Is 'Cheekh' an adaption of the 1993 Indian film 'Damini'?

Is ‘Cheekh’ an adaption of the 1993 Indian film ‘Damini’?

The infamous name “Damini” rings a bell for all film connoisseurs, or anyone who grew up watching 90s Bollywood movies. And if you are one of those who were deprived of this joy, the memorable “Tarikh pay Tarikh” dialogue by Sunny Deol will most definitely help you remember. Rajkumar Santoshi’s powerful and gripping movie about […]

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Celebrities Giving Us Major Hair Inspiration With These Super Trendy Looks!

New year calls for change and celebrities are welcoming the new year with style! We have compiled all the celebrity hair styles that are totally eye catching and potential trendsetters of 2019! Curls seem very in with the celebs these days! First up we absolutely love Naveen Waqar’s look at Karchi Eat. It is both […]

8 reasons why we cannot wait for Alif !

The cast of Alif is busy shooting in Turkey and the pictures have gotten us even more excited. While we wait rather anxiously for the drama to wrap up and air lets have a look at a few photos and reasons why we are excited about the project! The cast! First and foremost the cast […]

5 must watch dramas of 2019

5 must watch dramas of 2019!

With the new year, there is a new wave of dramas. Some have already started and some are just gearing up to grace our screens. We have listed a few 2019 Dramas that have got our hopes up! 1.Aangan This period drama needs no introduction! After making the audience wait for an entire year the […]

Bilal Abbas to play the male version of Nigar from Balaa in Cheekh?

Bilal Abbas has recently been seen in the character of Taimoor in Balaa. He played a naive, straightforward and a simple man who is deceived by Nigar time and again. While, Nigar’s character which was played by Ushna Shah is truly treacherous and malicious, another character is set to hit our screens who is truly […]

Aiman Khan and Muneeb Butt’s honeymoon pictures are adorable!

Aiman Khan and Muneeb Butt recently tied the knot in an extravagant ceremony. The internet was flooded with their wedding pictures recently! The two looked like a match made in heaven. While Aiman made a beautiful bride, Muneeb also looked good as a traditional groom. Read More: Aiman and Muneeb’s wedding extravaganza The much adored […]

Junaid Khan talks about his upcoming drama, Kam Zarf

After the immense love Junaid Khan received on his recent projects Ishq-Tamasha (Hum Tv), Silsalay (Geo Tv) and Khasara (Ary), the versatile singer turned actor will be seen on Geo Tv, in his upcoming drama, Kasa-e-Zaat. Junaid Khan has graced us with popular song hits through Call (band), the superstar has now busied himself in […]

Aangan is leaving fans high and dry!

The hyped period drama that has been on our radar for quite some time finally aired on HUM TV last Thursday and it was totally worth the wait! The episode was titled as a visual treat along with amazing acting, sets and background score. Read more: Aangan’s first episode visually gorgeous with an engrossing storyline However […]

The team of Cheekh has raised an important question: apne munh per taale kab tak?

The second teaser of the upcoming drama Cheekh is out. This powerful teaser gives us more insight into the drama. The drama being produced by The Bang Entertainment stars Saba Qamar, Bilal Abbas, Aijaz Aslam, Maira Khan, Azekah Daniel, Noor Hassan and others. While the makers talked about the drama targeting a social issue, we […]

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Who is Chammi’s mystery guy Manzoor? Aangan’s big question!

Few hours before the first episode of Aangan airs tonight at 8 PM on Hum TV, and we are still pondering over Chammi’s mystery guy Manzoor.  We see Chammi mention it in a teaser yet there is no face to the name as yet.     View this post on Instagram   A post shared […]

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5 reasons to watch Aangaan

Every once in while there comes a drama that get audience hooked.  It is usually till after the drama begins to air that this happens, but in case of Aangaan it is the opposite. The drama is a much awaited one and viewers will finally get to see it tomorrow at 8 PM on Hum […]

Time travel with Farhan Saeed’s Aangaan OST “Hari Hari”!

It is Tuesday folks which means we have two days left before the much anticipated drama of the year Aangan starts.  The full version of the OST has been released and it is absolutely melodious! The song has been sung by Farhan Saeed and Naveed Nashad. The lyrics are penned down by Imran Raza and […]

On-screen couples that ruled dramas in 2018

As we approach the end of the year lets look back at the on-screen couples that ruled TV screens this year. Iqra Aziz and Farhan Saeed  First up the most loved Ramadan transmission drama became a big hit. The adorable couple of Iqra Aziz (as Jiya) and Farhan Saeed (as Arsal) managed to display amazing […]

Highlights of this Week!

