Dec 09 2009
Oct 14 2009
His first shoot of Khawar Riaz took him to fame and popularity within a short span of period.
He plans to finish his drama and TV Serial at the earliest and he wants to pursue Career in Architecture. He has planned to go to abroad to pursue the degree. He wants to leave Karachi to Islamabad.
About his upcoming projects are Haider Imam Rizvi opposite with Indian actress Dia Mirza, Faheem Burney with some Indian co-stars. He also completed Haseena Moina tere Aajane se and a serial Kinara.
Head & Shoulders Shampoo (Twice).
Safeguard Soap by Procter & Gamble.
Express Detergent by Colgate Palmolive.
Rose Petal Tissues.
Shezan All Pure Juices.
Brook Bond’s Supreme Tea.
Tv Plays & Drama Serials
1-Jaanat : Serial by Sultana Siddiquie on PTV
2-Umrao Jaan Ada : Serial by Rana Sheikh on Geo
3-Shayad K Bahaar Aye :Serial by Rana Sheikh on PTV
4-Jaisay Chaho Jeo : Serial by Nadeem Baig (Under completion)
5-Bin tere kya hai jeena : Serial by Rashid Sami on PTV
6-Kho Na Jayain : Serial directed by Roomi Insha on Indus and Hum
7-Us Paar : Telefilm directed by Maqbool on Geo
8-Ambulance : Serial directed by Angeline Malik Indus
9-Mera Naam Hai Muhabbat (Akailay Na jana): Serial directed by Laila Wasti on Indus
10-Mera Naam Hia muhabbat (Tere Koochay main) : Seial directed by Kashif Jaffery on Indus
11-Ye Rishta Kya kehlaye ga : Telefilm directed by Fahim Burney on ARY
12-Qismat ke sitaray lay directed by Sultana Siddiquie PTV World
13-Love Story (Keh do na) : Play directed by Irum Binte Shahid on Geo
14-Love Story (Kuchh kehna hai) : Play directed by Maqbool on Geo
16-Love Story (Jaisay jantay nahi) : Play directed by Maqbool on Geo
17-Fazaon main bastiyan lay written by Anwar Maqsood (under completion)
18-Love Story (Merry Christmas) : Play directed by Fahim Burney on Geo
19-Love Story (Ye Jo Muhabbat hai) : Play directed by Mac on Geo
20-Love Story (Dhoondoon ab tujh ko kahan) : Play directed by Aliya Imam on Geo
21-Love Marriage : Serial directed by Rana Rizwan on Hum tv
22-Jo Baat gher main hai : Soap written by Asghar Nadeem Syed on Geo
23-Love Story (Raani ya Nokraani) : Play directed by Shakeel on Geo
24-Tum kahan hum Kahan (Sprite’s telefilm) : Telefilm directed by Azfar Ali on Indus/Hum
25-Kehta hai Dil:Play directed by Imran Hussain,aired on Geo
26-Akhri Mulaqaat (Tareek Saye) : Play directed by Hasham Syed on Indus
27-Sada Suhagan (Serial) : Serial directed by Fahim Burney, will be aired soon
28-Chahat Main Kya Duniya Dari (Serial) : Serial directed by Fahim Burney, will be aired soon
29-Aap jaisa Koi (Serial) : Serial directed by Nadeem Baig on Hum
30-Oh ye kya hogaya : Play directed by Atif Hussain on ARY
31-Milan : Play directed by Atif Hussain
32-2004 A love story : Play directed by Haroon Rasheed
33-Mystery Theatre (Khwaab) : Play directed by Mehroz Kareem on Hum
34-Andaleeb (Telefilm) : Telefilm directed by Abuzar on Aaj Tv
35-Eid Ka jora : Play directed by Asim Ali on Geo
36-Koi Lahma Gulab Ho : Soap directed by Asim Ali/Babar on Hum
37-Tumhe yaad ho ke na yaad ho : Telefilm Directed by Qaiser Nizamani on ARY
38-Main Hoon : Telefilm directed by Owais Khan on Geo
39-Wo ayain gher main humaray : Play directed by Atif Hussain on PTV
40-Sun Lay Na : Serial directed by Ahsan Ali Zaidi
41-Diya : Play directed by Ahmad Kamran, will be aired soon
42-Farishta : Play directed by Ahsan Talish on Aaj TV
43-Dheere Dheere : Telefilm directed by Yasir Nawaz on Geo
44-Kinara : Serial directed by Amjad Ali for TV One
45-Taqdeer : A play directed by Mazhar Moeen for ARY
46-Pyar Nahi Milta : Telefilm written and directed by Mehmood Akhtar for Geo
47-Do Pal : A Play directed by Babar Sheikh for Hum Tv
1. Reward & Punishment (underproduction): An international film made in UAE directed by Shakir Khan produced by M.A.Films UAE.
Oct 12 2009
Adnan Siddiqui has become televisionâ€™s leading man without conveying the impression that he takes this mantle seriously. But whether he likes to admit it or not, he has had a huge impact on local television.
With a Hollywood movie under his belt, Adnan is one of the most bankable actors of the television industry, today.
His journey started with his first play â€˜Aroosaâ€™ opposite Mishi Khan, which became hugely popular, resulting in him getting many offers, including roles in movies. Among them was a Sajjad Gul banner, â€™Siyasat, Rishwat aur Mehangaiâ€™, a very ambitious project, with the late Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan Sahib giving music for a film for the first time in his career, and Madam Noor Jehan and Mohammed Ali Sahib making a comeback into films. It was to be directed by Nazar-ul-Islam and the screenplay was to be written by Asghar Nadeem Syed, who was riding high on the popularity of â€˜Chand Grehanâ€™.
As an actor just starting out, it was an excellent opportunity to launch himself in a big way, but Adnan had reservations about the project from the very beginning.
At the time, Adnan was working at Lintas Advertising and was confused as to what he wanted to do with his life: whether acting was his true calling or the world of advertising. He also had issues with changing his name, as he was asked to go by the name of Shehryar, the name of the character he played in â€˜Aroosaâ€™. After giving the opening shot, Adnan ran away from the set, earning the nickname â€™Bhagoraâ€™ in Lollywood. Even now whenever he visits the Lahore film industry, everyone says, â€œYeh bhagora aa gya.â€ The film was then canned and later produced under another name and with another director and writer.
