These dramas have been aired in different periods, which were very much liked by the people, and these dramas have set a new history of popularity. The history of drama in Pakistan is almost fifty years old in which most of the time, the focus was on social issues or satire and humor, but it is also a fact that patriotic dramas have also been aired in different periods, which gained popularity.
We've compiled a list of some of the best dramas of all time that have taught us patriotism as well as been a super hit.
Sipahi Maqbool Hussain is the chapter in Pakistan's history that, after being closed for four decades, opened a wave of grief and anger across the nation.
The drama serial on the life of Maqbool Hussain, a Pakistani soldier who was imprisoned in India for 40 years, was co-produced by ISPR and Interflow Communications Limited, showing how the soldier joined the Azad Kashmir Regiment. He went missing during the 1965 Pak-India war.
Hassan Niazi played the role of young Maqbool Hussain while Haider Imam Rizvi gave his instructions, which showed how much the soldier was tortured to find out his identity, but he always wrote number 335139 in reply. However, his tongue and nails were also cut off during the violence.
Forty years later, during the transfer of civilian prisoners from India in 2005, Maqbool Hussain was also extradited to Pakistan at the Wagah border. His parents and brother had all passed away. At the end of the drama, the real soldier, Maqbool Hussain, is shown being greeted with flowers and honors by the military.
Shoaib Mansoor was the director of this most popular drama of his time. The drama serial, produced in collaboration with the Pakistan Army Public Relations Department, tells the story of three friends who go through different ups and downs of life. Kashif's desire to say goodbye to the army and Faraz's mischief to wake up his friend will force you to stare at the screen until serious matters begin.
In the same way, the naughty Kashif's approach to the Siachen Glacier gradually becoming serious and risking his life for his country makes everyone magical. This serial, which aroused love in the heart for the Pakistan Army, had broken all kinds of records in its time, and it is still as enjoyable to watch it as it was to watch it for the first time.
The drama, co-produced by 7th Sky Entertainment and ISPR and directed by Aehsun Talish, was aired on Pakistan Television. The cast included big stars like Humayun Saeed, Adnan Siddiqui, Ahsan Talish, Laila Zubair and Amina Sheikh, Banish Chauhan, and Imran Abbas.
The story of this drama shows how the army not only works to save Pakistan from enemies but also comes forward to help those affected by natural disasters. In the end, Humayun's death saddens onlookers and shows how strong the spirit of sacrifice is in military personnel.
If anyone has the honor of being the first action drama in the history of PTV, it is the “Dhuwan” that also expresses patriotism. It was written by Asher Azeem and he also played the lead role of a police officer and an undercover agent, while the roles of Nabil, Nazli Nasr, and Nayyar Ijaz are still remembered today.
Directed by Sajjad Ahmed, the play beautifully portrays the activities of criminal elements in Pakistani society and the weaknesses of the police, which are handled by a handful of young people, whose friendship also touches the minds of onlookers. she does. The tragic ending of this play was also very effective and is still considered a classic today.
The telefilm, based on the last voyage of the PNS Ghazi submarine, was a PTV presentation written by Asad Muhammad Khan.
In Ghazi Shaheed, the submarine was sent on a landmine mission when the situation in East Pakistan deteriorated. However, while completing the mission, the submarine collided with a landmine and was destroyed. The play was co-produced by ISPR with PTV and directed by Kazim Pasha.
The CRS project, for which ISPR provided logistical support, was jointly presented on PTV and Hum TV in 2009, written by Asghar Nadeem Syed and directed by Kashif Nisar. The story of the 16-episode drama revolves around an extremist leader active in Swat and the tribal areas. Helicopters and soldiers of the Pakistan Army participated in the shooting of this mega serial in collaboration with the Public Relations Department of the Pakistan Army. A Pakistani army major was also given a major role in the drama serial.
The drama dramatizes the true stories of various acts and acts of terrorism in the country during the last few years. In sixteen episodes, a covert role behind the terrorist incidents in different places in the country is also exposed. The character's face has not been featured in the entire serial, nor has he been given a name. Interpreted as a "secret hand," the character's role is to instruct and compensate the drama's villainous extremist leader over the telephone for terrorist acts. The cast of the play included Gibran, Sara Chaudhry, Ayub Khoso, Noman Ijaz, Ayesha Khan, and Iram Akhtar.
What is unique about this drama is that it won the award for best drama of the year at the 2009 PTV Awards, while for the Lux Style Awards 2010, it was nominated in 5 categories, including the best drama serial 2009, Khawar Azhar (producer), best Writer Asghar Nadeem Syed, Best Director Kashif Nisar, Best Actor Noman Ijaz and Best Actress Ayesha Khan, among whom it won the Best Drama and Best Writer awards.
A memorable performance of the Pakistan Navy in the 1965 war was aired on a long drama serial PTV in the '90s called Operation Dwarka.
The drama serial showed how the Pakistan Navy attacked and destroyed the Indian naval base at Dwarka, in which Talat Hussain and Shakeel played memorable roles. The destruction of the Dwarka radar station was essential to make the Indian Air Force's attacks ineffective.
The second purpose of the operation was to force the Indian navy in the ports out of the harbor so that they could be targeted by the "Submarine Ghazi".
The drama was aired on PTV and Urdu One, the story, and direction of which was jointly given by Syed Hussain Abbas and Shamim Bazal. The drama effectively portrayed the security forces' war on terror in Balochistan.
The Baloch people have been victims of terrorism for a long time. The play said that they are part of Pakistan and Pakistanis will not leave their brothers alone. The cast of the play included Asad Malik, Nadeem Baig, Noman Ijaz, Shamoon Abbasi, Madiha Iftikhar, and others.
The drama, which aired on PTV in the 1990s, was written by well-known poet Wasi Shah and he also starred in it. Hussam Qazi, Iqbal Hussain, and others were also part of the drama.
The drama was based on terrorism in the country and military action to combat it, which has taught a great lesson of patriotism and is still considered a classic.
The drama was also aired on PTV in 1991, in which the lives of young cadets of Pakistan Military Academy Kakul were beautifully portrayed.
In the drama serial, Saleem Sheikh decides to join the army despite his mother's wishes, where he and other new cadets face harsh treatment from senior officers, but this is only part of their rigorous and systematic training.
Most of the scenes in the drama are hilarious and show how juniors become seniors overnight to avenge their superiors.
The drama series 'Faseel-e-Jaan Se Aagay', co-produced by ISPR and CRS Public Relations, contained various stories of bravery and unparalleled bravery of Pakistani soldiers. The drama pays homage to the brave Pakistanis who played a vital role in securing Pakistan's future by telling great and timeless stories of bravery against terrorism and extremism in the country. The drama serial also reflects the impact and struggle of the war on terror on the lives of civilians and soldiers.
Pakistan Television aired dramas on the lives of soldiers who received the Nishan Haider Award to pay homage to the national heroes of the Pakistan Army. Among them, the dramas of 'Captain Sarwar Shaheed, Major Muhammad Tufail Shaheed, Aziz Bhatti Shaheed, and Rashid Minhas Shaheed' gained a lot of popularity.