Pakistan Television’s long plays famous for their unusual themes on pertinent sociocultural problems are still among the channel’s iconic productions.
PTV has taken the decision to revive the tradition of its golden period and also has started shooting ninety-minute-long plays. Stars and celebrities could be seen going in and out of the corridors of the Lahore Centre.
The first long play to be aired would be Main Who Aur Main. This is script of Riaz Ahmed Riaz. The story is based on a rural social taboo—honour killing and revolves around a man who murdered his sister. His parents want to save the man by not revealing the murder details and trying to make their daughter’s killing appear as a suicide. The writer has given focus on the moral values of the society in this play.
The cast of the play includes Haider Sultan—who is the son of Sultan Rahi, Ammara Butt and others. The play is the production of Matloob Baloch, who is pretty sure that the ninety-minutes play would bring the PTV audiences back to their television sets.
PTV dramas were known for classic dialogues, impressive characters and impactful roles, loaded with the amazing cast and the storyline based on some social issue. These plays made the golden era of the Pakistan Television and still reminds one of the iconic past of the television.
Plays like Na Qafas Na Ashiana and Mirza and Sons by Anwar Maqsood, Nangay Paaon by Ashfaq Ahmed and many more such plays of legendary writers like Banu Qudsia, Amjad Islam Amjad has left a deep mark on the audiences and during the era, they were on air the entire country used to watch them with interest.