Some of Adnanâ€™s popular television drama serials and plays are listed below:
Drama – Baba Budhay ki machine on Ary Tv
Teledrama – Khalid ki Khalida on Tv One
Teledrama – Piyar Hai Yeh Kaisa on ARY T
Drama Serial Hotel
Mujhey Sochta Koi Aur Hai
Drama Jab Hatheli Per Chand Likhna on Indus Vision
Drama Serial Phir Youn Love Hua on Ptv
Drama Serial Madham Madham on Ary Tv
Drama series Aurat aur Chardeewari on Ary Tv
Drama Serial Mannat on Hum Tv
Drama Serial Aania on Tv One
Drama Serial Zaib-un-Nisa on Ptv
Drama Serial Meri Zaat Zarra-e-Be Nishan on Geo tv
Drama Serial Colony 52 on Tv One
Drama Serial Ishq Junoon Deewangi on Hum Tv
Drama Serial Phir Youn Love Hua on Ptv
Drama Serial Mehndi on Ptv
Drama Serial Uroosa on Ptv
Drama Serial Wujood e Laraib on Indus
Drama Serial Wilco on Ptv
Drama Serial Socha Na Tha on Ary Tv
Drama Soap Meri Adhoori Mohabbat on Geo Tv
Drama Serial Doraha on Geo Tv
Drama Serial Mulaqat on Hum Tv
Drama Serial Kaisa yeh junoon on Ary Tv
Drama Serial Ehsaas on Indus Tv
Apart from Tv plays & dramas, Adnan has worked in many commercials also.
He has also performed in a movie: A Mighty Heart
Oct 11 2009
Behroze began his career from Radio Pakistan as Radio presenter, In the late 1970s he start his acting career as a child artist in “Live” television kids play Dada jan Nana jan. He won popularity with a TV play Khuda Ki Basti, in 1974 with his role Nausha.
He performs serious and comic roles with equal ease. Among his successful TV serial is Tanhaiyaan, It was Qabacha that endeared him to many households. Also did good acting in “Mera Naam Mangoo” (Drama serial about professional beggars).
Behorze has appeared in a number of television commercials. He has also done many stage plays, including Mirza Ghalib Bandar Road Par. Mirza Ghalib Bandar Road Par was the famous play of Khawaja Moinuddin. As a matter of fact this play was the earliest of Behroz plays and introduced him to the TV viewers throughout Pakistan in early seventies.
He was married to Javaid Sheikh’s sister Safeena and living happily ever after. Behroz has been with Pakistan TV for the last 26 years.
Behroze is a son of Dr. Sabzwari, his father was a Naval officer. He got married to Safeena in 1986 and has two children. His son Sheroze Sabzwari, is follows his footstep and acted in several sitcoms and television plays. Besides acting, Behroze Sabzwari owns a car showroom on Tariq Road in Karachi.
Some famous Tv Plays & Serials
* Khuda Ki Basti
* Mera Naam Hai Mangoo
* Gharana Fasana
* Yeh Zindagi Hai
* Koi Tou Baarish
* Socha Na Tha
* Aik Graduate Ki Long Story Short Main
* Baray Baray Dahi Baray
* Hastey Bastey
* Mirza Ghalib Bunder Road Per
* Jeena Isi Ka Naam Hai
* Zra si aurat
* Brahim Ki Talash
* Footpath ki Ghaas
* Kachwa aur Khargosh
* Nana Jan Dada Jan
* Dil Waley
* Palkon Ki Chahaon
* Chief Saab
* Ek Aur Love Story
* Khulay Asman Ke Niche
* Tere Ghar Ke Samnay
An Interview with Behroz Sabzwari
There are certain actors for whom the television has played the part of an institution. Behroz Sabzwari is one of them. Having started acting from a very young age, he was groomed and polished by the seasoned actors with whom he worked.
His association with television dates back to November 1967 when his first play, Nana Jan Dada Jan was made. He has fond memories of the drama that was telecast live. â€œI remember I forgot the dialogues that I was to deliver, however, the senior actors covered it up somehow,â€ he says with a chuckle. Neither was he scolded for this, nor was his blunder noticed by the audience. In fact being very young, he was always encouraged and supported by the people around him.
â€œI wasnâ€™t aware of the fact that I can act, but all I can remember is that I could mimic people very well,â€ he reveals.
On being questioned about why he is mostly seen in the comic roles, Sabzwari says that an actor has to do whatever work he is offered. â€œHowever, I did act in plays in which I played a negative role or serious ones such as Khuda ki Basti and Uljhan,â€ he tries to clarify.
The character he played in the serial Mandi is his favourite one as he considers it one of the most satisfying works he has ever done. It gave him the opportunity to portray a person who undergoes various changes as he grows from a young lad to an old man. But this is not all, Kachwa aur Khargosh, Mera Naam Mungoo and Ankahi are also some of his memorable works.
Sabzwari disapproves of the unprofessional attitude of the newcomers in showbiz these days. And what bothers him the most is their unpunctuality.
The credit of Behrozâ€™s most popular performance, in the role of Kabacha in Tanhaiyan, goes to his craze for watching movies. â€œShahzad Khalil told me that the character I had to play in the serial was penned by the Haseena Moin,â€ he recalls. Sabzwari realised that he had to put in his best to stand out in the play which also had other notable artists. The director asked him to watch as many movies starring Peter Sellers as he could get hold of, for the roles the Hollywood actor played in his movies had a lot in common with the character in Tanhaiyan.
Sabzwari says that he is a Marlon Brando, Anthony Hopkins and Robert De Niro buff. He is also appreciative of the acting of Dustin Hoffman and tries to watch all the movies of these actors to observe the finer points of their art.
Among the younger lot, he likes Nicholas Cage. However, the actor confesses that he admires the work done by the senior actresses and has too many favourites to name just one.
The genre of movies that Behroz enjoys the most is romance. â€œI like love stories and at times thrillers too, it all depends upon my mood,â€ he opines. The actor clarifies that by romantic movies he doesnâ€™t necessarily mean a-girl-meets-a-boy story, but movies that touch oneâ€™s heart and soul, have an emotional feel to it.
Behroz Sabzwari blames the atmosphere of the cinema halls as well as the standards of movies that are made in Pakistan for the audienceâ€™s lack of interest in the silver screen. He doesnâ€™t like to watch films in the local cinema halls but whenever he goes abroad, he makes it a point to watch a movie in the cinema.
He likes music of all sorts, and is particularly fond of semi-classical. Like many people these days, taking time out to listen to music is difficult for this actor.
â€œI donâ€™t have much time to listen to music nowadays, but I still cherish songs by Mehdi Hasan, Adnan Sami and Shafqat Amanat Ali,â€ he reveals. Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan is a singer whom he admires the most. He likes the late mastero for his versatility as well as his voice and choice of lyrics. However, when it comes to the younger generation of singers, Behroze has little to say about them as he feels that few have come up with any remarkable music to be remembered by. Among the English singers, he admires Shirley Bassey, but over all he is not too passionate about Western music.
