Pakistani dramas are popular not only in the country but also in other parts of the world because of their story and natural acting. At the beginning of each year, some new dramas begin their journey which either make a place in the heart of the viewers or get lost in the race of competition.
The new dramas that are starting this year will tell the story of some of the problems of the society in their own way, including love and separation, grief and sorrow, happiness and sadness.
Here are some of the dramas that have started or are about to start in the year 2021 and they will probably try to get the attention of the audience with their theme, story and brilliant acting.
Pehli Si Mohabbat
This year, actress Maya Ali and Shehryar Munawar are returning to the small screen after a gap of a few years with the drama 'Pehli Si Mohabbat'.
Shehryar Munawar will be seen with actress Maya Ali in his upcoming drama series 'First Love' in which the two will be seen fighting for their lives and going against the world to be together as a typical love story happens.
Maya Ali is returning to the small screen after a gap of 3 years and designer HSY (Hassan Shehryar Yaseen) is making her debut in the same play and she is also very excited about her first play with him.
Prior to the play, Shehryar Munawar and Maya Ali had worked together in the film 'Paray Hut Love' and Shehryar Munawar says that their role was very interesting, emotional, strong and that is why they wanted to play this role. It was a lot of fun.
In this drama, Maya Ali is playing the role of 'Rakhshi' and Shehryar Munawar is playing the role of 'Aslam'.
The drama 'First Love' will be aired on ARY. Various teasers have been released but the final start date of the drama has not been revealed.
In 2021, showbiz stars Ahsan Khan and Neelam Munir will appear together in the play 'Qiyamat'. Prior to the play, the two actors appeared together in the 2017 film Chupan Chupai, which was full of humor and action.
Seventh Sky Entertainment's play is produced by Asad Qureshi and Abdullah Qadwani, directed by Ali Faizan and written by Sarwat Nazir.
Talking about the play, Ahsan Khan had said that it is not a simple love story but there are various aspects of his role in the play, including some negative and strange ones.
Teasers of Qiamat drama have also been released in which Neelam Munir and Haroon Shahid are shown falling in love with each other and later Neelam Munir gets married to Ahsan Khan. Apart from the main characters in the play, the cast also includes Amar Khan, Shabbir Jan, Saba Faisal and Noshin Ahmed.
The drama 'Qiyamat' will be aired on Geo TV from January 5, 2021.
After starring in the drama 'Jhooti', actress Iqra Aziz will now appear in two different dramas, one of which is titled 'Raqib Se'. The highlight of the play is that Hadiqa Kayani, the most popular and world-renowned singer in the Pakistani music industry, is making her acting debut in 'Raqib Se'.
Recently, 2 teasers of this drama have been released in which Hadiqa Kayani has appeared in a serious while Iqra Aziz has appeared in a talkative and playful role.
So far, only Hadiqa Kayani's character was shown in the teasers and she is playing the role of a woman named Sakina. However, the story of the play seems to revolve around a social issue.
Apart from Hadiqa Kayani, 'Raqib Se' also includes other actors including Noman Ijaz, Sania Saeed, Iqra Aziz and Faryal Mahmood.
The story of the play is written by B. Gul while it is directed by Kashif Nisar and produced by Momina Dureed. However, no timeline shared about when the drama will be aired.
Khuda Or Mohabbat
The drama serial 'God and Love' is coming back with its third season this year after being well received by the viewers in its last 2 seasons.
The first season of the play based on Hashim Nadeem's novel 'God and Love' was aired in 2011 and in its first two seasons Sadia Khan played the lead role with Imran Abbas but now in the third season Feroz Khan and Iqra Aziz will be seen in the lead roles.
Feroz Khan is returning to the showbiz industry after a short break from screen. In an interview to 'Something Haute', he said , 'My upcoming project is the biggest project in the history of Pakistani television'.
2 teasers of Khuda or Mohabbat have been released and if you watch the first teaser, it starts from Darbar Mahal of Bahawalpur and then Lahore station is shown after which a glimpse of Feroz Khan and Iqra Aziz is shown.
Judging by the teasers, it is estimated that the story of the play revolves around Feroz Khan and Iqra Aziz between the cities of Bahawalpur and Lahore and then their search for truth begins.
Other cast of God and Love includes Junaid Khan, Rubina Ashraf, Hina Khawaja Bayat, Javed Sheikh, Asma Abbas, Sunita Marshall and others.
