May God rest him in peace.Ameen
Friday, April 22, 2011
Saturday, April 16, 2011
Famous comedian Babu Baral passed away here after a prolonged illness at the age of 47.
Babu Baral had been suffering from Cancer, Hepatitis and kidney disease and was being treated at private Hospital.
Babu Baral started his career as a comedian from Gujranwala in 1982.
He appealed to the government to grant him aid for his medical treatment.
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Mastana, survived by a widow and a son, was a Hepatitis-C patient, and was hospitalised some 20 days ago in critical condition after, according to doctors, his liver stopped functioning.
His son Saad Hasan, brother Javed Akhtar and sister Shaheen were at his bedside in the hospital at the time of his death, artiste’s family sources said.
His funeral prayers held at Bahawalpur’s central Janazgah were joined by a large number of people, including the local artistes and media persons. He was laid to rest in a local graveyard.
In Mastana’s death the Pakistani commercial theatre lost one of its luminaries. Though Mastana had left theatre for about last ten years, the news of his death came as a shock to the artiste fraternity.
The Commercial Theatre Association decided to keep close all theatre activity on Monday night to show reverence for the late artiste.
Mastana belonged to Gujranwala. Before joining the field of theatre, he was an embroiderer. In 70s he started doing theatre in Gujranwala. He did his first play in Lahore at the Open Air Theatre, Bagh-i-Jinnah, entitled ‘Visa Passport’.
He was a student of late TV actor Fakhari Ahmed. Mastana’s popular stage plays include Shartiya Mithay, Kotha, (written and directed by Mastana himself), Ashiqo Gham Na Kero, Bashira in Trouble and Shabash Begum.
His on-stage pair with comedian Baboo Baral was an instant hit. Baral is also bedridden and being treated at Jinnah Hospital in Lahore.
Mastana’s commercial theatre career spans over more than 30 years.
According to late artiste’s close friends, he left theatre in 2004-5 after an ugly incident at Naz Theatre where during a crackdown on racy dances a policeman slapped Mastana in public. The incident left the sensitive artiste disheartened.
After the incident, Mastana had a transformation, and he started visiting various shrines, leaving theatre for good.
His stage colleagues included Sheeba Hasan, Bindiya, Irfan Khusat, Khalid Abbas Dar, Baboo Baral, Ashraf Rahi, Amanullah, Waseem Abbas, Suhail Ahmed and Jawad Waseem.
During his illness, his family had appealed to the prime minister and the Punjab chief minister for financial aid but in vain.
Besides stage Mastana also performed in some PTV plays such as Shab Daig and Uncle Kiun. Ashraf Rahi, a colleague and childhood friend of the late comedian, said Mastana had an individual style and was a trendsetter in commercial theatre.
Monday, April 4, 2011
Director: Sultana Siddiqui
Writer: Noor-ul-Huda Shah
Writer: Noor-ul-Huda Shah
Cast: Ghazal Siddique, Mahnoor Baloch, Hassam Qazi, Badar Khaleel, Qaiser Khan, Mahmood Siddiqui, Noor Muhammad Lashari, Manzoor Murad, Roshan Atta, Anwar Solangi, Asad Qureshi, Sheema Kirmani, Anwar Baloch.
Plot:The story is about a village girl, Marvi, who goes to the city for studies with the aim to come back to her village and make the living conditions better for people there. Of course everything doesn’t go nice and easy according to her wishes and she faces lots of hardships. Hassam Qazi, plays a role of Marvi’s possessive lover, has performed very well. Ghazal Siddique who played the role of Marvi has done a tremendous
Saturday, April 2, 2011
Written by: Hashim Nadeem Syed
Directed by: Anjum Shehzad
Produced by: Javeria and Saud
Cast: Sadia Khan, Imran Abbas, Fazila Qazi, Ahmed Jahanzaib, Firdous Jamal
The story revolves around the ages old conflict between religious ideology (Khuda) and human emotions (Mohabbat).Belonging to the society’s elites, a young commerce graduate Hammad who does not even know the basics of the religion accidentally saw Iman, daughter of Maulvi Aleem,Who teaches Quran to the children of the vicinity. This spectacle brings a topsy- turvy change to Hammad’s life.Hashim Nadeem got Pride of Performance for his novel KHUDA AUR MOHABBATFrom the makers of Yeh Zindagi Hai, Javeria and Saud this time show their Versatility.
Friday, April 1, 2011
Directed by : Babar JavedWritten by: Sameera Fazal
A & B Productions Present
Cast: Noman Ejaz, Sawera Nadeem, Faisal Qureshi, Aamna Shaikh, Beenish Chohan, Sunita Marshall, Mohib Mirza, Saba Faisal, Seemi Pasha, Sheheryar zaidi
Stoty:Mera Saaeinis a new drama serial that airs every sunday at 8:00 on ARY Digital Tv. Mera Saaein revolves around the life of a feudal lord,Malik Wajahat Ali who’s persuade of an inheritor has ruined the life of four women. He has the power to move things around accordingly to his own will but fails to get what he needed the most in life of his own son.
Written : Faiza Iftikhar
Director : Syed Atif Hussain
Cast : Sanam Baloch, Fahad Mustafa, Qavi Khan, Shabbir Jan, Deeba Begum, Shagufta Ejaz, Rashid Farooqui, Sami Khan and others.
The story line covers the timeline between the past and the present of the pivotal character, Hira a girl from middle class background, whose parents passed away while she was a child. Since then, she has been facing disappointments in life, but then comes in her life her prince charming, Mazhar. Hira is married off to Mazhar. Mazhar’s family makes things very difficult for her. Never the less Mazhar’s love is enough for her.
But within a year and half of their marriage Mazhar dies in a fatal car accident. Life becomes very difficult for Hira. Hira’s sister in law, Rizwana, wants to grab power and control in her brothers’ house. She keeps poisoning her parents against Hira. Soon Hira is thrown out of the house. In our society for a young widow life is not easy. Hira is married off to Naveed, a widower and then starts a new period of suffering in the life of Hira, as she is till evocative of her past and compelled to live in her present.