Mondays feature three promising dramas: Balaa on ARY, HUM TV’s Aatish and the newly started Dil Kia Karay by Geo. All three of these dramas have been quite entertaining however Balaa ended with its last episode last night and it left a huge impact on us. Now the question is: of all of these dramas, which one is better than the rest?
Balaa (ARY Digital) Big Bang Entertainment
The last episode of Balaa ended on a thrilling yet grim note as Taimoor (Bilal Abbas Khan) takes his ultimate revenge on Nigaar (Ushna Shah) for all the troubles she had brought in to his life. The entire last episode spans over the time that Taimoor takes to mentally torture Nigaar until she eventually turns insane, just like she had done to his mother.
I was certainly disturbed to a large degree by this end. Although by no means did I want Taimoor to forgive Nigaar and forget everything she had done to him, the ending was so disturbing since Taimoor truly became the new Balaa of the drama.
For some reason, it did not seem that much of a happy ending for any of the characters. However, Taimoor does turn the house into an Edhi centre which was one small positive thing. Balaa has been extremely entertaining to watch throughout and was well-directed, but we wish they would have taken the storyline to another direction. Such dramas might not intend to but do end up giving the wrong message. Ushna Shah did tremendous acting in this last episode and truly gave her best in depicting Nigaar’s steady descent into madness. In addition Samina Peerzada , Bilal Abbas, Sajid Hassan performed exceptionally!
If you’re not easily disturbed by such grim content, we highly recommend watching this drama.
Aatish (HUM Tv) Momina Duraid Productions
Directed by Momina Duraid, Aatish is by far the most enjoyable drama to watch from these three for me. It has a well-paced storyline, characters you want to sympathize with and commendable acting by lead stars Hina Altaf Khan and Azfar Rehman. In last night’s episode Shehryar returns to find Asma pregnant and has an emotional breakdown. The episode essentially revolves around Shehryar’s mental and emotional state as he struggles to come to terms with everything and get over his affection for Asma. Hina Altaf Khan truly shined in her role as Asma and plays the character beautifully and convincingly. Aatish has remained a lighthearted and fun watch throughout every episode. The social commentary on class divide is in particular my personal favorite aspect of this drama.
Dil Kia Karay (Geo Tv) 7th Sky Entertainment
Last but not the least, Geo’s new drama Dil Kia Karay began. For the time being, it looks promising even though we’re not quite sure where the story might go. However, it is only in its inceptions and the cast certainly gives us something to hold on to. Feroze Khan and Yumna Zaidi were a duo we never thought would go well, but it is a delight to see them acting so well together on screen. The drama’s director Mehreen Jabbar promises that this drama will highlight a social issue as well, which we can’t wait to see.
Although it just finished, Balaa still ends up on the top
with a gripping storyline and shocking content. It is also the highest rating
drama and for good reason. While it was not my personal favorite due to the
unnecessarily negative content, it still was an enjoyable drama and we’re sad
to see it leave our screens.
Aatish was my favorite of all of these because it has an
equal amounts of good acting, well-written script and pleasing setting. Dil Kia
Karay seems promising but then again, it is still in its inception and quite a
lot of dramas begin with a bang but then simmer down eventually. Hopefully this
drama won’t be like that and actually end up becoming something to look forward
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.