Popular dramas broadcast by Zee TV include "Dastaan," "Chattan," "Hasratein" and "Saillab." These shows depict various aspects of Indian culture and beliefs, giving those living out of their native country or wishing to know about their heritage a taste of home.
"Dastaan" takes place during the years when Pakistan gained its independence, and it focuses on a family weathering the revolution. "Chattan," "Hasratein" and "Sailaab" explore the intricacies of familial honor and the dichotomy of marriage to a loved one versus someone whose status is higher in the caste system and raises a family's prestige. "Sailaab" and "Hasratein" were both originally broadcast in the '90s, but their popularity brings in viewers for reruns and they remain perennial favorites.