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Yes, you heard right. ZEE5 has come up with some interesting Urdu drama about life and the perils of the journey around it.

Just the other day I was telling a friend how I would continuously watch different shows from 5 pm to 1 am every day without fail. But this was back when I was new in Bangalore until I delivered my firstborn. During that time, I had watched so much television that once I started belly dancing I would not even turn on the idiot box.

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Then when channels began being available as apps on the mobile, I would watch one episode of one series almost every night after dinner. Now, during the lockdown, the apps have helped quite a bit. I have managed to complete a few shows every month. Moreover, ZEE5 has a few Zindagi shows that would require a subscription BUT, the first episode is free so that you can assess whether you would like to continue watching the rest of the show or not. Interesting isn’t it?

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So here is a list of the Zindagi shows available on ZEE5 :

  1. Aunn Zara – This is about the life of Aunn (Osman Khalid Butt, a well-known Pakistani actor) and Zara (Maya Ali, a Pakistani actress and model). Aunn is treated like a child as he is the only male member at home. Zara, the daughter of a retired army general, is brave and has a mind of her own. The fun starts when they marry for different reasons and wind up living all by themselves. While getting their lives together, another love story blooms.
  2. Shehr-E-Zaat – The story revolves around the life of Falak (Mahira Khan, a popular VJ turned Pakistani actress), a girl who has it all. While doing her thesis, she carves out the man of her dreams and rejects a marriage proposal brought to her by her parents. She gets introduced to Salman, who resembles her sculpture and Falak is smitten by his personality. She chases him until he asks her to marry him. After a difficult marriage, she turns to the Almighty to lead her on the right path.
  3. Badi Aapa – This story is about the life of a respected woman, Zubeida aka Badi Aapa (played by Savera Nadeem, a Pakistani actress). Zubeida was in love with another man yet married Farman. She tries to control her husband and daughter as much as possible, but in vain. Finally, she thinks of doing the unthinkable while her whole family wonders about her intentions behind it.
  4. Mastana Mahi – This love story of Adal (Fahad Mustafa, a well-known Pakistani television actor) and Aaleen (Mehreen Raheel, a Pakistani model, television host and actor) is unique. You will surely want to know the whole story when Aaleen marries a man her father’s age and Adal, the son of a politician, is forced to marry a child bride, whom he accepts as his wife after falling in love and marrying Aaleen.
  5. Noorpur ki Rani – This story is about an orphaned girl Noorie (Sanam Baloch, a popular face in Urdu cinema) who dreams of being a princess as opposed to how her life really is. But fate has better plans for her when her mere presence changes the lives of a royal couple who is having a terrible marital life.
  6. Main Abdul Qadir Hoon – This is a story of Abdul Qadir (Fahad Mustafa again) who is a docile and kind-hearted man. He gets influenced by Zareen’s (Alishba Yousuf, a Pakistani VJ and television actress) boldness and she rejects him only to be employed by his mother later on in life.

Download ZEE5 and you will surely not regret it. Let me know what all interested you on this app and whether or not you are interested in Urdu drama along with a summer of emotions!

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Cindy D'Silva, besides being a mother of two angels, is a belly dancer, writer and photographer. She loves partying, bowling and eating sushi. There is a detailed biography about her on the ABOUT ME page in case you would like to know more. :) You can like and follow her Facebook page to get all updates on the latest blogs and more: https://www.facebook.com/blogaberry/


  1. Amrit Kaur says:

    I have never watched Pakistani shows, but the short intro of the shows seems to be interesting, so i would watch the first episode for sure on ZEE5

  2. Tina Basu says:

    Looks like these are really good shows with meaningful content. I will check them out. Zee5 has really good content actually. I like them better than regular TV channels.

  3. Ruchi Verma says:

    These seem to be such griping and interesting stories related to Zindagi … I really want to watch all episodes as characters look so fantastic!!

  4. I have not watched any of these web series but will surely like to explore them, I have the subscription, will keep them in my watch list

  5. Neha Sharma says:

    I have watched some of these shows on Zindagi, can’t believe these are not available on Zee5 too. Thankfully, we have the subscription so I can happily continue watching these shows now.

  6. Judy Morris says:

    Indeed Zee 5 has some great shows and content to watch. I am yet to see these shows but will surely watch them one by one starting with Sehr-e-zaat

  7. Charu says:

    I haven’t watched any of these ZINDAGI shows but so interested to watch now. You have reviewed these shows in detail. Quite intrigued now.

  8. Surbhi says:

    Zee5 is creating such amazing and beautiful content for their audience. They are definitely creating binge-worthy series and movies for the masses. Thanks for generating this list. I’ll add some of these to my watchlist.

  9. Zahra says:

    These are really seeming to be very good shows. Absolutely a must to watch.