The third season of the drama has also been written by Hashim Nadeem and it will be aired soon on Geo TV. However, no final date has been announced for airing of Khuda or Mohabbat.
Raqs e Bismil
The drama 'Basmal Dance' started in late 2020, but only one episode was aired last year and it would not be wrong to call it a 2021 drama.
Actor Imran Ashraf, after the role of Bhola and now the role of Musa in 'Dance of Basmal' has made a place in the hearts of his fans. The story of 'Raqs Bismal' is written by Hashim Nadeem, a well-known Pakistani writer, in which actors Imran Ashraf and Sara Khan are playing the lead roles.
Actress Zara Sheikh is making her TV screen debut with the same drama while it is director Wajahat Rauf's first TV drama after a gap of 5 years.
The story of this play revolves around a family that considers it against their ego to have a relationship outside the family. Essa and Mosa will be shown carrying on their father's traditions.
In the play, Musa is shown to have a strong temper, but he falls in love with a girl 'Zahra' just by looking at her eyes. Now, whether he gets love or not, it will be known as the drama progresses.
Drama serial Dunk was in the spotlight even before its inception when users mistakenly started tagging Australian batsman Ben Dunk because of the drama's name on a glimpse of Bilal Abbas in its poster.
However, a day before the drama aired, there was controversy over the statement of producer Fahad Mustafa, in which he said, "The drama has shown the truth very closely and Dink is a tribute to every victim who He has been falsely accused of sexual harassment.
Even before the first episode of the play aired, its teasers aroused curiosity about the story and it was criticized, which showed a university teacher facing allegations of harassment by a student.
In this play, Nauman Ijaz is playing role of Professor Humayun who is facing harassment charges. Yasira Rizvi as his wife Saira and Sana Javed as a student named Amal, who is facing charges of sexual harassment while Bilal Abbas as Amal's fiance Haider playing their roles.
The actors who played the lead roles of Amal and Haider in the play have also appeared in dramas like 'Cheekh' and 'Ruswai' in the past and the viewers are of the opinion that the drama has shown a sensation like 'Cheekh'.
Only 2 episodes have been aired so far and the question is whether the drama succeeds in making a place in the hearts of the viewers and changing the opinion about the story after being controversial.
In 2021, Faisal Qureshi, one of the leading actor of Pakistan, will appear in 'Affair' with actress Hibba Bukhari.
As the name suggests, the drama revolves around an affair and this story of love and ego have also been shown in the teasers. In the teasers, Hibba Bukhari and Faisal Qureshi will be seen in the lead roles while both Kiran Haq and Wahaj Ali will be seen influencing their married life.
The story of the play revolves around the difficulties encountered in the lives of Faisal Qureshi and Hibba Bukhari after their marriage.
The cast of the play also includes Saba Hameed, Farhan Ali Agha and Kamran Jilani. The drama will soon be aired on Geo TV.
Dil Naumid To Nahi
Actress Yumna Zaidi and actor Wahaj Ali are appearing together for the first time in the drama serial 'Dil Naumid To Nahi'.
The story of this play is written by Amna Mufti which will be aired on TV One in collaboration with Kashf Foundation while the direction of this play is being given by Kashif Nasir.
Yumna Zaidi and Wahaj Ali will be seen highlighting the most sensitive issues in society, such as human trafficking. Zaidi says that the play would tell the story of human trafficking, child abuse and a girl who wants to become a cricketer.
The actress had said that she will be seen in a completely different way in this play, her role this time is very unique. The cast of the play also includes Noman Ijaz, Wahaj Ali, Yasira Rizvi, Naveed Shehzad, Nadia Afghan, Umair Rana and Noorul Hassan.
However, no final date has been announced for airing of Drama.
This year, Ayeza Khan and Usman Khalid Butt will be seen together in the drama 'Chupke Chupke'.
The cast of the play includes Mira Sethi, Asma Abbas, Ali Safina while Arsalan Naseer, who became popular from comics by Arsalan, is making his debut with this play.
The story of this play is written by Saima Akram Chaudhry while actor and director Danish Nawaz will direct this comedy and fun drama.
The play is a story of mutual love and hate of a large family full of jealousy, friendship, love and humor.
'Chupke Chupke' will be aired on the Hum TV channel in 2021 this year, but so far no teaser of this drama has come out.
So, this was our bucket list for top Pakistani Dramas to watch in 2021. Does this list includes any of your favorite drama serial? Share your comments below.