PTV is highly accredited for producing a number of spell-binding drama serials with timeless themes. These evergreen productions are not to be forgotten and are still fresh in memories of the viewers.
1. Dhoop Kinaray (1987)
Dhoop Kinaray is a block buster production of 80s. The drama featured Rahat Kazmi and Marina Khan in the leading roles of Dr. Ahmer and Dr. Zoya respectively. Dr. Ahmer underwent a series of setbacks in life which rendered him completely cynical and aloof. On the other hand, his counterpart Dr. Zoya was a youthful girl with an innate tendency to enjoy life. Being polar opposites, they did not share a single common feature which could lead them to the decision of getting married. But the things turned out differently for them, as they both fell for each other enough to get married. This story was an exception of its time, for it brought an end to the stereotypical ‘‘love at first sight’’ stories. The talent of the play did complete justice with their performances. The script was written by well-revered Haseena Moin and direction was given by Saira Kazmi.
From rising to the falling action, Dhoop Kinaray really offered a great treat to its viewers then and even now.
2. Tanhaiyaan (1987)
It is again a cult classic drama serial. Its story revolves around the struggle of two sisters – working day and night to earn livelihood after the accidental death of their parents. They had to work even harder to pay back the loan their father had left for them in inheritance. Originated from the pen of legendary Haseena Moin and directed by acclaimed Shahzad Khalil, Tanhaiyaan featured veteran talent suchlike Shehnaz Sheikh, Marina Khan, Asif Raza Mir, Behroz Sabzwari and Badar Khalil. It re-run many a time on PTV and on other T.V channels as well. Owing to its popularity, its sequel reached the air-waves back in 2012.
3. Alif Noon (1971)
Written by Kamal Ahmed Rizvi Alif Noon is an unrivalled comedy ever flashed on screen. Ahmed Kamal Rizvi played Allan and and Rafi Khawar performed the character of Nannha which became smash hit. Allan – a cunning business-minded person who usually came up with immoral and nasty tricks to earn an easy money always used Nannha to implement his smart ideas. Nannha who was an innocent and naïve countryman used to publically unveil Allan’s evil plot of money-making. This drama, in a disguise of comedy, portrays the darker side of society where corruption, scam and fraud are widespread.
4. Ankahi (1982)
Its a romantic serial with a tinge of comedy. Its story revolves around a young dreamy girl Sana (Shahnaz Sheikh) who wants to be rich as much as her friend Sara is (Misbah Khalid). But lady luck did not favour her for her father died in her youth. To meet the expenses of her younger brother’s heart surgery, she had to enter the practical life earlier in life. Her irresponsible and clumsy attitude towards life used to make her a lot of trouble. Ankahi was scripted by Haseena Moin and co-directed by Mohsin Ali and Shoaib Mansoor.
5. Alpha Bravo Charlie (1998)
Produced by ISPR and directed by Shoaib Mansoor, this drama serial earned a massive popularity and became all-time favourite Pakistani Drama to watch. The story revolves around three army men who are fast friends and ultimately fall for the same girl. Being entertaining, informative and thought-provoking with a touch of hilarity, this drama serial is recognized among the top notch Pakistani Drama ever produced.