Netflix has picked up and launched its first ever Pakistani drama serials for viewing through its global streaming service. Streaming pioneer Netflix has finally launched Pakistani drama serials.
Netflix members will now be able to watch Humsafar, Zindagi Gulzaar Hay, and Sadqay Tumhare on the global streaming service. It hasn’t been too long since the famous worldwide content streaming app Netflix came to Pakistan, and now judging from their latest move, it’s pretty clear that they plan to score big over here too.
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Humsafar is a Family Drama/Serial Drama/Romance Drama directed by Sarmad Sultan Khoosat. The drama serial is based on a novel of the same name which was written by Farhat Ishtiaq. The drama serial originally aired on a famous Pakistani TV channel called HUM TV from 24th September 2011 to 3rd March 2012.
Zindagi Gulzaar Hai is a very popular Pakistani romance based soup opera, directed by Sultana Siddiqui and produced by Momina Duraid of Moomal Productions. This show was broadcasted originally on HUM TV as well from 30th November 2012 to May 2013 in Pakistan. Zindagi Gulzar Hai is a quite famous among the female population since it has a strong female protagonist in the lead role.
Sadqay Tumhare is another drama serial which was aired on HUM TV back in 2014. This drama serial is a bio-geographical romantic drama serial which was based on the life of the show’s writer himself, Khalil-Ur-Rehman Qamar. The show opened with a hit rating of 6.0 TRPs (Television Rating Points) and won the Best Drama Serial Popular for the 3rd Hum Awards in 2015.
It is good to see Netflix adding local Pakistani media content to its ever-growing catalog of tv shows and movies. If Netflix truly wants to become a global media behemoth, steps such as these can help the company connect with local users more than ever. Here’s to hoping the US-based company brings more Pakistani drama serials to its stable, especially after bringing offline playback to its app.