Sabzwari laments that he doesnâ€™t have time to read books anymore. The one book that he believes is beyond comparison with any other book on earth is the Holy Quran. Apart from that, he loves to read poetry. That is probably why he has a collection of works by Parveen Shakir and Nasir Kazmi.
He admits openly that he is not much into reading and therefore wouldnâ€™t name books in order to show off.
Favourite Movie: The Godfather
Favourite book: Nasir Kazmiâ€™s Devan
Favourite music: Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan
Oct 10 2009
Shafi began his career as a Radio presenter from Hyderabad Radio Station, he honed his acting skills by taking part in plays broadcast by the radio. Meanwhile, he obtained a postgraduate degree from the University of Sindh, Jamshoro. He later moved to Karachi and began his career as an actor.
PTV’s play Urta Asman, directed by Shahzad Khalil, had his debut performance. Teesra Kinara was his first popular television play, that Shafi became a household name. He earned accolades for his acting skills in many plays, especially Chand Girahan, Dairey, Aanch, Bund Gulab and Mohabbat Khawab Ki Surat. Shafi Muhammad was acted in all mediums of entertainment, from radio, theatre to films and television. During his 30-year career, He performed in over 50 drama serials and over 100 television plays in the Urdu and Sindhi languages from different television channels.
Shafi Muhammad Shah was died peacefully in his sleep at his Clifton home on November 17, 2007. His funeral prayers was held at Imambargah Yasreb in Defence. He was buried in the Defence graveyard. Shafi Muhammad, who leaves behind his widow, four daughters and a son, suffered from a liver condition. His death is being attributed to liver failure. His wife Batool Mohammed is a teacher at the Beacon House school system, Jubilee Campus. His children are Alina, Arsalna, Zainab, Ali and Sheherbano. His son Ali goes by the name Ali Asghar is a graduate of Karachi Grammar School and works for the highly reputable Pakistani publication, The Herald.
Mr. Shafi Mohammad Shah was one of the most versatile performers, who has the knack of carving out the intricacy and delicacy of character-portrayal in Television plays.
He has performed some of the most challenging roles which earned him laurels both from the viewers and the press. Started his career with Radio as casual voice in 1970.
Shafi Muhammad Shah was also an active member of the Pakistan Peoples Party and also contested the general elections in October 2002 from NA-210, Karachi but lost. He was also in his partyâ€™s cultural committee and worked to promote arts and culture.
* Bund Gulab
* Chand Girahan
* Kali Dhoop
* Mohabbat Khawab Ki Surat
* Teesra Kinara
* Urta Asman
* Laila Majnoon
* Kali Dhoop
* Aik Haqeeqat Sau Afsaane
* Motio Jo Mann
* Emergency Ward
* Kala Daira
* Officer on Special Duty
* Aik Tasveer Aur
* Maa aur Maamta
* Wujood e Laraib
* Jeena Isi Ka Naam Hai
* Meri Adhoori Mohabbat
* Bund Gulab
* Chand Girahan
1. Biwi Ho To Aisi, (1982)
2. Aisa Bhi Hota Hai, (1984)
3. Naseebon Wali, (1984)
4. Talash, (1986)
5. Muhib Sheedi, (1992) A Sindhi language film.
6. Ilzam, (1993)
7. Muskarahat (1995)
8. Salakhain (2004)
9. Rubi (1986)
10. Mohib Sheedi (1992)
* Best Actor Award from Pakistan Television in 1985
* Pride of Performance Award from President of Pakistan.
Actor Shafi Mohammad passes away
KARACHI, Nov 17: Veteran television actor Shafi Mohammad Shah died peacefully in his sleep at his Clifton home on Saturday evening. He was 58.
Mr Shah, who leaves behind his widow, four daughters and a son, suffered from a liver condition. His death is being attributed to liver failure.
Born in Kandiaro, he had his early education in Hyderabad. He obtained a postgraduate degree from the University of Sindh.
His funeral prayers will be held at Imambargah Yasreb in Defence after Zohrain. He will be buried in the Defence graveyard.
Shafi Muhammad Shah laid to rest
KARACHI: Veteran art performer and actor Shafi Muhammad Shah was laid to rest Sunday afternoon at 2:00 p.m. in the Gizri Graveyard, Defence Phase IV.
The 57-year old actor was born in a town called Kandiaro in Nushero Feroz. He left a widow, a son and two daughters, besides a large number of fans. â€œIt was a big loss to the entertainment industry and his fans as well,â€ said many of his co-stars.
Many renowned figures from both television and film gathered in his house at Sea View and performed the final rituals before his body was taken to the graveyard.
â€œShafi was not only a friend but a brother to me,â€ said Nadeem, a renowned film actor and also a drama artist.
He said that his death would create a void in the industry which cannot be filled by anyone.
According to Abid Ali, a TV artist, Shah was a great performer and many senior artists hesitated performing in front of him in difficult scenes.
Another TV artist, Sohail Asghar, said, â€œShah was like a father to me. It is a loss equal to losing a father.â€
He also said that academies abroad show his acting footage to train people. â€œHe was a legend.â€ Shah was featured in more than 50 drama serials and over 100 plays on PTV and Sindhi channels. He was also the lead in many private productions and became popular after his performance in the early 80s drama serial, Jungle, in which he played a famous dacoit.
Other hits were made as Shahjee in Chand Grahan, a strict father in Aanch, a don in Nasal, a feudal lord in Laila Majnoon, Marvi and several other plays. He also featured in a few movies and was paired with Shabnam in one film, but, he never managed to find a permanent spot in the big screen and later returned to the silver screen.
Those who attended his funeral included Gulab Chandio, Kaiser Khan, Nadeem, Abid Ali, Sohail Asghar, Adnan Jillani, Yar Muhammed Shah, Hameed Bhutto and several figures from the entertainment industry.
Oct 09 2009
Talat Hussain (also spelled as Tallat Hussein), is a Pakistani Film/Television/Stage actor. He was born in Delhi, India, His complete name is Talat Hussain Warsi. He is the son of Altaf Hussain Warsi and Shaista Begum. His family migrated to Pakistan in 1947.
It’s said that age is not important unless you are cheeseâ€¦or an actor. It is the excellence of an actor, and the audience, which keeps you going. And the countdown is still going high for Talath Hussain — an actor par excellence.
Talat Hussain at the pinnacle of his career as we see him today, governing the single room production company ‘Studio 9′, began as a child artist from Radio Pakistan and since then there was no looking back.
Though, never an outstanding student, he traversed the road to success to acquire instant fame. After years of hard work, he finally decided to try this hand in directing and stepped into the realm of production. “I was forced to direct a play by a friend and after that I started my own production company,” goes Talat.
