um TV dramas prove to be a breath of fresh air among the other repetitive and one toned love stories.
The network has always shown progression when it comes to making dramas. Most of its plays are different from what is being shown by the majority of the TV industry. Unlike the other networks, they don’t cover the unnecessary Saas-Bahu stories or fragile women who are burdened under society’s norms and have no courage to escape the situation.
Some of these dramas deserve the praises. And that’s why we have decided to hype the best Hum TV dramas 2020-2021.
Let’s get started:
Sabaat is a story on how ego can have a negative impact on a person’s life without them realizing it. It revolves around three main characters; Miraal, Anaya, and Hassan.
Miraal is a self-centred girl and her pride makes her think she is above everyone. Throughout the whole drama, Miraal boss around people and hurt them. She forces her husband to leave his profession because she wanted him to join her family business. Not only this, she almost destroys her brother’s life because she doesn’t like his wife Anaya.
Sabaat is Sara Khan’s best drama till now as she showed a negative side to her fans for the first time. Mawra Hocane also came as a strong girl and like her previous roles, she nailed this one too.
For a change, Sabaat showed strong women roles when Pakistani dramas are mostly showing weak and emotionally unstable female characters.
Pyar k Sadqay
Pyar k Saqday started off as a comedy and lighthearted drama but as the script progressed we see a more serious narrative. It’s a story of Mahjabeen, a silly girl who has no interest in academics but wants to marry. Her family knows that she isn’t able to pursue an educational career, so they start finding a suitable groom for her which proves to be a tough task. Yumna Zaidi has owned the character of Mahjabeen and nobody could’ve played it better than her.
Bilal flawlessly played the character of Abdullah, who offers to marry Mahjabeen when her groom-to-be runs away with another girl. Abdullah and Mahjabeen both are a little child-like and the story proceeds with how they handle their marriage. In the later episodes, the drama took a serious tone with the topic of sexual harassment. Hats off to the team for highlighting this issue with great care and responsibility.
Mushk is a drama filled with mysteries and unfolding storylines. Mehek is a girl who went abroad to study and marries a guy she fell in love with. She becomes pregnant and delivers a healthy baby but her husband went to Pakistan without leaving any information. Mehek returns to her hometown with a child but doesn’t want her family to know about her newborn. She brings a woman named Guddi along and presented the child as Guddi’s. However, Mehak’s aunt is doubtful about Guddi and is determined to find out the secret.
Adam is in love with Mehek for a long time but never told her anything as he was afraid of her reaction. Adam is a charming man who doesn’t talk much but his expressions depict his love for Mehek.
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Mushk has impressed the audience with a different storyline. Momal Sheikh as Mehek, Urwa as Guddi, and Imran Ashraf as Adam justified their roles in their respective characters.
Kashf is a story of a small-town girl who has responsibilities more than she could handle but because she is an obedient and doting daughter, she fulfils her roles without saying anything. She has the ability to dream things that turn out to be true in the future. Her father wants to cash her abilities so he started a business so people can come to her to discuss their problems. Although Kashf is not happy with what she’s doing but continues to do it for her family.
Kashf’s father doesn’t want to marry her off because she is the breadwinner in the house. Junaid Khan’s character Wijdan has an undying love for her and he aims to take her away from her father’s wicked and evil plans.
In this drama, director Danish Nawaz brought the best to our TV screens. Plus, the storyline is worth to hook viewers to the screens.
Mohabbatein Chahatein is a story of the people who are ungrateful for what they have and always look at others and idealizes them. It is a story of Faraz and Sneha who are deeply in love with each other even after a few years of marriage. On the other hand, there is another couple Kamil and Tara who are rich and obnoxious. Kamil envies the relationship Faraz and Sneha share because Tara and Kamil don’t have that spark. Faraz is ashamed of himself as he thinks he is unable to provide Sneha with things she deserves and is envious of the rich guy Kamil. Tara also doesn’t leave any chance of bragging and flaunting her money and brings Sneha down whenever she can.