Every week, we will bring to you the highlights of our content! While we thank you for loving and appreciating us, here’s a recap of few of our articles, in case you missed out! Following is what’s trending: The Aineeb Wedding!  Aiman Khan and Muneeb Butt tied the knot recently! Their colourful pictures have been […]

Aangan’s teasers have got viewers excited!

The teasers of the much awaited period drama Aangan have started pouring in and we are loving them. From the ladies adorning gorgeous jewellery, to the men in kurta pajamas with nawabi caps, the outfits, looks, filmy background score and poetry all takes us back in time. The drama is a adaption of Khadija Mastoor’s […]

Novel adaptations & period dramas:the saving grace of Pakistani Dramas?

Hum TV is no stranger to period dramas, we decided to take a voyage back into time to review our old dramas which have truly become the saving grace of our drama industry, with tales situated in the good old times. Sadaqay Tumharay and Dastan are two much acclaimed dramas of Hum Tv. While the […]

Maryam pereira: a story that needs to be told!

Drama and film makers have a responsibility towards their audience as content creators to educate them. Their projects can played a major role in changing mindsets and attitudes. Also they have the power to highlight issues that are often neglected. TV One is one of those channels that has set precedent to tell stories based […]

The Power of Sentiment in Drama Serial Haiwan by ARY DIGITAL

Pakistani Drama Industry is deeply devoted into portraying the most realistic image of human sentiments and emotions possible. Almost all the dramas being made present human sentiments in raw form and showcase how a person truly feels going through the ups and downs of life’s cruelty. Similar is the case with Drama Serial Haiwan which […]

Baba Jaani- An Exploration of Characters.

Any drama with Faisal Qureshi is a foolproof recipe for success and for good reason: impeccable acting and never failing to pick a project that falls short of impressive. Hence, his debut production series “Baba Jaani” has a lot to live up to. Add in seasoned actors such as Saba Hamid as well as a […]

A Trip Down the Drama Lane

Drama in Pakistan has evolved a lot over time, where the very portrayal of a household has changed. In addition, the themes and dialogues have also gone through some major changes. The privatization of channels and evolving themes have changed the entire discourse of Pakistani Drama. Old but Not Forgotten Back in the days, PTV […]

The Question of Gender in Mainstream Pakistani Dramas.

Pakistani Drama Industry has gone deep and beyond in search of themes and subjects for serials that not only mirrors life but also explore the meaning behind it. It has produced serials depicting life in its every form and the pros and cons that come with it. But, one thing the industry is still struggling […]

Ranjha Ranjha Ker di; a story of a Christian convert to Islam who is fighting for respect.

“Ranjha Ranjha Ker di!” A beautiful name indeed. When I first heard the name of this drama in a promo, I foresaw a girl who has fallen heads over heels in love with a boy, who may and may not like the girl back. I knew, that this will be a drama, where the girl […]

5 Pakistani dramas that left with a question mark on society:

Drama Industry of Pakistan has always been one of the pioneers of breaking the silence and questioning social norms of our society. Several dramas have been made addressing the social taboos which were considered a No-Go area for the genre of entertainment before. Pakistani Drama Industry has started questioning social norms and breaking the stereotypical […]

KHUD PARAST: RAISING AWARENESS ON DOMESTIC VIOLENCE!

Khud Parast is a sensational piece of art that is running successfully on ARY digital nowadays. This serial is raising awareness on many important issues of our society including domestic violence. It is written by Radain Shah and directed by Syed Aabis Raza. It has a phenomenal star cast including Ramshah Khan and Shehzad Sheikh […]

Pakistani Dramas Based on English Novels & Films.

The Ghost A mega-production of HUM TV, “The Ghost” was based on an English novel of the same title by Danielle Steel. It was dramatized for television in the Urdu language by Umera Ahmad and starred great actors like Faisal Qureshi, Nadia Jamil, Asif Raza Mir, Samina Peerzada, Savera Nadeem, Sania Saeed, and Rehan Sheikh. […]

TAJDEED E WAFA: A Top Notch Depiction Of Dysfunctional Families

The term Dysfunction family refers to a family having a relationship that is not conducive to the physical and emotional health of the family members. It often leads to conflicts, maltreatment, and misbehaviors. These families generally have lower levels of mental peace, content, and happiness. Dysfunctional families are a social problem for two main reasons. […]

Kaisi Aurat Hoon Mein: Women must say NO to financial abuse

Recently, the drama serial Kaisi Aurat Hoon Mein is ended on Hum TV. Apart from women empowerment, it gives a strong message and awareness to the working and domestic women of our society. Let’s have a look at what our women folk can learn from Kaisi Aurat Hoon Mein: Never give the financial authority to […]

Who Knows the Real Meaning of Honour in “Lashkara”?

