Pakistani drama industry has long been praised for its content not only in Pakistan but by international audiences as well. While most screenplays are praised for their content, what stands out in local plays are their original soundtracks (OSTs) which are equally powerful and catchy and they will stay with you long after the drama has drawn to a conclusion.
Here are our top 5 picks for best and most popular title tracks on television right now:
1. Do Bol
Whether you watch this drama or not, the OST became so popular that people are playing the catchy and emotive song in their cars, as well. The drama which features Affan Waheed, Hira Mani and Haroon Shahid in lead roles although has reached its culmination point, the soundtrack which is sung by Nabeel Shaukat and Aima Baig became extremely popular with more than 22 million views on YouTube.
One of the most underrated drama on TV right now, Hania stars Junaid Khan in his first ever negative role and his performance has been par excellence. The song which is originally written and sung by Pakistani band Bayaan’s lead vocalist Asfar Hussain is melodious and likely to stay with you. The music and lyrics are powerful and creates a surge of emotion in the listener. Hania is directed by Qasim Ali Mureed and produced by Humayun Saeed and Shahzad Nasib.
One of the most popular dramas on TV right now, Anaa stars Hania Aamir, Shehzad Sheikh in lead roles. What stands out in this soundtrack is our introduction to Hania as a singer. Written by Imran Raza and composed by Sahir Ali Bagga, Hania and Sahir are the vocalists and the song ticks all the right boxes. Directed by Shahzad Kashmiri and produced by Momina Duraid, the OST of this drama has more than 3 million views.
There is something about songs from Ayeza Khan’s dramas, they always seem to strum the strings of the audience’s hearts and her new play Yaariyan‘s OST has done that, once again. The drama stars Ayeza, Junaid Khan, Momal Sheikh and Muneeb Butt in lead roles. The song is penned down by Qamar Nashad, the song is sung by Nabeel Shaukat and it currently has nearly 3 million views on YouTube. Momina Mustehsan released an acoustic cover of the song which will likely make it more popular than it already is.
5. Suno Chanda
Although the song released last year, as Suno Chanda 2 returns this Ramadan, the song will find its way back to the audience. The highly-anticipated rom-com Ramadan special drama features Iqra Aziz and Farhan Saeed in lead roles. The lyricist Aehsun Talish has also directed the play and it is composed by Naveed Nashad. The track is beautifully sung by the very talented Farhan.