Junaid Khan and Hira Mani are seen in light-hearted characters which is a 360-degree change from their roles in Kashf. Armeena Rana Khan is seen after a long time adding the required wickedness to her character Tara.
Dil Ruba is a story of a girl Sanam who is obsessed with becoming famous on the internet like every other teenager today. She’s a beautiful girl who has the ability to chase men with her flattening nature. Keeping to this, she started talking to all three men who fell in love with her at the same time. Her intention was to have a timepass relationship so she can cash it but things turned against her.
The drama doesn’t go well with the elderly audience because of the unconventional storyline where a girl is seducing multiple boys at once. However, the story this drama represents is a harsh reality of our younger generation. Whether you admit it or not there are girls who are destroying their lives for temporary fulfilment.
Raqs e Bismil
Raqs e Bismil put forward the extremist side of people who bend Islamic teachings according to their limited knowledge. Moosa (fabulously played by Imran Ashraf) is a hard heated man claiming to be a preacher of Islam. The hypocrisy of his character is also evident and viewers can see how he thinks his values are greater and better than others. Moosa forcefully stops her cousin from marrying because it was a love marriage and later the girl curses him to fall in love with someone he couldn’t find happiness with.
Moosa dreams of marrying someone who’s a reflection of a religious woman. When he first time saw Zohra in a veil, he was attracted towards her. He later came to know that Zohra is an escort but couldn’t find the escape of her first sight.
There are a few stories that bring mental health issues into the limelight, Saraab is one of them. It’s the struggle of a schizophrenic girl Hoorain (played by Sonya Hussyn) who dwells in her own thoughts. She also likes to maintain her distance as she was often ignored by her parents. Being a neglected daughter of the family and remaining isolated from the people makes her schizophrenic. Asfandyar played by Sami Khan is Hoorain’s cousin and he loves her. When he came to know about Hoorain’s mental disorder, he decides to help her.
Saraab is portraying the reality of how ignorant we are towards mental illnesses and if someone is suffering they call it to be a case of “Kaala Jaadu” (black magic). Kudos to Hum TV for always talking about topics that are important and mental health is one such topic that needs to be educated about.
This is another drama with a different storyline that we might not have seen before. It is a story about a couple who have three boys out of which two moved abroad to settle their lives and the younger son Rohail is devoted to his parents and always tries to make his father happy. The couple is played by Rehan Sheikh and Sania Saeed who love each other dearly even after a marriage of several years. Be Adab also shows another storyline of domestic abuse. Fatima (Faryal Mehmood) was supposed to marry Rehan Sheikh’s older son but he goes abroad and she gets into an abusive marriage.
The drama also shows a wicked side of Hajra Yameen’s character Sheena who Rohail deeply loves. Sheena has a villainous undertone which would be interesting to see as the story progresses.
Raqeeb Se is written by the great Bee Gul. The show started off with a bang as the first episode was enough to grab our attention. The name of this drama is taken from Faiz Ahmed Faiz’s poem and just like the poem, this drama feels like a great work of art.
Raqeeb Se starts when two lovers who got separated 20 years ago come face to face under abnormal circumstances. Maqsood and Sakina loved each other but Sakina left Maqsood’s heartbroken when she chooses another man to marry. Now after 20 years, grief-stricken Sakina comes knocking at Maqsood’s home who is happily married to Hajra (Sania Saeed). Hajra welcomed Sakina with an open arm which was a kind gesture to receive husband’s ex-lover.
We also come to know that Hajra was in an abusive relationship which is why she came to Maqsood’s house.
We can’t wait to see how the story unfolds because we haven’t really seen anything like this on our TV screens before.
To Wrap It Up
This list includes dramas that are different from the usual dramas our TV industry blatantly shows. 2020 dramas really touched some topics audiences were eager to watch.
Also, this year we saw some strong-willed women on screens but still, we would like to see more roles like this.
But not to worry as there’s always a room for improvement. We need to come up with topics that are relevant in this modern time. Women may be emotional but that doesn’t make them incapable of standing for their rights.
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