Adding another feather in his cap, this actor turned producer aimed at improving the standard of production which has deteriorated and is certainly not what it had been in 50′s and 60′s. Providing a reason for such an outcome he said, “when you talk about quality of production, you refer to technical facilities, content of a play, the role of a director and other professionals like engineers, editors, lighting people and set designers. If you expect quality from these things then you would have to analyse the personalities of people involved which are determined by social, cultural and intellectual environment. These very people have mediocre minds which leads to weak conceptualisation. In this case, the execution of a particular concept into reality would obviously be of low standard.”
Drama projects reality and is based on various aspects of life. It enhances the insight into various problems and relationships. Illuminating the very fact he said, “during our times, the ruling elite represented the middle class and despite being very conservative in approach, they had a very tolerant attitude and that came into play when the policies were made. The whole scenario was changed when General Zia came into power in 70′s and 80′s. The policies became very orthodox during the Martial Law and though now that orthodoxy is receding, people governing various crucial matters are not very liberal. This very attitude restricted the creative artist and his choices due to which everything is sliced and divided into pigeon holes. It is very difficult to revert back to the era of 60′s where the quality of production is concerned and to some extent the censor policies also have a role to play.”
Talat believes that people themselves are responsible for such harsh censor policies. He says that the younger generation handling production is not aware of their own cultural norms and traditions. They try to imitate what they see on foreign channels which is not in total conformity with our society and so obviously the censor becomes active. Stating his own example he said, “I have directed and produced two serials of 13 and 11 episodes respectively. Out of these only two shots have been censored. I always say that give me a boy and girl. I’ll make them sit 10 feet apart and shoot that scene in such a way that it will be censored. Then I’ll make them sit next to each other and the censor will not touch the scene.” He believes that the way a certain relationship is projected decides whether it should be censored or not. The people exercising power find normal behaviour offensive. “They belong to the rural set up and their social environment is completely opposite to the urban culture,” he said, “we make plays based on urban lines which they might find indecent and so people sitting in the parliament raise hue and cry.”
Apart from the policies, rampant commercialism and lack of workaholic professionals is also responsible for deteriorating quality of production. Earning quick bucks is the ulterior motive of the fresh blood coming in this field
“Our whole society has become commercial now,” he confided, “the set designers are more concerned about money, actors about glamour and directors about making a hit play and when you have to sell everything, the norms and values take a back seat.” Though, he thinks that his generation worked with passion and the priorities of the young budding actors are different. He feels that Yasir Akhtar, Nabeel and Shabbir Jan have what it takes to be good actors placing Shabbir slightly above the rest. “Shabbir has achieved that point where he can be recognised as a mature actor where as the others are still in the making.”
Talat Hussain has worked in five western productions and found them well organised technically competent and very committed to their work. He thoroughly enjoyed working in them. “It was wonderful working with professional actors,” he expressed, reminiscing his experience in the movie Jinnah “despite being so well known, they were very down to earth. Unlike our directors, they respect the actors working for them and do not take them for granted.”
He admits that there aren’t any training grounds for aspiring directors, actors and behind the scene technicians, but still he considers our dramas much better than those of India. Denouncing those who compare both, he vehemently expressed his views, “there are people who say that Indian drama is better than ours. There isn’t any comparison between the two. Their genius is in music. If you look at drama as a genre, the way it exists, it originated from Greece. If Indian drama had energy, vigour and force, it would have over shadowed Greek drama. Indian drama does exist but it is not their genius.”
Being one of the few well read performers, his priorities are to produce the best possible serials. “I am not interested in any kind of competition,” he said while adding, “I don’t want to surpass anyone. I have always tried to produce a product with a 100 per cent attention to make it the best.” He refused to reveal any immediate future plans but is thinking of making a film.
An internationally acclaimed outstanding performer, he aspires to prove his mettle in production as well and give something outstanding and different to the viewers.
Talat Hussain started his career from PTV in 1967. His first television play was Arjumand. In 1972, he moved to England, and joined the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA). Talat Hussain’s early roles was in Jimmy Perry and David Croft’s It Ain’t Half Hot Mum. His roles in It Ain’t Half Hot Mum was The Club Proprietor (bartender) in Cabaret Time, The Bar Proprietor in Donâ€™t Take the Mickey, The RAF Control Tower Officer in Fight to Jawani along side Jeffrey Holland and Robin Parkinson. He was also worked for BBC Radio in play Crown Coat.
Talat has worked in several foreign films and television drama serials and long plays. He worked in some episodes of Channel Four’s television serial Traffik. In 2006, Talat Hussain won the Amanda Award for the Best Supporting Roll category in the Norwegian film Import-eksport. He also starred in Jinnah witch starred Christopher Lee who played Jinnah but Hussain played a refugee.
Talat married to Rakhshanda in 1972 a professor of University of Karachi. They have three children (two daughters and one son). He is currently working for National Academy of Performing Arts (NAPA) in Karachi.
Famous Plays (Dramas)
* Aansoo, PTV
* Arjumand, PTV
* Des Perdes, PTV
* Hawaaian, PTV
* Kashkol, NTM
* Perchaiyan, PTV
* Tariq Bin Ziyad, PTV
* Traffik, Channel Four
* Typist, PTV
* Joseph Nahi Manta, Geo Tv
* Chand Parosa, Geo Tv
* Maa aur Maamta, Indus Tv
* Mohabbat Kon Rokay, ARY Tv
* Tanveer Fatima BA, Geo Tv
* Riyasat, Ary Tv
* Khaali Aankhain, Ptv
* Nadan Nadia, Ptv
* Ana, Geo Tv
* Woh Rishtey Woh Natey, Geo Tv
* Kaun Jaanay Kia Hona Hai, Geo Tv
* Thori Khushi – Thora Ghum, Ptv
* Maa, Ptv
* The Castle Aik Umeed, Ptv
* Operation Dwarka 1965, Ptv
* Chiragh Jalta Raha
* Import-eksport (Norwegian film)
* Insan aur Aadmi
* Jinnah – The Movie
* Sautan Ki Beti (Indian film)
* Pride of Performance Award (1982)
* Amanda Award (2006) Best Supporting Role – Import Eksport.
Aug 29 2009
Date Of Birth: 26th of June
Zodiac Sign: Cancer
My Schooling: Aitchison Model School
Marital Status: Married
Favourite Colour: Black White
Favourite Food: Anything My Wife Cooks
Siblings: Three, two brothers and one sister
Favourite Movie: Hera Pheri, Jab We Met
Favourite Drama Serial: LaHasil
Favourite Character: Veena (Veena), Shaeed (Ashti), Pasha (Tair-e-Lahuti), Bhola
Favourite Fragnance: Burberry Weekend, Silver Shadow Davidoff
Wife’s Name: Sana Fahad
Date of Marraige: 26th of December 2006
Fahad Mustafa is a happily married person very much workaholic and at the same time family oriented. Loves to spend time at home with his wife. Well thats my life work and family.
