Top 5 soundtracks from Pakistani soaps

Just as wonderful as their lingering short series, the accompanying soundtracks to Pakistani soaps are equally powerful. Despite the controversy over banning Pakistani artistes, the sophisticated, well-shot Pakistani soaps on Zindagi are a breath of fresh air from over-dramatized, over-killed everything Indian soaps. Here’s a list of some of our favourites, that always leave us wanting more:

1. HUMSAFAR:
Sung by: Qurat-ul-Ain Balouch  aka QB, whose quite the Diva (more on her soon, we promise!)
Lines we heart: ‘Adaavatein thi, Taghaaful thaa, Ranjishein theen Magar… Bicharne wale main sab kuch tha bewafai na thi…
Other takeaways: The gorgeous Fawad Khan, need we say more?

2. Mere Qatil Mere Dildar:
Sung by: Sara Raza Khan and Sohail Haider
Lines we heart: Chahe Tum Mujhko Sawaro, Chahe Barbad Karo, Bhool Jayo Mujhe Tum Jake, Mujhe Yaad Karo…
Mere Qatil Mere Dildar, Mere Paas Raho
Other takeaways: The sizzling chemistry between the hit lead pair of Ahsaan Khan and Mehwish Hyatt

3. DIL-E-MUZTAR (Dil-e-nadaan in India):

Sung by: Waqar Ali and sung by Alycia Dias
Lines we heart: Qayamat hai yeh tark-e-arzoo bhi, Mujhe aksar wo yaad aaya bohut hai, Magar is dil ne tadpaya bahut hai, Dil-e-muztar ko samjhaya bahut hai
Other takeaways: This song was also recorded and performed by the legendary Farida Khanum.

4. DIL-E-NADAAN OST BARI AAPA:
Sung by: Tina Sani, composed by Farrukh Abid & Shoaib Farrukh
Lines we heart: Hum hain mushtaq aur woh bezaar hain, Ya ilaahi ye maajra kiya hai… Dil e naadan tujhe hua kiya hai, Aakhir is dard ki dawa kya hai, Dil e naadaan…
Other takeaways: Ghalib’s words…

5. AAJ RANG HAI:
Sung
and composed by: Ustad Sahir Ali Bagga, new lyrics by Asim Raza: Based on Amir Khusro’s original theme
Lines we heart: Koi Chunaar Maange Phool Pattiyaan, tori lagaan jayo mar matiyaan… 
Other takeaways: The fresh treatment and good arrangement, new lyrical play (on Khusro’s original) of this version of the song — which had already cemented itself in our hearts in the voice of the legend Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan & Amir Khusro’s original lyrics — make it a worthy successor of good measure.

Tell us your favourites, we’d love to hear back from you

@MalvikaNanda

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