After the best Hum TV and ARY Digital Dramas, you might be looking for top-rated serials on Geo TV. Although the network is popular for dragging the stories for no reason, but when it comes to the best Geo TV dramas, the channel also has a great history.
From producing outstanding drama serials like Meri Zaat Zarra-e-Benishan, Khuda aur Mohabbat to sitcoms like Nadaniya, Ishq Jalebi and Azar ki Ayegi Baraat, Geo TV has done a massive contribution to raise the standard of Pakistani dramas.
So, here we bring the best Geo TV dramas of all time. This list is exclusive of the conventional love stories and Saas-Bahu sagas. It brings iconic dramas that you can watch on repeat and wouldn’t get bored.
If you’re a fan of Pakistani dramas but also don’t want to watch typical stories, then this list is for you. Let’s head over:
1. Meri Zaat Zarra-e-Benishan (2009)
MZZB is the story of the power of faith, resilience, and seeking justice from the one and only Allah. It’s written by Umera Ahmed, directed by Baber Javed. The story revolves around Saba (Samiya Mumtaz) and Arfeen (Faysal Qureshi). Arfeen’s mother doesn’t like Saba as her daughter-in-law so she decides to ruin their marriage by accusing her of infidelity. Instead of believing his wife, Arfeen trusted his mother’s words and divorced his bride. This breaks Saba and pushes her into marriage with a widowed father with four children.
Her second marriage also failed and she started working as a maid to earn her bread and butter. Despite all the dark phases of her life, she never lost her faith in Allah and focuses on the upbringing of her only daughter Sara. It was a hit drama serial and left viewers with great life lessons. One of the most important was the result of treachery, false accusations, and injustice to people. You might cry watching this drama but it’s worth spending your time on.
2. Alif (2020)
It’s the last drama of Hamza Ali Abbasi before leaving the entertainment industry. He has done a splendid job. The story is based on the life of a producer Qalb-e-Momin who’s rich, and arrogant, but deep down he’s not happy with his life and always fighting his own battles. His grandfather Abdul Ala is a beautiful calligrapher who loves to paint Allah’s names, verses, and his beautiful universe. Due to his deep connection with Islam and Allah, he’s not happy with Momin’s lifestyle but never interfere in his life. They both share a great bond but sometimes their friendship turns into arguments when Momin asks about his mother and his grandfather used to stay silent on the matter.
Sajal Ali entered Momin’s life as an actress but due to his arrogance, she decided not to work with him. But their paths met again for work. In addition to the story, the drama is beautifully filmed in Turkey. With a powerful story and aesthetically pleasing artistic journey, the drama shows the spiritual journey of a superstar who struggles to find peace in his life. The drama is written by Umera Ahmed and directed by Haseeb Hassan. It’s also one of the best 2020 dramas.
3. Khuda aur Mohabbat Season 1 (2011)
Khuda aur Mohabbat is also a spiritual love story. It’s based on the novel of Hashim Nadeem. Hammad (Imran Abbas) belongs to a rich family and used to have a lavish lifestyle but when she met Imaan (Sadia Khan) for the first time, he was attracted to her and couldn’t forget her. He decides to meet her again and also sends his parent’s to Imaan’s home to ask for her proposal. But Hammad’s family insulted Imaan’s father and turned down the proposal. This left Hammad worried, he left his family and started working as a porter at a railway station.
It was hard for Imaan to see Hammad in pain because of her but it wasn’t also possible for her to go against her father. The lovers shared a painful journey but circumstances don’t work in their favor. This is one of the most popular Geo TV dramas which left audiences waiting for its next seasons. But both seasons, especially Khuda aur Mohabbat season 3 didn’t reach the success of season 1. It’s a soft, painful love story whose success reaches around the world as well.
4. Ab Dekh Khuda Kya Karta Hai (2018)
As depicted by its name, the drama is based on the theme ‘what goes around comes around.’ It’s a story of a young, rich and spoiled businessman “Jan-e-Alam ” played by Danish Taimoor who uses innocent girls for sexual advantages. Maryam (Sanam Chaudhry) is also one of those girls but she refuses to succumb to those demands and runs away. Jan-e-Alam took this on his ego and decided to ruin her life. Years later when he finds his brother in pain because of the same girl he harassed years ago, he decides to change his life and ask forgiveness from Maryam. But her life was ruined by that time, she not only lost her dignity but also her family and the good years of her life.
The drama sheds light on the harsh reality of our society, how a rich powerful businessman wants to take control of young girls who step out of their homes to earn money. In the Geo drama list 2018, it’s one of the most-watched dramas. It’s written by Syed Zarrar Ahmed and directed by Syed Ali Raza Usama.
5. Nadaaniyaan (2009)
If you’ve grown up watching Pakistani television, then you must remember Nadaaniyaan. It’s a popular Pakistani comedy sitcom directed and produced by Yasir Nawaz and Nida Yasir. The plot is based on the daily life of a crazy family of a clueless husband, a ditzy wife, and a clumsy little brother. With a total of 108 episodes, it was started in 2009 and kept ruling the screens till 2011.
