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:
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…
Sung and composed by: Ustad Sahir Ali Bagga, new lyrics by Asim Raza: Based on Amir Khusro’s original theme
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