Karachi and Lahore have been hubs of television drama productions in Pakistan and the excellent quality dramas of Pakistan are highly popular worldwide. With the opening of new channels and growth of private media, drama industry has been significantly growing over the last decade. However, much to surprise of audience, Lahore is lagging behind in drama productions and the television market has detoured to Karachi.
This is the fact that Lollywood is a Lahore based industry and fifty percent of the production work was being done in Lahore for last five years. But, the whole scenario has changed. Now, from actors to directors, everyone is shifting to Karachi. Some experienced actors and producers predict that that transition is due to decrease in quality work done in Lahore. Karachi offers better lighting, cameras and technicians facilities that lead to significant difference in quality.
The progressive nature of business in the metropolitan city, Karachi has brought several shifts in the industry practices and trends. Karachi production houses are tempted to produce dramas more modern and fresh and equipped with better technology therefore, there is high demand of Karachi productions. A result of high demand for dramas is making more people get involved in drama industry.
Many actors are also shifting to Karachi due to amount of work available here. Some drama production houses of Karachi are run by renowned actors like Adnan Siddiqui, Humayun Saeed, Nauman Ijaz and more and they all are producing a high quality dramas with new subjects and modern technology.