The question of honor is ineluctable in our society, especially because it always gets associated with a woman, forming another example of our patriarchal notions. Without reflecting on their own activities, many brothers, fathers, and husbands perpetrate various kinds of brutalities on women related to them only in the name of honor. One such act […]

Ki Jaana Mein Kaun: When Identity Becomes the Biggest Issue

Adopting a parentless and heirless child is a noble thing but such noble causes become an identity issue as well. Same is the story of Ki Jaana Main Kaun and Meher (Minal Khan). Written by Uzma Iftekhar and Furqan Sahir, this is a compelling tale of a girl’s credentials which invite a big chaos in […]

Four Big Serials Gracing Our Small Screen This October

The art form of TV drama can be called the image of society shown on the small screen. Four mega serials have gone on air during October 2018 on different channels include: Maryam Pereira, Haiwan, Deedan, and Romeo Weds Heer. Drama/ TV Channel Director Cast Production House Genre Maryam Pereira/ TV One Iqbal Hussain Emmad […]

Band Khirkiyan: When Husbands Become “Khudas” instead of “Mijaazi Khudas”

Domestic abuse comes in many forms. It can be physical, as was depicted in Pakistani drama serial “Jackson Heights”, it can be subtle, as is being shown in the serial “Kaisi Aurat Hoon Mein” running currently, and it can also be highly toxic, affecting both your mental and physical health and draining all your energy […]

Faysal Qureshi looks divergent in ‘Haiwan’

‘Haiwan’ is going to portray a story that revolves around the issue of child protection. In our society we have many issues to cater and that’s why in modern age we do not give much attention towards the issues of this nature. Faysal Qureshi is going to play a lead role in this drama, his […]

‘Lashkara’ Is Raising Some Untold Issues Of Our Society

Writer Zafar Miraj has taken it upon himself to shine light on social issues and has been quite successful in doing so. On the other hand director Kashif Nisar is able to induce soul in the script of Zafar Miraj. Lashkara, starring Mohsin Abbas Haider, Ushna Shah and Imran Ashraf is a reflection of where […]

Five dramas that are based on true stories and created powerful impact

We have a large number of dramas that are based on true stories but there are very few dramas who created a stalwart mark and gained a humongous response from the masses. If we consider the era from 2007 to 2018 then we will surely have a good number of dramas that will be eligible […]

TV one becomes the first channel to portray such unique subjects

Our Drama Industry is becoming expansive by grabbing audience across the country and also covering the other regions of the world. Dramas on different subjects are coming in a wide range; we have seen dramas based on domestic violence, child abuse and on many other social issue based topics. Undoubtedly we have now an extensive […]

Why We Need Dramas Like ‘Akhri Station’ & ‘Zun Mureed’

Akhri Station: This drama revolves around the hardships faced by the women of our society. It’s based on 7 characters that share their problems with each other in the compartment of train during their journey from Lahore to Karachi. Issues highlighted in “Akhri Station” include domestic violence against the women, acid attacks, forced prostitution, drug […]

Is Bulbulay Unsuitable for Children?

The drama industry of Pakistan seems to prefer quantity over quality. This is also true for sitcoms being produced nowadays. Creativity has taken a back seat, plots of these comedy/sitcoms are usually very weak. One wonders why writers cannot think of comedy in story lines other than those revolving around family politics. The jokes and […]

USTAANI JEE: A REALISTIC SUPER-HERO OF A REALISTIC WORLD

What characterizes super-heroes is their ability to solve the problems of human beings in a matter of a few seconds. They are brave, helpful and supportive. However, the superheroes we usually come across have unrealistic attributes attached to them as well. We are not always sure of what it is that has turned them into […]

Ali Josh: The Joshilaa Additon in Industry

Last year we have seen some refreshing additions in Pakistani drama industry that includes the likes of the promising Bilal Abbas Khan and Ahad Raza Mir. As our drama industry is moving forward at full speed, simultaneously, there is an exponential increase in the space for new talent. People wish to see fresh, talented faces […]

Why Nadia Khan’s Comeback Becomes Important to Analyse

When Nadia Khan entered the Pakistani drama industry in the 1990’s, the image she formed of herself was of a young and happy-go-lucky girl. She played the adventurous and bold woman of Haseena Moin in Des Pardes and Pal Do Pal, the bubbly heroine of Ali Haider in Jaane Kyun, the carless wife in Bandhan […]