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Mar 21 2010

Humaima Abbasi

Category: Actresses,Humaima Abbasimansoor @ 10:16 pm

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Jan 06 2010

Top Ten Dramas of the week

Category: Ary Tv,Geo Tv,Hum Tvmansoor @ 9:24 pm
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Jan 05 2010

Umaima Abbasi

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Dec 16 2009

Top Ten Dramas of the week

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Oct 17 2009

Here Come The Show Stoppers

Category: Articlesmansoor @ 10:43 am

by SAMEENA HAYEE

From amongst a plethora of programmes offered by our innumerable Pakistani channels, only a few stand out which can be labelled as ‘worth mentioning’. On current affairs side while programmes like Qalamkar, Kal Tak and many more, anchored and participated by journalism veterans and stalwarts like Athar Abbas, Abdul Qadir Hassan, Mujeeb ur Rehman Shami, Javed Choudry, Quatrina Hussain and Geo TV’s Dr. Shahid Masood’s Mere Mutabiq’, Hamid Mir’s Capital Talk and similar other ones created ripples and due to their indepth investigative reporting many investigations have already started at highest levels. Result oriented, shall we call it?


On the music side, while AAG caters to our insatiable youth with its innovative and creative presentations – another channel is catering to us old timers, reviving the golden era of days gone by and not to be left behind still another channel is introducing wannabe’s and believe me they are good.
And there are channels and channels catering to our local goras – the English medium sect – are a couple of them that stand out though diagonally opposite. One is doing its best to make us forget the English language that we learnt in schools, colleges and universities by using language like ‘He went, wenta went, so went came-aa hi not’ (woh gaya, gaya, aisa gaya kae aaiya hi nahi). This was a joke mind you, to be taken with a pinch of salt after sleeping at night and before waking up in the morning for maximum curative effect and result. The other channel has become an expert on teaching us how to speak the gora lingo with maximum twisting and exercising our facial muscles while keeping a stiff upper lip to attain the required clipped delivery and accent which an original and genuine gora would find difficult to emulate.

Now lets get serious and talk on the serious subject of drama (read Droma) – serious because it solicits maximum sponsorships and commercials. This last quarter of the year 2009 saw the end of Noorpur Ki Rani, a drama serial on one of the private channels. It was the story of two women; a story of paradoxes. Both very different in their individual capacities but plagued by similar problems. Noori being an orphan from an impoverished family goes through turbulent times before beginning a new life in a palace. On the other hand, Rania, owner of the palace is brought to circumstances she never could have imagined due to her negative and jealous nature – resulting in her going on a rampage to destroy people she dislikes. This close to life serial helped the viewers to meet characters with whom they could identify. Sanam Balouch, Mahnoor Baloch, Azfar Rehman, Naila Jaffry, Sanam Agha, Qawi Khan, Noman Ijaz, Rehman Khan and Samina Peerzada did justice to their assigned characters creating credibility. Though there always is room for improvements, in typical British understatement ‘it was not bad at all’. We expect more and better from writer Sameera Fazal and director Hissam Hussain next time.


Ishq Junoon Diwangi: written by Momina Duraid is on-air and started well – the theme and storyline being interesting. A different concept in the eternal love triangle. It’s ringing a bell – being inspired from some foreign novel and movie giving a feeling of déjà vu. A director husband of a writer wife and the imaginary female protagonist – in real life an actress. Well, let me be clear in my thoughts and recollections. Full comments next time.
Well, well, well. Tanveer Fatima B.A… A washerman’s daughter doing her B.A. promising, isn’t it? The very name (title) attracts. This is happening all around us. Our lower-middle class as also the poor class are cutting corners and sacrificing their own needs to educate their offspring, especially daughters as their being educated would compensate for the unaffordable dowry that they cannot dream of. In this just started serial by Geo TV, I hope to find this subject touched along with what is on the menu – a potpourri of funny, passionate, bitter, naughty and greedy characters. This definitely provides an abundance of very interesting possibilities like a typical lower class family being against female education. Stemming from jealousy? On top of that a male tutor – Tauba Tauba.

Good ingredients like the characters’ interaction with each other exposing their psyche through their actions like toona, totka and jadoo and at the same time romance, mutual caring, human desires, emotional loyalties and jealousies promise a sizzling and juicy dish of entertainment in the coming winter months. Shabbir Jan, Samina Ahmed, Nayyer Ijaz, Umaima Abbasi, Danish Nawaz, Shahnaz Pervaiz, Darakshan Tahir, Syed Nabeel, Rubina Arif and Yasir Nawaz portray characters created and written by Naveed Jafri. Hasan Zia has come up with an identifiable theme and credit to GEO for selecting and approving the same. Direction, camera work and performance are surely commendable.

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Oct 09 2009

Talat Hussain

Category: Actors,Ary Tv,Atv,Geo Tv,Hum Tv,Indus Tv,Ptv,Talat Hussain,Tv Onemansoor @ 5:47 am

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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 cheese…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.

Talat Hussain in parchaiyaan

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 Hussain in aansoo

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.”

Talat Hussain in hawaian

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 Don’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.

Talat Hussain in Mohabbat kon rokay

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

Talat Hussain in Import-eksport (Norwegian film)

Famous Films

* Chiragh Jalta Raha
* Gumnaam
* Import-eksport (Norwegian film)
* Insan aur Aadmi
* Ishara
* Jinnah – The Movie
* Laaj
* Qurbani
* Sautan Ki Beti (Indian film)

Awards

* Pride of Performance Award (1982)
* Amanda Award (2006) Best Supporting Role – Import Eksport.

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Oct 01 2009

Drama Serial Tanveer Fatima BA on Geo Tv

Category: Geo Tv,Tanveer Fatima BAmansoor @ 11:32 am

Tanveer Fatima BA is a story of a lower middle class family. There are various types of people in the story includes a potpourri of funny, passionate, bitter, naughty and greedy characters. This provides an abundance of interesting possibilities within this cloth washer’s family.
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The characters’ interactions with each other provides not only interesting situations and entertainment but also shows the psyches of their characters, like putting a curse through ma
Revolving basically around Tanveer Fatima who is a student of BA and for this reason her parents had to take a stand as most of the family members are opposed to the idea of letting her study further. For this reason her parents have hired a male tutor, which complicates the lives of some of the members of the family even gicians, falling in love, caring for others, self indulgence, human desires, emotions, loyalty and jealousy.

Cast: Talat Hussain,Shabbir Jan, Rashid Farooqi, Yasir Nawaz, Danish Nawaz, Sameena Ahmed, Rubeena Ashraf, Rubeena Arif, Umaimah Abbasi, Nayar Ejaz, Sheeraz Hassan, Tipu, Sara Umair, Amna, Shehnaz Parvez, Darakshan Tahir, Akhtar Hasnain
Writer & Director: Naved Jafferi
Producer: Hassan Zia
Production House: MasterMIND



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OST – Tanveer Fatima B.A Upcoming
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