Geo Kahani, another channel by Geo TV , was launched on 16 May 2013 as a replacement to Aag TV. The channel broadcasts foreign dubbed dramas along with local dramas. If we talk about the High Ranking Dramas aired on Geo Kahani, “Mera Sultan” and “Jodha Akbar” take their position on first rank. Both of the shows were aired on the prime time on Geo Kahani . Jodha Akbar enjoys audience’s attention from Monday to Thursday from 8-9 pm and Mera Sultan became favorite at 9-10 pm from Monday to Thursday.
Mera Sultan is one of Turkish Dramas aired on the local channels of Pakistan. Among very few dramas, Mera Sultan joined the league of hit dramas that received tremendous applause by the audience. The overall cost of airing a dubbed drama is comparatively low and the response from Pakistani society. Mera Sultan is a soap that has total 4 seasons and the 4th one is in the production pipeline.
The whole story is based upon the Ottoman Empire and thus gained popularity in various Muslim Countries like Pakistan. The lead cast of the drama includes Suleiman- king and his beautiful wife Hurrem. With certain twists in the drama, the story revolves around Hurrem who wants to be a mother of Suleiman’s child so that she can be Sultana of Ottoman court. With lots of hardships faced by Hurrem, in the end she becomes mother of 5 kids. The twist in every drama is not possible without a negative character in scene. In Mera Sultan, the negative role is led by first wife of Sultan i.e. Mahidevran who is a biggest enemy of Hurrem who enjoys being favorite of Sultan. The overall story of drama is interesting and entertaining and the dubbing is also good as compared to the other Turkish Dramas being on aired on Pakistani TV Channels.
The overall production of this drama is outstanding and makes it different from the local soap industry of Pakistan. With lavish sets and beautiful shots and dresses worn by the cast make it all spectacular. One of the main reasons of the popularity of such dramas is because it carries the affection of “common” traditions and background of Islam.
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