Dramas of 21 January 2019: Monday
Since the end of Balaa, we have been left with a huge gap. It was one of the most enjoyable dramas on air these last few months and immensely popular as well. With it gone, it will be hard to fill the shoes of Balaa. While HUM’s Aatish and Geo’s Dil Kia Karay are adequate dramas, we have to see how the new drama by ARY, Bandish, will fare.
Aatish (HUM Tv) MD Productions
This drama has wonderfully maintained a level of quality few shows seem to focus on. While the story might not be overly dramatic or have too many plot twists like others, Aatish still feels like time well spent. In this week’s episode, Zara finally reveals her true mental state and her jealousy begins to show its head. In a fit, she throws Asma out of the house, who experiences pain due to the baby; it is only in the last few minutes of the episode that Shehryar shows up to rescue her. It ends on a thrilling and emotional note and we cannot wait to see what awaits for Asma!
Dil Kia Karay (Geo Tv) 7th Sky Entertainment
This drama has won our hearts! It is such a simple and understated
story yet done so well. Episode 2 focused on developing the relationships
between the characters and showing us their individual personalities only.
Suffice to say, this worked out very well as the audience immediately become
sympathetic to characters like Aimen and Arman. Yumna Zaidi and Feroze Khan are
amazing in their respective roles and reflect their characters’ dynamics
perfectly on screen. The best part about this drama is that for once there is
not anything over the top or dramatic; it is just a simple drama to relax to
and enjoy. Of course, things will speed up in the next episode but for now, we
love what we’re watching!
Bandish (ARY) Big Bang Entertainment
And now the drama that has to replace the void left by Balaa.
Bandish is far different from the others
on the list due to its unique topic: black magic. The thing about the horror
genre is that Pakistani dramas generally tend to distort the genre’s nature by
adding in the typical Pakistani drama characteristics. But for now, whether
Bandish falls down the same rabbit hole is yet to see. This Hira Mani starrer
looks promising for now, with an intriguing story and hopefully the directors
do it justice by not steering away from the central theme.
While Balaa was by far the most high-rated of all of these,
these three dramas are quite close in competition. As far as rating is
concerned, Aatish is currently leading but only because it has an established
plot; the other two have barely begun. We have a feeling the other two dramas
are going to put up a tough fight for the highest-rated Monday drama.
What did you think about this Monday’s dramas?
Umaima Munir is a film and theatre nerd who is extremely passionate about well-written scripts. Her love for television stems from days of watching old PTV dramas such as Andhera Ujala.