Thursday, 26 December 2013

Haaf Playt at Karachi Arts Council

    For the 2nd time in this year I have won a free ticket for a stage play 'Haaf Playte' going on at the Karachi Arts Council by participating in JubileeLife's  #JubileeKiHaafPlayte contest on twitter, first one was for the 'Avanti Returns'. Apart from Tribune review I have read so many positive reviews about the play that's why I was so excited to see this play.

My free ticket for the play

The play is an adaptation of a Tele Theater PTV classics comedy drama 'Half Plate' Staring: Moin Akhter, Khalida Riyasat, Jamshed Ansari, Latif Kapadia, Arshad Mehmood. Written by Anwar Maqsood. For theater its produce by KopyKat Producitons and directed by Dawar Mehmood.

    The play starts 15mins. late due to some special guests were late due to traffic jam in the city and Anwar Maqsood short his curtain raiser speech to save time for the play. The hall was house-full most of the people are sitting on the stairs and even on the floor in front of the stage. The writer kept the script modern by touching upon current issues like terrorism and poverty. There was a dialogue like 'Yeh Dasti Bumb nahi balkay Tangdasti Bomb hai'. Overall brilliant performance by everyone especially Yassir Hussain as Mirza Nafis Barelvi, Maryam Saleem as Bano, Zahid Ahmed as Butt Sahib & Tamanna Begum played by Alizeh. I've seen Yassir Hussain's performance before in Sawa 14 August back in August which was also a KopyKat Production and also written by Anwar Maqsood. He is such a great stage actor. From beginning to the end the audience was in fits of laughter. The play was ended with a standing ovation by the audience and they deserve that too.

Anwar Maqsood with the cast of Haaf Playt



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