Bewafai Turkish Dramas history
Article by Aiman Amjad
There was a time when Pakistani media industry was not much grown and there was just one channel which had fixed timing of dramas, cartoons, news and other programs. These all programs used to be family oriented but now the scene is totally opposite. There is chain of channels which is having all kind of stuff. Now, our industry is not just showing its own bold dramas but it is also broadcasting foreign dramas like Indian and Turkish, and destroying our culture.
Turks have expanded their empire through media industry and their soaps are a big cause of cultural invasion in Pakistan. It has never been seen before that Ottoman Turks expended their culture as far as today’s Pakistan. This new trend has taken the Indian dramas off the screen from Pakistanicable TV.Islamic culture is in danger due to the promotion of this bold and western culture, as well as local industry is getting itsstatus low day by day.
The very first Turkish drama was on aired in Pakistan on the channel Urdu 1 named “Ishq e mamnoo
Humsafar. This drama got very high attention of audience like Indian dramas got in the start.” after Pakistani drama “Humsafar” and was super hit which stole limelight away from our super hit serial
After Ishq-e-Mamnoon, another Turkish drama Minahilaor Khalil made its way to Pakistan. Later, Bewafai, Noor, Fareeha, Muhabbat, Intikam, YehhaiMeriKahani, Fatima Gul, Ezel, Asi, MeeraPyarMeenay, JunoonTerePyarKa and many more occupied the prime time of all the channels.The top five Turkish dramas included “Fatimagul”, “Fariha”, “Manahil or khalil” and “Mera sultan.”Currently Mera sultan is being broadcasted on Geo Kahani which is based on the life of powerful Ottoamn ruler. This drama has captured the attention of people all over the country.
The extreme emotions and fashion petrified Pakistani nation for a long time. In the start, Hum TV resisted this trend but after a while started to on air these plays too. Other Tv channels are also going to start these dramas just to achieve TRP and high rating.