works are expected from this couple this time. It will be a redeeming factor for Fawad whose current project Ashk hasn’t found favour with the audiences. Last but not the least it marks the comeback of the supremely talented President of Hum Network i.e. Sultana Siddiqui. With so many creative, famous and intelligent people coming together, you can well imagine the kind of expectations associated with this project. It is expected to start once Shehr-e-Zaat ends on Hum TV.


Aik Nayee Cinderella

Aik Nayee Cinderella is a desi adaptation of popular children’s story Cinderella wherein Cinderella escapes the troubles created for her by her step mother and step sisters and marry the charming prince. The story’s currently being published in Shua Digest in episodic form and four episodes have been published so far thus no one knows the entire story as such. The serial’s pictures and promos have already hit the audiences who find the lead new pair of Osman Khalid Butt and Maya Ali (who played Sanam Baloch’s younger sister in Durre Shehwar) as refreshing. It’s shot in scenic locations of Murree and other Northern Areas which again give a fresh feel to it as audience are bored with seeing locations in and around Karachi in almost every other play. It has been produced by A&B Productions and is a test case for director Haissam Hussain whose last two projects Akbari Asghari and Kuch Pyar Ka Pagalpan failed to create the desired impact. The serial will be on air on Geo soon.


Tanhayiyan Sequel

Tanhayiyan is a serial we have grown up with, its characters, its romantic and comic moments, the emotional bonding between characters, simply everything associated with the drama remains etched in our minds even after more than two decades of its airing. Keeping in view the popularity of the serial, Marina Khan who played Sania in the serial is directing its sequel which most probably will feature the journey of the kids of the two sisters. It is penned by Haseena Moin and Mohammad Ahmed but surprisingly does not feature Shahnaz Sheikh. Its cast includes Marina Khan, Behroz Sabzwari, Badar Khalil, Alishba Yousuf, Syra Yousuf, Shehroz Sabzwari, Shehryar Zaidi, Asif Raza Mir and others. Its shooting is almost complete and it’s expected to start on Ptv soon.


Saray Mausam Apnay Hain

Haseena Moin is a name synonymous with so many quality plays on our TV screens. Who can forget Tanhayiyan, Ankhai, Dhoop Kinaray and Aahat etc. This play produced by Mediacity Productions features two new girls, Hassan Soomro, Farooq Zameer, Sakina Samoon, Hammad Farooqui, Sohail Sameer etc. Its shot in Northern Areas and has beautiful frames with snow covered lanes and houses. The promos are on air on Geo and reflect the signature Haseena Moin style story i.e. a bubbly brave confident girl, bad in household work, going to office and making blunders over there. Directed by Ali Rizvi, this Geo play is expected to find favours among the audiences.


Teree Rah Mein Rul Gayee

It is an adaptation of a novel by Maimoona Khursheed Ali of the same name and has been scripted by Maimoona herself. It features Sami Khan and Samiya Mumtaz in two central characters. Many changes have been made in the basic story dealing with a widow made to live in her dead husband’s name for all her life and her younger devar falling for her which invokes wrath of his father and others around him. The play has been produced by A&B Productions and will be shown on Urdu1 soon.


Ik Tamanna Lahasil Si

This Hum TV play has been written by Wasi Shah and directed by Syed Atif Hussain who has given many good and memorable plays to audiences. Its main attraction is the lead pair of Mawra Hocaine who’s the hot favourite of many and Fahad Mustafa who’s known for his screen charisma and brilliant acting. The play revolves around a girl’s struggle to make her place in her in-laws place where her mother-in-law and sister-in-law scheme and rule and make Mawra’s life difficult.


Mera Pehla Pyar

The play’s written by a very young and new Syed Zain Raza. It’s a romantic comedy and will be a respite from the depressing plays currently ruling our TV screens. It has been produced by A&B Productions and star cast includes Faysal Qureshi, Aijaz Aslam, Laila Zuberi and others. Faysal Qureshi and Aijazz Aslam are already known for their good comic timing and on-screen comic timing and coupled with a fresh feel script, the drama is expected to be a hit. It will be on air on ARY.


Bin Roye Ansoo

It will be Farhat Ishtiaq’s third play for Hum TV and is expected to be helmed by Sarmad Sultan Khoosat. Its cast is not known as yet while the story is based on two sisters, one who has to step in the shoes of the other sister after her death.


Mujhe Khuda Pe Yaqeen Hai

Mujhe Khuda Pe Yaqeen Hai is a Barkat Siddiqui production and boasts some of the best talent in the industry i.e. Ayesha Khan, Meekal Zulfiqar and Ahsan Khan.


Besides these dramas mentioned above, popular writer Aneeza Syed has also written a serial for Hum TV whose scripting is complete and shooting will start soon. Sarmad Sultan Khoosat is also working on a number of projects. Let’s hope these projects do well, entertain viewers and bring happiness for all the concerned.


Haseeb Ahmed