Most of the Pakistani writers put a lot of effort into penning down stories that would hold the viewers’ interest. Lately, there has been a trend that these writers focus more on the negative characters since they are the ones who take the story forward most of the time. Making the positive and likable characters suffer for a long and making the negative character more powerful is unfortunately a way to keep the viewers hooked for longer. By doing so, the writers ensure that the viewers keep on waiting for the negative characters to be punished. It rarely ever happens that such characters get a gradual befitting ending; most often the writers rely on typical quick endings that are getting repetitive and therefore can be termed as typical endings. Such endings are a convenient way of punishing the negative character. Nowadays, such endings are also being used to redeem such characters which are definitely not satisfying but even frustrating for the viewers who wait for weeks to see these characters being punished.
Here is a list of Pakistani dramas that took the easy route and ended the tracks of the negative characters in the most typical and done-to-death manner:
Chup Raho was perhaps one of the very first dramas in which the negative character had so much screen presence that he had the viewers’ undivided attention. Numair was one of the evilest characters we have seen in Pakistani dramas which were hated by the viewers but were also the reason why people kept on watching the drama right till the end. The viewers obviously wanted to see Rameen happy in the end but they were even more eager to find out how the writer will make Numair pay for all his wrongdoings. Once Numair’s character got so much hate and attention primarily because of the way it was translated on screen, the makers of the drama decided to give this character a free hand. Numair got away with everything and single-handedly ruined Rameen’s life. He put her through hell over and over again until the time viewers were simply fed up with the negativity. In the end, he became delusional and ended up in the mental asylum. This punishment was too quick and not harsh enough considering how much pain he put everyone through. Showing that he was inside a mental prison completely helpless wasn’t the best ending and definitely one which was really typical!
Titlee was another drama serial that revolved around a negative character more than any other. The main protagonist Naila was a greedy and selfish young girl who never valued people who loved her and betrayed her husband who was always loyal and supportive. Right from the beginning, she looked after only her own interest and the entire drama was dedicated to her selfishness. Like all the other dramas in this list, people watched Titlee till the end to see how Naila will end up. After she was betrayed by the man she chose over her loyal but not so good-looking husband, Naila lost her senses completely. She also ended up in the mental asylum and because of the condition she was in, the viewers actually had reason to feel for her. By giving such characters an ending like this one, the writers somehow make people feel for them even though all through the drama the viewers are made to hate such characters.