Let’s Talk About Dramas.

When I think of all the dramas that went on air this year, I can’t help but think that there were countless dramas which I started watching with great interest and found them engaging too but after ten episodes or so I completely lost interest in these plays and thought that I would probably catch up after the 20th episode or so. Has this ever happened with you? You started watching a play, enjoyed the story and acting and then lost interest in it after a few episodes? I would like to point out some of the reasons why this happens and how it can be avoided.

Firstly, in my opinion the producers need to stop stretching the plays to 20 episodes plus. If a play can be decently wrapped up in 15 episodes than why add five or more episodes? Obviously this is done in order to gain revenue. When a play is doing well it is extended unnecessarily in particular even if some of the episodes have to be added later on, case in point, Hamsafar and Shehr e Zaat. Durr e shehwar was one play that ended decently and was not stretched without end and therefore engaged its audience right till the end. In fact many people did not want it to end that early, is that not a better feeling than wanting the play to be finally over? Even with Hamsafar I remember feeling that the whole misunderstanding bit was being stretched without end.

When the dramas are stretched, the dialogues tend to be repetitive and the scenes too long which makes it difficult to look forward to the play week after week and catching up with it after a couple of weeks or so seems like the right thing to do.

Secondly, single track stories or a side track that is not interesting enough also makes a play less engaging. When the focus is on one person only or just one family it is nothing short of a feat to keep the interest of the audience alive. There should be multiple tracks in a play in order to make it more appealing.

Thirdly, Some of our dramas just become a little too serious and it would be a brilliant idea if there could be a comic character or a lighter side track in every play in order to break the monotony and bring a smile on people’s faces. Serious issues need to be addressed by our dramas but a lighter side track won’t hurt. In that way we can have some wholesome entertainment.

Fourthly, introducing new couples on-screen would also break the monotony. Our drama industry is blessed with some amazing actors and it is not that difficult to keep on experimenting by pairing different actors on-screen. We have enough bright directors too to create good chemistry between them, so why not.

Share with us how you feel about the points I discussed and if you would want to see these changes in our dramas.


Fatima Awan.

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  • -DF-

    Totally agreed 😀

    • FatimaAwan

      i am glad we agree DF:) keep reading and commenting:)

  • Altaf

    Totally agreed and as i gone through all the points i realized these were the aspects we used to find in our PTV drama serials, that’s why we are missing that charisma.

    • FatimaAwan

      Altaf, you are so right. I absolutely agree with you.

  • Aisha

    i agree with u soo much Fatima sister.. sorry i replied soo late on the review of mere dard ko jo zubaan mile.. mein boht busy thi.. with this review i agree and disagree. i feel that drama like mere dard ko etc.. should have extended its episodes as the ending didnt make sense at all aur maza bhi nahin aya..

    like humsafar it was watched by everyone. and someonline like me who is living in the UK where HUMTv doesnt come.. we get a bit glued oon with the drama.. mein pehle boht kaam dekhti thi dramas mein zyaada indians dramas dekhti thi.. abb pakistani dramas mein boht interest hogaya hai.. and in some ways its good as im doing a project on pakistan soo some of the dramas show and give me a idea of what to write..

    i totally agree with u that some dramas need some comedy in their.. ir u remember the drama band bajay ga that came on ary it had comedy but that drama had a moral at the end and at some bits it was serious..

    these days theirs such a big variety in dramas and it makes it harder as to which one to watch.. we havent had a drama that has had the best OST yet since Humsafar.. im just waiting for that.. <3 anyways.. baji i hope all is well.. mein sochri thi kay i should write the reviews for saba qamar's and ahsan khans drama.. its something called Na kaho tum mere ect.. but lets see if i get time i will do it..

    khair baji take care.. duan mein yaad rakhen..xxx<3

    • FatimaAwan

      Socho nahi likh du review:) You should why don't you. Thank you so much Aisha for always taking out time to read what I write and giving you feedback, it means a lot to me.

  • Farhat

    Totally agree with on all points. DES was really interesting, & I for one did not want it to end after 15 episodes. The last couples of episodes of Humsafar & SEZ were stretched without any reason & became extremely boring esp. SEZ.

    • FatimaAwan

      Farhat thank you for reading and commenting. keep visiting:)

  • Sheroz Sanober

    Fatima …. I agree with you. Things should not be stretched and bring on the edge of making it boring or divert Audience interest. Single track story is not possible for every writer and this needs strong grip on story, dialogues plus appealing cost which is not possible every time. Side track stories keep audience engaged in main track. Comic characters should be added only if they coincide with the main story but sometimes jokes and comic dialogues are so awkward and boring that look out of place. This is my opinion.

  • samar

    i agree with the writer…….i think with regard to all the points mentioned coke kahani is a good example of a drama which has the right balance of comedy, drama and intersting side stories……producers should take pointers from that drama

  • Nosheen

    Atleast "ye zindge ha" ko to bend ker do, typical bukwas tareen drama ha. pta nhe kon dekhta esko ab tek.