Aug 26 2009
Zeba Bakhtiar: Accepted the challenge! By Anis Shakur
‘Accept the challenges so that you may feel the exhilaration of victory’.
The above maxim holds true to the Pakistani show business celebrity, Zeba Bakhtiar.
Born on November 4, 1965 Zeba Bakhtiar or Bakhtiyar is a Pakistani film & TV actress and director, of Hungarian and Pashtun-Pakistani descent. She is the daughter of the former attorney general of Pakistan, Yahya Bakhtiar, hails from Baluchistan , Pakistan. Her mother is of foreign descent. Like Zeba Bakhtiar, her brother also associated himself with Pakistani television.
Equipped with higher educational grades, distinct family background and human values, Zeba Bakhtiar was attracted to show business as a teenager. The tremendous talent of Zeba Bakhtiar was there, just waiting to be used.
Zeba Bakhtiar debuted from the Karachi television’s play ‘Anarkali’, opposite Mehmood Akhtar. In it, she played the title role of ‘Anarkali’. The drama stirs the heart with its story of a girl in a man’s world. Those were moments for wistful looks and glistening eyes.
Back in the late 1980s, Zeba Bakhtiar was a young Pakistani actress of glistening freshness and uncanny intuition. Any one, whose heart does not embrace this gorgeous, gracious, glamorous girl of the yester year, probably does not have one.
Moreover, she often found, of all things, innovation and honor in the television programs. Soon she became the perennial favorite of Pakistani youth. Zeba Bakhtiar’s debut film ‘Hina’ was made and produced by R.K. films in India. She played the lead opposite Rishi Kapoor. Director, Randhir Kapoor, writer, Haseena Moin.
The moral authority she brought to the role in ‘Hina’, without sacrificing a youthful spontaneity, was astounding. Its characters make surprising connections when it comes to team- work.
Zeba Bakhtiar’s first marriage, which took place before the movie shoot of ‘Hina’ ended in divorce.
She is a clever, charming and intrepid artist, who rules the heart of innumerable people through her personality and her acting. An actress of uncommon grace and intelligence, Zeba Bakhtiar went on to make more movies in India like ‘Stunt man’ and ‘Sajan ka ghar’.
She often finds, among other things, prestige and challenge in the movie business. During those days, there were rumors circulating in the press of Zeba Bakhtiar’s marriage to Indian actor, Javed Jafri. However, Zeba Bakhtiar vehemently denied those allegations as a conspiracy against her.
In her movies and television plays, Zeba Bakhtiar displayed one of the defining sensibilities of the 1990s and beyond. She has captured the imagination of admiring fans since she was a girl.
The rosy radiance that follows a pleasant encounter with Zeba Bakhtiar is laudable. She reached the pinnacle of a remarkable career by following her own instincts.
In times due course, Zeba Bakhtiar moved to Pakistan and married actor- singer- composer, Adnan Sami, son of Aijaz Sami. Ah, the web of love. How these forces feed the flame of life. She had a son, Azan, from Adnan Sami.
Those were great moments at work, when Zeba Bakhtiar played the lead opposite Adnan Sami in her first Pakistani film ‘Sargam’. Theatrical release was on September 1, 1995. Director, Syed Noor, producer- composer, Adnan Sami.
Additionally, Zeba Bakhtiar’s caricature of lead actress in ‘Sargam’ has won the Nigar Award in her debut Pakistani movie. She seems destined to add more laurels to her celluloid persona. Indeed, she gives a brilliantly restrained performance in ‘Sargam’.
Zeba Bakhtiar’s marriage to Adnan Sami could not stood the test of time, and it resulted in their separation. That occurred after the theatrical release of ‘Sargam’, and Adnan Sami went abroad with his son, Azan.
After a long child custody battle, Zeba Bakhtiar succeeded in getting her son back. Those days Zeba Bakhtiar fielded inquiries about her relationship with Adnan and Azan, and in doing so proved that her heart was loyal.
Zeba Bakhtiar’s greatness shines through in director Sangeeta’s successful film ‘Qaid’ in which she played the lead lady opposite actor Saud. Alternating between television and films, she frequently was cast in major television roles.
She was most memorably cast in writer Rauf Khalid’s drama serial ‘Laag’, which was telecast from Pakistani television. An artist of unusual prowess and grace, Zeba Bakhtiar turned in one of her best performances as leader of Kashmiri independence movement, ‘Dukhtaran-e-Kashmir’ in ‘Laag.’
The drama serial ‘Laag’ made the public realize the deep resonance of her work. A part of her charm derives from the apparent fact that she is working and having fun at the same time.
Zeba Bakhtiar is, indeed, a loveable woman whose hatred of hypocrisy is legendary. She worked in the heartfelt and handsomely made movie, ‘Chief Sahib’ in 1996. In dramatic roles, the movie cast moves effortlessly from one scene to another. Producer- director, Javed Sheikh, stars included Zeba Bakhtiar, Javed Sheikh and Neeli.
Zeba Bakhtiar shone in her directional debut movie ‘Babu’ in 2001. Its story revolves around love, lust, and the well- known adage ‘give respect get respect’ starring Zeba Bakhtiar, dubbed as ‘Ghazal’, Saud Amin, Lehri, Peer Moazzam.
She brings a new level of intensity to her acting in the Pakistan television drama serial ‘Pehli see mohabbat’. Writer, Rafaqat Hayat, director, Najam-Uz- Zaman, executive producer, Ghazanfar Ali. ‘Pehli see mohabbat’ is the Urdu version of the English novel ‘Beware of pity.’ Cast included Zeba Bakhtiar, dubbed as ‘Sofia’ Shahood Alvi, and Shakeel. It is a story of a pretty handicapped girl.
Zeba Bakhtiar’s keenly articulate movie grammar and a tender grasp of human nature have maintained uniformity all through these times. Further, her artistry is worth applauding in television drama ‘Sangam’ Cast includes Zeba Bakhtiar as ‘Farah’, Talat Husain, Qazi Wajid. Written by Zahida Hina, director, Nasir Danawala.
Best known for her splendid direction capability, Zeba Bakhtiar attained major celebrity as an artist also in drama ‘Kundi’. Cast included Zeba Bakhtiar, Firdous Jamal.
She is the source of quite a few exemplary television plays. That said Zeba Bakhtiar’s resplendent career moved on fulfilling her initial promise of consistent hard work.
A quick example is the television drama ‘Kisay apna kahoon’ cast included Zeba Bakhtiar, Noman Aijaz and Talat Husain. Additionally, she emerged as a convincing artist in the television drama ‘Gunah gaar’. Cast included Zeba Bakhtiar, Izhar Qazi and Tahira Wasti.
