5+ Desi Dramas That You Can Binge Watch Guilt-Free
Dramas are one of the biggest sources of entertainment for a lot of people. Some people are addicted to watching dramas, while others consider it a huge waste of time, but yet for most, it is indeed a guilty pleasure.
I have always been the kind of person, who has always kept the TV time restricted, but winters often bring in that urge to stay in bed and watch dramas. I am always conflicted about what to watch because I don’t want to entirely waste my time on things that are meaningless and pointless.
This season I asked some of my friends for recommendations about their favorite dramas; the dramas that moved them and the dramas that are their all-time favorite.
Here’s a list of some of the desi programs and telefilms that you can binge watch, without having to feel guilty, even if you finish the entire thing in a day.
Nothing is better than staying in, with a warm up of coffee or hot chocolate (it is most definitely hot chocolate for me) and having your eyes glued to a drama, that you just cannot stop watching. Here’s a list that kept me totally hooked.
Udaari, aired on Hum TV gained a lot of popularity. They did a great job raising one of the most important and a sensitive social issue; child abuse.
They handled this sensitive issue really well and Udaari was a huge hit. This drama made it to the headlines and for all the right reasons. The plotline was amazing, every single character was written so intensely and the ending was totally exceptional and meaningful.
This was one of the dramas that I was hooked on till the very last episode. The character of Imtiaz that was played by Ahsan Khan was commendable. Keeping aside the fact that he was the villain in the drama, he was one of my most favorite characters.
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Lipstick under my Burkha is an Indian black comedy film written and directed by Alankrita Shrivastava and produced by Prakash Jha. It is controversial, it is epic and it is focused on how society perceives a woman's freedom and vulgarity and how the world tries to restrict women in everything they do.
The film premiered at the Tokyo and Mumbai Film Festivals, where it won the Spirit of Asia Prize and the Oxfam Award for Best Film on Gender Equality and I feel like that this award was well deserved.
In a society ruled by patriarchy, where women have to live a life of restrictions and a life dictated by men and the society, and feet shackled to the ground. This is a story of women taking charge; this is a story of women who went out and took a charge of their own lives. A little radical, but with a lesson on take a stand for yourself.
Lust stories is a 2018 Indian anthology film, consisting of four short film segments directed by Anurag Kashyap, Zoya Akhtar, Dibakar Banerjee, and Karan Johar. This is an amazing series that focuses on female sexuality and sex positivity; the topics that are considered to be taboo especially in a desi society.
Talking about these issues is necessary and I am so glad this series exists and I had fun watching it. The characters were intense and I enjoyed watching it.
I learned something; I learned how important it is for women to own their sexuality. We, as a society need to look above repressing sexuality of the women. It obviously included some heated moments though; always the perk. ;)
Aakhri Station was aired by Hum TV and is one of my most absolute favorite dramas. The best thing about this series was that it covered a range of issues, from depression to AIDS to controlling husbands and domestic violence.
Mental health is still one of the topics that people still hesitate to work on. This is one of the topics that people don’t even want to consider and I think this drama did an amazing job to convey the message.
AIDS is also one of the taboo topics on which close to none drama has been made. The amazing acting, the awesome script did create an impact and I am just so glad that I actually came across this drama and watched it.
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The entire team of Khuda Mera Bhi Hai did an amazing job on raising a major issue regarding the intersex childbirth and how much the society resent them and how the world lacks the tolerance towards them.
It was one of the most thought-provoking programs and while some parts it saddened me, it was still a drama totally worth watching. It was aired on ARY digital and I honestly think it was a commendable effort.
Baaghi was a biopic on Qandeel Baloch, her life and her struggles and how she had to pay the cost for being rebellious by her life.
The main character is played by Saba Qamar and once again she aced it. From the plotline to acting, everything was just perfect. This is one of the dramas that I recommend to everybody and I don't regret binge-watching on it more than once.
This drama serial was all about resilience, fighting the norms, standing up for yourself and living your life. It also explored the harsh realities of our society and how the world never really accepts strong women.
This drama serial, besharam was all about the stereotypes; it focused on the double standards of the society and how the society treats a woman belonging to the big screen. It was all about our perception of modeling and acting and the entire field.
Saba Qamar aced the character as always and after Baaghi it was one of the most intense and strongest characters played by Saba Qamar and I hope to see her play more strong characters like this. She’s strong, smart, sexy and everything that puts life in a program.