  10. Dr Bushra says:

    Who doesn’t love watching Zindagi dramas. Their drama has some lessons. Love to watch Sher e zaat and noorpur ki raani again. The list sounds like a binge watch.
    Indeed zee5 is offering non stop entertainment as per our interest.

  11. Anita says:

    Zee5 has many good webseries.This is a very detailed recommendation and will help me find some more entertaining contents for watching on free time.Thank you for this

  12. I have heard a lot about this channel, never watched any serial though. This is a good opportunity to catch up. Will see the shows you have mentioned.

  13. Varsh says:

    I haven’t watched any of these Pakistani shows yet although I heard good reviews about them. Good that they can now be caught on ZEE5. Thanks for these recommendations.

    • Anita says:

      Zee5 has many good webseries.This is a very detailed recommendation and will help me find some more entertaining contents for watching on free time.

  14. Rajshree says:

    Zee5 is surely stepping up their game by introducing multilingual series and movies. Also, these are some very interesting picks, I think I will add Badi Aapa to my watch list

  15. MeenalSonal says:

    ZEE Zindagi is most popular for its emotional connect in the shows, will check these shows in the ZEE5 as each one story line is different and makes instant connection with the audience.

  16. Wow this is awesome list. I am a big fan of urdu drama shows and I had watched previsuly zindagi gulzar hai on Netflix and I loved it too. will explore your suggested options, when ZEE5 will be available in USA.

  17. I was not aware that now we can watch Zindagi shows here on Zee5. Loved your recommendations.Will surely watch them.

  18. Roma says:

    I am glad I can now catch the Zindagi shows on ZEE5, I didn’t know about it. Thanks a lot for sharing about them. I will catch up with them soon

  19. Kavita Singh says:

    I absolutely love these dramas, there are a few on the list that I haven’t watched yet but it looks like my weekend is sorted now. Thank you for this awesome recommendation and I agree, ZEE5 has an immense collection of wonderful shows and movies.

  20. I am a huge fan of Pakistani Dramas and was crushed when the chanel Zindagi shut down. Super thrilled to come across your post and see that ZEE5 is airing them now! Going to watch them all!

  21. Looks like a list of great shows. I would love to watch all these as I am a fan of seasons.

  22. Glad to see the mention of Pakistani shows on your blog. I love the authenticity in their content and they are so deep.

  23. I’ve been a big fan of Urdu dramas and watched them a lot on zindagi channel. Most of the dramas that u have mentioned are wonderful and nice.

  24. Wow Zee5 is becoming the talk of the town with so many inspiring shows I’m definitely buying their subscription .

  25. Alpana Deo says:

    I started my Pakistani serial journey with Humsafar followed by Zindagi Gulzar Hai. I will wait for Zee5 to start steaming in the USA. But will check a few trailers or episodes on YouTube.

  26. Snigdha says:

    All the shows seem like great dose of entertainment. Will watch all of those one by one .

  27. Abha Singh says:

    This is great list of shows. I wish if I can watch them here. I will recommend them to my sister in india.

  28. Mrinal Kiran says:

    These seem like some amazing shows… I will check these out on Zee asap! Thank you for sharing!

  29. Thanks for this recommendations. Will try and catch up on these.

  30. Though I have using the platform for months now I didn’t know these shows were present in the platform. I have watched a couple of them on other OTT platforms. I must say you have curated an awesome list, Cindy. Shall keep them in mind next time.

  31. I’m surprised how Zee5 is churning out meaningful content for every type of audience. I am a huge fan of Urdu dramas; based on your recommendation, I will surely watch all the dramas about the journey called life.

  32. Sundeep says:

    Great recommendation and thanks for sharing this. There are so many members in my family who love to watch such series.

  33. Richa sharma says:

    I am a big fan of Pakistani dramas. Zindagi Gulzar Hai is one my favourite serial. Thanks to Zee 5 for such interesting dramas. I would love to watch Badi Aapa and Mastana Mahi. Thanks for sharing this interesting list with a compact Plot description.

  34. Raksha says:

    Looks like a list of great shows. I would love to watch some of them but unfortunately Zee does not telecast outside India.

  35. Vishakha says:

    this looks good! Adding it to my next watch list for sure

  36. Seems like a nice varied set of offerings althoygh u have to say I find myself not really watching much . Great coverage on the vast ranges of shows though👍👍

  37. Ghazala Naseem says:

    These dramas are for people who like to see family dramas and series and are entertaining.

  38. RIDDHI JHALA says:

    Wow I would love to watch these interesting series on Zee 5
    I’ll start with aunn zara

  39. Ila Varma says:

    Indeed it is worth watching n great time pass in gloomy summer holidays

  40. Asfa says:

    These shows are so refreshing to watch, not the typical saas bahu dramas, they look so genuine, I’m so intrigued in badi appa story

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