Overwhelmed by her artistic prowess, the audience always gives her an enthusiastic response, which Zeba Bakhtiar well deserves. In spite of her enormous talents as director, Zeba Bakhtiar still possesses a face made for acting.
Zeba Bakhtiar (now Mrs. Zeba Bakhtiar Leghari) married Sardar Sohail Khan Leghari on the sixth of July 2008, in a Nikkah ceremony with close friends and family members. With her husband and her son Azaan (from her previous marriage), Zeba lives in Karachi and continues to direct and produce TV serials.
Some of Zeba Bakhtiarâ€™s popular television drama serials and plays are listed below:
1. Muqadama (1996)
2. Jai Vikraanta (1995)
3. Sargam (1995)
4. Mohabbat Ki Arzoo
5. Stuntman (1994)
6. Henna (1991) (as Zeba)
Aug 25 2009
Mahnoor Baloch: The essence of inspiration By Anis Shakur
The above proverb holds true to model-actress-director-producer, Mahnoor Baloch.
A precious link exists between acting generations. This link is which enables the human spirit to soar when comparing artists over the years. One such artist is Mahnoor Baloch. Below is a moving tribute to her courage-and the extraordinary power of love, understanding and devotion.
As a young girl, Mahnoor showed keen interest in human behavior. Perhaps, Mahnoor wore the smile of an innocent, little girl as she said that she wanted to become a psychiatrist. But Mahnoor was destined to be an artist.
That smile, those eyes, they are really something, which boldly but complacently blend to make her the center of all eyes and lenses. It is the stuff of which the dreams are made of.
She is enormously endowed with artistic talents and backs it up by really being prepared for the challenges. She is a good friend with a beautiful smile. You first notice her beauty, which is of the striking variety; the kind that makes heads turn.
Mahnoor claimed her own fame before turning twenty in the modeling world. Later, she appeared in Pakistani television commercials as well.
Mahnoor’s first stab at acting was in Pakistani televisions mega hit drama serial, ‘Marvi’, directed by Sultana Siddiqui, commonly known as ‘Aapi.’ Writer, Noor-ul-Huda Shah, cast included Mahnoor, Ghazal Siddiqui, Badar Khalil, and Hussain Qazi. The story revolves around a village girl, ‘Marvi’. Mahnoor played the friend of ‘Marvi.’ It was a touching story deftly related to the public.
Quickly thereafter, Mahnoor’s identity as a performer began to emerge. Mahnoor and her teammates worked together as conceptual artists for the television.
Though drama serial ‘Marvi’ marked the debut of Mahnoor as a television artist. She attained stardom with her role in the drama serial ‘Doosra Aasmaan’, which was telecast from Pakistani television in 1993-94. In ‘Doosra Aasmaan’, Mahnoor was dubbed as Abid Ali’s daughter who, in turn, lived and made a fortune in Dubai. Cast included Mahnoor, Abid Ali, Asad, and Sami Sani.
In her real life, Mahnoor liked Hamid Siddiqui, happened to be the son of her father’s friend. Their families knew each other for years. In fact, both Mahnoor and Hamid grew up together. They remained steadfast friends through thick and thin.
Long story short, Mahnoor married Hamid with their parent’s consent and blessings. Mahnoor was in her sixteenth year at the time of marriage, while Hamid was seventeen years of age at the time. By the grace of God, both Mahnoor and Hamid have had a blissful married life for the past twenty years. In a recent interview Mahnoor said that ‘we are the golden couple. Everything good has been showered on us.
Perhaps, they must have understood and implemented the saying below in their practical life:
‘I do not want to change you; you know what is best for you, much better than I. I do not want you to change me, I want you to accept me and respect me the way I am. In this way, we can build a strong relationship, based on reality, rather than a dream.’
Reverting to her show business career, Mahnoor became the most enchanting artist of the 1990s and she continues to make her presence felt forcefully to date. Additionally, her genius in succeeding is largely one of character-patience, self-discipline, rationality and inner resolve.
Mahnoor’s acting is fraught with reality. The humane element is always present in her celluloid persona. That believability-and humanity-was powerfully manifested in the 1997 super hit television drama serial, ‘Ye zindigi.’ Director, Sultana Siddiqui, cast included Mahnoor, Noman Aijaz, and Humayun Saeed.
It is an enthralling tale of deception and dejection. From this, and a rarely perfected talent of wit, Mahnoor brings her interesting character ‘Soha’, not only to life, but also into the hearts of millions of dedicated viewers. Background song in Mehnaz’s lilting voice ‘Zindigi kay sub lamhay yaad gaar hotay hain’ became uproariously popular. Most importantly, the last episode of ‘Ye zindigi’ is intent on draining our tear ducts.
Mahnoor’s unique ability is that she has one of the most astonishing faces on the small screen. Expressions drift over it like mist. How, in the entertainment industry abounding in gifted performers, does Mahnoor stand in a category unto herself? Well, she is a talent machine. That is what she was born to be. Moreover, the real Mahnoor and the reel Mahnoor are very much alike, replete with life, energy and acting.
In the highly successful drama serial, ‘Chandni Raatain’, Mahnoor’s acting is almost gushing in its admiration. While her vivid persona upholds the sentimentality depicted in the play. In ‘Chandni Raatain’ as the story goes; Javed Sheikh had no children from his first wife. Thus, he marries ‘Maha’, played by Mahnoor, who becomes his second wife.
The play is simultaneously praiseworthy and heartbreaking.
To talk of Mahnoor is to put applause on paper. Her reputation for quality work stands so high, that almost every fan admires her wisdom and judgment as a performer. It strengthens her faith in her own resourcefulness. In an extraordinarily busy life, Mahnoor has it all, or nearly so. On the personal side, Mahnoor has poured all her talents into her role as mother to a fourteen-year-old gorgeous daughter.
As always, Mahnoor’s motivation was clear and resolute in her directional debut ‘Lamhay’ in January 2000. Producer-director, Mahnoor, writer, Salman Wajih Hasan, cast included Mahnoor, Noman Aijaz, Shahzad Roy, and Nighat Chaudhry. In ‘Lamhay’, Mahnoor played the role of Shahzad Roy’s mother. The poor girl, ‘Fizza’, from Bangladesh, smartly dubbed by Mahnoor, did the trick. ‘Lamhay’ is a play of individual sensibilities.
Dwelling on her plus points, Mahnoor’s independence of mind and her ability to focus on her work also serve her well in her show business career. Confidence in one’s own judgment, she realized early on, is what matters most. Mahnoor’s presentation always carries with it a peculiar vividness that is exclusively her own. Included in the list of illustrious plays is ‘Pathjhar ki chaaon’ in the year 2000, directed by Mahnoor. It is an intricate story about a mother and her daughter.
