Musical Play CinderJutt at Arts Council Karachi

Musical Play CinderJutt at Arts Council Karachi

CinderJutt (currently showing at Arts Council till the end of January  can best be described as a hot curry of cold stereotypes, garnished with a few Bollywood item songs. The cast includes a Pathan, a gandasa-waving Jutt, a homosexual fashion designer and a Lakhnavi man who greets everyone with an “adaab”; there … Read more

Adnan (R) dubbed by Shehzad Ali Khan (L)

The voices behind Ishq-e-Mamnoo characters

With luxurious sets, beautiful actors and protagonists whose chemistry is sizzling hot, Turkish TV show “Ishq-e-Mamnoo” on Urdu 1 has become Pakistan’s new addiction. To broadcast this Turkish soap in Pakistan, a dedicated team of local actors spent a considerable amount of time recording the voice-overs, under the guidance of … Read more

Drama Humsafar Hum TV

Drama serial Humsafar by Hum TV

Intelligently Written by Farhat Ishtiaq and Directed very well by Sarmad Khoosat, Hum TV’s Drama serial Humsafar is winning rave reviews from audiences. The main reason behind is the on screen chemistry between the protagonist pair played by Fawad Khan and Mahira as Ashar and Khirad. It has been called … Read more

Begum Jaan lights up NAPA’s stage

Begum Jaan lights up NAPA’s stage

It was not surprising to see posters of yet another period play by the National Academy of Performance Arts’ (Napa) Repertory Theater, where actors talk in difficult Urdu and plots don’t seem relatable at all. With Begum Jaan, however, Napa managed to break its own stereotype by choosing a well-written … Read more