ARY Digital is known for producing thought-provoking and goosebumps-inducing dramas with sensitive topics. The character arcs and script complexity in ARY dramas are handled with utmost perfection, and people love to watch and enjoy them.
Here are some of the best ARY digital dramas of all time. If you haven’t yet seen any of them, you should probably get some popcorn and binge watch it.
Cheekh was first aired in January 2019, and the audience was impatiently waiting for it to begin because the promos caused a lot of curiosity as to how well the story unveils.
It’s the story of Mannat, played by Saba Qamar, who stands up against her in-laws because Wajih (Bilal Abbas), her younger brother in law physically violated and attempted to rape her friend Nayab (Ushna Shah), who later died due to injuries.
Mannat’s in-laws are wealthy and have a strong influence, which is why she has to suffer. She chooses to fight the system, her own family, and society. For a change, Mannat’s husband Shayan (Emmad Irfani) sticks by her side even though she is fighting against his family, but he believes her and never leaves her sight.
It is a remarkable suspense thriller, and we have not seen such outstanding dramas from this genre.
Cheekh presented a woman who is shown to be strong but vulnerable, which is exactly how a woman is. Compared to the portrayal of women in Pakistani dramas, the plot seemed like a breath of fresh air with a character like Mannat.
Pyare Afzal became a fan favorite as soon as it started airing because of the wonderful cast, and secondly, the storyline was impeccable and unique.
It’s the Pakistani version of Shakespeare’s masterpiece “Romeo and Juliet.” Afzal, played by Hamza Ali Abbasi, falls in love with Farrah, played by Ayeza Khan. The story focuses on how he fell in love with Farah but is turned down by her, which leaves him heartbroken, and he leaves the city.
The story is complex, but the concept is fresh, and we don’t really get to see dramas like Pyare Afzal in Pakistan, and it is the major reason people loved this drama.
Damsa is surely a tear-jerker where a family loses their daughter in a case of kidnapping. This is the kind of drama that makes us realize that evil lives between all of us and our society have quite frankly been doomed. It’s also one of the best 2020 dramas because of its exposure to the mafias involved in street begging in our country.
Damsa (Emaan Sheikh) is kidnapped by some people back from school. These people run a mafia who injure the children, cut off their arms or legs, abuse them mentally and physically, and turn them into beggars.
The drama shows the struggle of Areej, who is determined to find her daughter, and she is not afraid to go the extra mile even if it puts her life in danger.
Daam is among the best dramas aired on ARY and is still considered a favorite. The story revolves around Maleeha and Zara, played by Aminah Sheikh and Sanam Baloch. Both of them are best friends belonging to two completely different financial classes.
Maleeha belongs to an upper-class family while Zara’s family is not so well off, but they never really cared for this difference until Maleeha’s brother Junaid expresses his desire to marry Zara. This did not sit well with Maleeha, and she began thinking that Zara is trapping her brother.
Daam really made us realize that it is not worth losing relationships for the sake of misunderstandings and egos.
Akhri Station was a short play, but it was insanely gripping and profound. Everything about this drama was magnificent, powerful, and beautiful.
Aakhri Station highlighted the issues women face in a male-dominated culture that flourishes in ignoring women and highlighted how they ultimately motivate themselves. Aakhri Station narrates the stories of seven women who accidentally meet and discover they have a lot of things in common.
These women are shown in an uplifting manner as they are determined to make things right against them.
When it comes to the romantic genre, the stories seem to be a little repetitive, but Do Bol successfully engages its audience with a surprising twist.
Hira Mani and Affan Waheed play the lead role in Do Bol, and the story revolves around their marriage that happened by chance. Although Badar had feelings for Geeti before marriage, Geeti was in love with her childhood friend Sameer.
Another issue is that Badar belongs to a middle-class family and works for Geeti’s father as his manager. The story then proceeds with Geeti adjusting to middle-class life and both of the protagonists playing their part in making the marriage successful.
Mera Saaien revolves around the life of a powerful politician and feudal lord, Malik Wajahad, played Noman Ijaz. Malik Wajahad wants a son who will become an heir to his empire, and in his pursuit, he ruins the lives of multiple women.
The story represents his helplessness and desperation of wanting a son when he has all the power in the world to affect the lives of other people. Malik Wajahad ends up abandoning 8 daughters and multiple abortions from his previous wives and then comes across Shazmeen (Sunit Marshal) and her best friend Naina (Aminah Sheikh)
Mera Saaien is one of a kind, and we haven’t yet seen a drama that can match its level of complexity. The drama became so popular that it has a sequel as well where Fahad Mustafa plays the lead role of Malik Shazmaan Wajahad.
Chup Raho deals with an extremely sensitive topic of sexual abuse. In our society, sexual abuse is something that is ignored and pushed under the rug by people or the families of the victims, especially when the abuse involves another family member.
ARY digital took a leap of faith and talked about this taboo topic to raise awareness and bring it to the light.
It is a story of Rameen, played by Sajal Ali, who Numair, her brother-in-law, sexually abuses. Numair is considered caring, loving, and humble by his family members and society, but he has his own demons in reality.
Chup Raho portrays how the victim is asked to stay quiet in order to sustain their reputation, whereas, in reality, the abuser should be worried.
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Ruswai is a story about a young doctor Sameera played by Sana Javed, who is in a relationship with Salman, played by Mikaal Zulfiqar. Salman is head over heels for Sameera and wants to get married to her as soon as possible, but then fate strikes.
Sameera and her family were returning from dinner when goons surrounded them, and they abduct Sameera.
She’s raped, and her whole life comes crashing down when Salman showed his true colors and became distant from Sameera, hurting her even more. However, Sameera stands her ground and fight against her abusers.
The story portrays how the victim’s dignity becomes questionable and how people change with the slightest of inconvenience.
Bulbulay is a comedy-drama with widespread popularity, and people love to watch the playful banter of the characters involved. The story is about two couples Nabeel-Khoobsurat (Nabeel and Ayesha Omar) and Momo-Mehmood Sahab (Hina Dilpazeer and Mehmood Aslam).
Mehmood and Nabeel are both lazy and hate doing jobs. Khoobsurat’s father takes care of their expenses, and the family enjoys the luxury.
Momo has the habit of forgetting things and words which creates a marvelous comedic effect. The family is constantly getting into trouble and their struggles of getting out of the sticky situations make the drama funny and humorous.
ARY Digital produces multiple dramas each year, and most of these dramas are close to reality and bring awareness to topics that need to be discussed.
All the dramas mentioned above are loved by the audience and have high viewer and IMDB ratings to prove that they are masterpieces in their own sense.
Let us know in the comment section which ARY Digital drama you think is the best.
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