It has all the aspects to keep the viewers hooked to the screen with its pranks, bickering, and meaningless conversations. The unforgettable character in Nadaaniyaan is Uncle Kamal. He’s the neighbour of the family and both aren’t happy with each other. This Pakistani comedy sitcom is one of the hit dramas of its times but unfortunately, there’s no second season of it.
6. Azar Ki Ayei Baraat (2009)
Similar to Nadaaniyaan, AKAB is also a popular Pakistani sitcom based on the theme of desi weddings, relationships, and love affairs. It starred a popular TV cast Javed Sheikh, Bushra Ansari, Saba Hameed, Sarwat Gilani, Samina Ahmed, Natasha Ali, and many more. The most laughable character is Saima Chaudhary who says her dialogue in Punjabi accent and leaves viewers mimicking her all the time.
The drama is full of festivities, gripping dialogues, comical scenes but also strong enough to leave viewers with a great lesson that relationships should always be put forward first. The drama is followed by Dolly Ki Ayegi Baraat in 2010, Takkay Ki Ayegi Baraat in 2011 and Annie Ki Ayegi Baraat in 2012. After that, the series was stopped.
7. Mera Rab Waris (2019)
In the popular Geo Tv drama list 2019, Mera Rab Waris can’t be a miss. It’s another exceptional drama based on the story of a religious girl who falls in love with Haris who belongs to a liberal family. Ayesha has a strong connection with the creator but her in-laws have difficulties accepting her personality. They accused her of infidelity based on her past but instead of swearing to the Quran, she chose to stay silent. Meanwhile, Haris realized his mistake and asked for forgiveness. The couple met with an accident while going back to their home.
The story is written by Jahanzeb Qamar and directed by Asad Jabbal. Similar to Meri Zaat Zarra-e-Benishan, the script is powerful and helps restore your faith in the Almighty. And this made it one of the best Geo TV dramas to date.
8. Darr Khuda Say (2019)
A story similar to Ab Dekh Khuda Kya Karta hai, Darr Khuda Say is a phenomenal Geo TV drama that sheds light on harassment in Pakistan. Afreen is a young and pretty girl but steps out of her home to feed her family when her brother stopped providing for them. With the hopes to support her family, she started her job but was harassed by her boss. Unable to speak to her parents about this, she continued fighting on her own but became a doubtful character in the eyes of her family.
The drama is written by Sarwat Nazeer, directed by Anjum Shahzad. The drama sheds light on the harassment at workplaces and how it affects the whole family.
9. Uraan (2020)
If you’re looking for the best Geo dramas 2020, then Uraan should be on your watch list. It’s a story of a young girl Malika who belongs to a middle-class family. Her mother had brought her up by running a small stitching business at her home and always taught her to work hard and should not seek materialistic things. But Malika has bright dreams, she wants luxurious life and can do anything to accomplish her dreams. Meanwhile, her brother is similar to her and also uses shortcuts to earn money. A boy from Malika’s university falls in love with her but when Malika realizes the boy is a son of a maid, she ditches him and goes further to pursue her dreams.
The drama is written by Jahanzeb Qamar and directed by Shaqielle Khan. It’s one of the successful dramas in Geo TV drama list 2020. The story shows how the race to achieve materialistic things can destroy one’s life. Indeed a must-watch drama!
10. Ali Ki Ammi (2015)
Well, this isn’t one of the latest Geo drama serials but a must-watch if you’re looking for a true, inspiring story. It’s based on a story of unconditional love between a son and a mother. Maryam is a strong and mature woman. She falls in love with Nadir but later comes to know that he’s already married with two grown-up kids. With the vicious planning of Nadir’s first wife, Maryam ends up living alone in a shabby neighbourhood. But her faith was restored after giving birth to her son Ali. He became the only hope for her life. She raised him well and worked hard to provide him with good education and lifestyle. The character is played by the evergreen Samiya Mumtaz who knows how to grip viewers with her powerful acting.
Also, the story shows the strength of a woman when she becomes a mother. Director, Wajahat Hussain and writer Ali Moeen have done a splendid job in making this play excellent. Since it’s an old play but you can watch it on Geo TV dramas – Youtube.
In addition, if you’re looking for the best Geo TV Dramas 2021 that are also comical and can leave you laughing to bones then Ishq Jalebi is your go-to play. It’s an entertaining family-based serial with subtle messages highlighting the importance of family bonding and values.
This sums up the list of best GEO tv dramas. All these dramas show a unique story and are based on social issues. If we go on making more dramas like these, Pakistani entertainment channels can make a great contribution to the country by creating awareness among masses.
If we have missed your most favorite play on Geo entertainment, drop your suggestions in the comment section below.