We want to make sure that skinned animals, and random pools of blood is not the only thing you see this Eid. While films are all the rage these days with three of them releasing simultaneously this Eid, one cannot spend an entire day in the cinemas, he or she would want to make most of the Eid holidays and sprawl lazily on a sofa or a bed for hours at large. So what do you do when you've fixed yourself into your most comfy position? You binge watch television!
HIP, being a good sport that it is, lists down shows to watch on television during the Eid holidays. Let's begin.
Bachaana on Urdu1
Mohib Mirza and Sanam Saeed starrer will have its television premiere on Urdu1 at 8pm on first day of Eid, and you cannot miss this. The film did decent business at the box office and we know that Mirza and Saeed are talented who'll definitely entertain us. So, what're you waiting for? Grab your popcorns and head to the couch...at 8pm.
Jawani Phir Nahi Aani on ARY Digital
If you missed the film on Eid-Ul Fitr (like us) then catch up it up on first day of Eid at 9pm. This star-studded film has won multiple awards and is known for its slapstick comedy and humour is always welcome in our lives.
Dil Waali Dulha Le Jayegi on Hum TV
Starring 'Bushi' (Bushra Ansari), Yasir Hussain, and Sonya Hussain, Dil Waali Dulha Le Jayegi promises to be the winner amongst the telefilms airing this Eid. It will air at 9:10 pm on first day of Eid.
Gudgudee on TV One
This telefilm marks Hina Dilpazeer's debut as a director, and Amna Malik's debut as an actor, so it has a lot of debuts going on, and we have a hunch that they're going to give their best performances in their first ever ventures.
Koi Tou Rok Lo on ARY Digital
A young pretty woman marries an old guy and a comedy of errors follows (for example, people thinking of them as siblings, and so on). If you're stuck at home on second day of Eid at 7pm then tune in to ARY Digital and kill your time with Koi Tou Rok Lo.
Bekaar Bakra on Urdu1
If you're into slapstick comedy, then this Urdu1 telefilm, Bekaar Bakra, is your best bet. It'll air on second day of Eid at 8pm. With actors like Neelam Munir, Shameen Khan and Hina Dilpazir, the telefilm seems to be a good mix of brilliant acting and pretty faces.
Ban Gaya Bakra on Hum TV
This telefilm has promising artists, Aiman Khan and Imran Ashraf, in the main lead and Khan's dialogue, "Mujhe thora insaano jaisa bakra chahiye", has us intrigued. Tune in to HUM TV at 7pm on first day of Eid to witness Ban Gaya Bakra.
Doly From Mianwali on ARY Digital
This telefilm here by Samina Fatima looks like one fun-filled fest. It shows the stark difference between urban dwellers and people from Mianwali, and we know magic happens whenever such a story hits our screen. Case in point is Dolly Ki Ayegi Baraat.
The telefilm will air on fifth day of Eid at 10 pm.
Ronaq-e-Eid on Dawn News
Anoushey Ashraf will host the Eid transmission for Dawn News from 1pm to 3pm on second day of Eid and we feel it's a must-watch. Ahsraf promises that the show will have some of our favourite artists and if you've witnessed her hosting skills in shows like MTV Slightly Off then you'd know that we're in for some fun two hours.
Morning shows to watch out for this Eid
Jago Pakistan Jago's Eid special on day one looks quite promising as Zindagi Kitni Haseen Hai's lead pair, Sajal Ali and Feroze Khan, will appear as guests and their on-screen chemistry will surely make the episode a winner.
Catch Janaan's producer, Hareem Farooq on ARY News' morning show, The Morning Show, on one of the three days of Eid so make sure you keep an eye out every morning.
This Eid is all about barbecues, sacrifices, and bearing the smell of raw meat, but that doesn't mean you cannot squeeze in a little bit of binge watching in between all the cooking and eating.