Mahnoor played the role of the eldest daughter.
Regarding her charismatic figure, the discerning viewers fall passionately in love with her at first sight. From her earlier days in working life, Mahnoor has learnt a lot, and forgotten nothing. Most of all, Mahnoor has been glorified like no other artist in modern times. The intoxication of glory, Oh! How uplifted she would be!
Mahnoor’s intense and interesting performance in the romantic comedy drama ‘Kabhi kabhi pyar mein’ in August 2001 brought more laurels to her. Director, Afreen Baig, writer, Shahid Kazmi, cast included Mahnoor, Humayun Saeed and Adnan Siddiqui. The way ‘Kabhi kabhi pyar mein’ was romanticized is a feat in modern Pakistani television direction. This also proves the fact that Pakistani television crew are hard at work on sophisticated craft.
Confident, amiable and cute, Mahnoor is an artist who echoes a quality most seem to have forgotten-being real. This woman of individualism continues to exert a peculiar fascination through her acting and her direction. Day after day, Mahnoor receives critical appreciation about her accomplishment. She keeps glued to the pursuit. Sagacious as she is, Mahnoor’s performance was outstanding in the television play ‘Sila.’ Directed by Misbah Khalid, cast included Mahnoor, Faraz Maqsood, Adnan Siddiqui and Amina Haq. The story revolves around a college student, ‘Sila’, played by Mahnoor.
Mahnoor’s performance in the lead role vaulted her to fame.
Mahnoor is not just another artist. She holds a singular place in our heart, and this presence never leaves. Perhaps, more than any other artist of her time, Mahnoor listens to the heartbeat of her admirers.
Like every sensible person, Mahnoor also endorses the view that a mind is a terrible thing to waste. It is time to recognize that we have been wasting far too many good ones.
Remarkable people like Mahnoor inspired some of our favorite television plays. ‘Unhoni’ is one of them. Cast included, Mahnoor, Shakeel and Humayun Saeed. In the drama serial ‘Unhoni’ Mahnoor works for Shakeel’s organization. She leaves the job when she learns that Shakeel intends to marry her.
Preferring quality to quantity, that is, a little less, a little better, Mahnoor only opts for selected television plays. Further, nurtured by hard work, Mahnoor spurs the younger generation to better their world. As for her performance, Mahnoor’s dialogues has her trademark wit and rhythm, her outlook infallible, she possesses, to guess right, instinct experience, and recollection; she sees true, compares swiftly and understands intuitively.
Mahnoor increasingly found opportunities to show her dramatic abilities, notably in the stage show ‘Hai koi hum jaisa.’ Hosted by Fakhar-e-Alam, Mahnoor and Atiqa Odho. The show honors the Pakistani cricket team and singers like Jawad Ahmed and Ali Azmat.
Mahnoor’s family lives in the U.S.A. While her husband’s family resides in Canada. Hence, Mahnoor, too, has settled down in Canada. Lately, Mahnoor enrolled in the film school of Toronto and completed a 15-month course in filmmaking. Paradise has been relocated to Toronto!
Soon, she went back to Pakistan and during an activity-packed trip, Mahnoor produced a fabulous drama serial, ‘Shiddat’, in which she used some of the techniques she picked up from her Toronto’s film school as well.
Most definitely, we regard Mahnoor not only as the foremost entertainer but as one of the pillars of Pakistani television, a delightful companion to the life of the twenty-first century Pakistan and an endlessly fascinating personality in her own right.
As for her future aspirations, Mahnoor is more than up to the challenge. Love and wisdom knows no boundaries. With the passage of time, Mahnoor has earned love and respect from her loyal fans. She has developed enduring friendship with her family and her friends as well. In those bonds are the strands of love, of kindness, of physical and spiritual healing. They are the strands of life itself.
In a way so subtle, so gentle, so loving, Mahnoor has given us the most precious gift that could be bestowed to her adorers. It is the gift of a free and loving heart.
Mahnoor: You are as great as the world!
Some of Mahnoor Balochâ€™s popular television drama serials and plays are listed below:
Aug 23 2009
Aijaz Aslam: Beyond Roshoo By Anis Shakur
“The beauty of man”, states an old Arab proverb, “lies in the eloquence of his tongue”.
The above mentioned maxim holds true to fashion designer-cum-artist, Aijaz Aslam. He spells his first name with double “z”, which is also his trade- mark.
Born to a middle class family 37 years ago on October 3, he proved to be a bright student in his school days.
His father made occasional appearances in Pakistani television plays, when Pakistan television was in its infancy.
What distinguished Aijaz from other kids was his aptitude for showbiz and modeling.
Subsequently, he successfully completed a fashion- designing course in London.
In 1989, he stepped into the world of modeling and achieved name and fame beyond his wildest expectations.
In 1993, Aijaz debuted from Karachi television station’s super hit drama serial, “Kashkol”, which changed his life forever.
Renowned writer, Hameed Kashmiri, top of the line director, Nusrat Shaheen, artist of the highest repute, Talat Husain and the likes of him, made “Kashkol” one of the greatest drama serials in the annals of Pakistan television.
Most of all, it was Aijaz (super smartly dubbed as “Rosho”) who did the trick.
The sad gaze in his eyes, the indescribable pathos in his voice and the loneliness and despair, which he carried through out the series, made him one of the most astonishing performers ever to grace Pakistan television.
In reality, he looked like the reincarnation of fugitive-famed, David Janssen.
“Roshoo”, an embodiment of innocence, relives a nightmare as another dream disintegrates.
His intense, charismatic performance in his most memorable role in “Kashkol”, vaulted him to super stardom.
“Roshoo” became his identity as well.
Aijaz helped usher I what has been called the second golden age of TV drama.
All exhilarating, all wonderful, “Kashkol”, a reality written script, is a must-see!
But Aijaz is more than an actor. He is the topmost fashion designer and an innovator.
A decade ago, Aijaz embarked upon the fashion design business in a very humble manner and with meager resources. He started his business with one machine.
Today, numerous workers earn a respectable livelihood in his stitching units.
An unobtrusively brilliant man, Aijaz designs everything from A to Z.
His mastery in fashion design created waves in Pakistan and across its borders.
What he does best is design real fashion for real people and let the spotlight shine on them.
“I have always delighted most in my work as a fashion designer”. Aijaz said with confidence.
His specialty is men’s wear. Additionally, he is in charge of two manufacturing units.
No fashion show or advertisement is considered complete without Aijaz’a presence.
He became the defining voice for quality fashion products.
His manufactured items, like boxer shorts, are very popular. He achieved excellence in sherwani’s, too.
His products exemplifies in boutiques at different locations, including his signature boutique in Clifton.
Passion for innovation, Aijaz says, fueled his ambitious new plan-to create his own brand of shoe.
A perfectionist, Aijaz’s high expectations influenced more than just those who worked under his umbrella. He profoundly affected the nation.
Despite his extremely hectic business schedule, he never side- tracked his television career.
His industriousness led to one success after another.
Cast in a succession of interesting roles, he increasingly found opportunities to show his dramatic abilities:
“Jawad” of Pakistan television drama “Jisay piya chahay” and “Atif” of “Aik gana aik afsana” (haan isi moar per) made Aijaz household word and a media darling.
His roles in the above two television plays are a breath taking art of acting.
So far, Aijaz has visited and performed in quite a few Pakistani cities. He also made public appearances in England, Canada, Dubai, Maldives and Turkey.
Aijaz appeared in a television drama, “Daira”, which was adapted from the English novel, “Moth smoke”. Cast includes, Usman Peerzada- Fakhir- Bunny.
Aijaz played the character of “Naveed” in the Pakistan television drama, “Patjhar ki chaaon”, cast includes Mahnoor Baluch- Javed Sheikh- Jahan Ara Hai- Badar Khalil, written by Mohammad Ahmed.
Lyrics of the above two plays are good enough to be devoured, mesmerized and insinuated in daily conversation.
He acts with his unique style, which he appropriately named “Aijaz style”.
Aijaz worked in the drama serial “Doosri Aurat”, directed by Haider Imam Rizvi, written by Naheed Sultana Akhtar. Cast, Shakeel- Laila Zuberi- Ayesha Khan.
One of Pakistan television’s most hand some man, his prestige grew with every new role. He feels privileged to be born and bred in Pakistan.
Also, he considers himself a lucky person to be born with the God-gifted talents for acting and entrepreneur ship.
He derives immense pleasure to bring happiness in the lives of millions of his fellow human beings.
Aijaz was dubbed as a drug dealer in a television drama. He played the role of notorious “Haider” or “Raider”, who trades narcotics for money. (The very opposite of “Roshoo,” who waged war against drug dealers.)
“Raider” is another successful chapter in his remarkable career.
From “Roshoo’s” peerless dramatization to numerous inventive screen- plays-his performance is simply unparalleled.
The popularity of Aijaz soared sky high in quick response to public perception. He just would not permit failure.
His enormous output in his business and in showbiz, has embedded itself in the Pakistani psyche.
What a difference ten years makes.
Today, he strides like a colossus in the world of fashion and modeling.
He certainly is prolific.
Are these astonishing performers born or made?
“No question, Aijaz Aslam is a phenomenon.
As with most prodigies, his technique is stunningly secure, but unlike many of them, he refuses to settle for the merely immaculate”.
That, perhaps, is the secret of being a true prodigy.
Kahan Se Kahan Tak on Ptv
Khahish e Benaam on Geo Tv
Kashkol on Ptv
Dharkan on Ptv
Mehndi on Ptv
Sherdil on Ary
Hum Se Juda Na Hona on Ptv
Mujhe Apna Bana Lo on Hum Tv
Tum Kahan Hum Kahan on Geo Tv
Main aur Tum on Ary
Kabhi Na Kabhi on Ary Tv
Thora Thora Piyar on Geo
Phir Youn Love Hua on Ptv
Doosri Aurat on Ptv
Tere Ishq Mein on Geo Tv
Socha Na Tha on Ary Tv
Na Tum Jano Na Hum Janain
Rani ka Raja
Ab Ghar Janay Do
Aug 23 2009
Cast: Tauqeer Nasir, Waseem Abbas, Sohail Ahmed, Sidra Khan, Mohammed Qavi Khan,
Writer: Iftikhar Haider
Director: Mohammed Arshad Tabassum
Aug 22 2009
Cast: Moin Akhter, Faisal Qazi, Zeba Shehnaz, Shehnaz Parvez, Ghazala Javed, Durdana Butt, Qazi Wajid, Chand Puri, Agha Waheedur Rehman, Sumaira Shahzad, Salomi, Mukhtar,
Writer: Riazul Haque Siddiqui
Exec. Producer: Ghazanfar Ali
Director: Syed Ameer Imam
Aug 22 2009
Cast:- Khayyam Sarhadi, Sohail Ahmed, Pervaiz Raza, Ismail Tara, Abid Khan, Jamil Fakhri, Jawad Waseem, Irfan Hashmi and others
Writer: Ataul Haque Qasmi
Director: Mushtaq Chaudhry
Aug 22 2009
Starring: Noman Ejaz, Sadia Imam, Humayum Saeed, Laila Zuberi, Ayaz Naik, Fareed Nawaz Baloch, Aijaz Aslam, Sohail Asghar, Javeria Jalil and Shahzadi
Written by: Seema Ghazal
Produced by: Humayun Saeed & Shahid Parekh
Directed by: Ahsan Ali Zaidi
Aug 22 2009
It’s an adaptation of Bushra Rehman’s ‘Buut-shikaan’ and ‘Lagan’. A bit of overacting (some critics might say alot) and with a story which is not so real.
The play is watchable because it’s pretty funny (especially the quips between the husband and wife) and as always it’s fun to watch Nadia. Noman Masood does a good job but looks uncomfortable doing the romantic scenes and thus comes across as a little unbelievable.
I hope his talents don’t get wasted doing “vadera”-type roles. The character that comes across as a fairly strong and realistic one is that of Qutub sahab. He does a fine job in his small role. The play was a bit confusing to me because I couldn’t figure out why a guy would marry someone because he likes her and then treat her like Aafaq does Faree. Nobody leaves their wife on the night of the wedding to go drop off their mother! – quite a ridiculous scenario. Aafaq has this huge ego which he can’t get rid off and Faree is raised in a rich and sheltered enviroment and has no manners whatsoever. Then there is a classic textbook version of fraud that Faree has to deal with -again highly unbelievable that someone so educated would fall for such antics. The story deals with Aafaq and Faree’s struggle to put aside their differences, but terribly fails to show a realistic account of a marriage. There’s also a side story about how another girl, Dilnawaz comes to terms with her life. It’s like watching a silly version of Aanch. Entertaining -yes; realistic -partially.
Director: Tariq Mairaj
Writer: Mansha Yaad
Starring: Nadia Khan, Nauman Masood, Dr. Tariq Reham, Naseem Qureshi, Rabia Tabassum, Iqbal Hussai, Urfi, Sabir Hussain, Arif Malik, Iffat Chaudhry, Shahid Hashmi, Farah Sadia, Iqbal Hassan, Aisha Khan
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