Arts Council of Pakistan

SIR KALAM successful run on 1st May in Karachi

After a successful run in Islamabad, The Insane Productions performed SIR KALAM in Karachi, a dark comedy theater play by Saiban Khaliq, produced by ISPR at the Karachi Arts Council, on May 1st.

Sir Kalam Karachi Run

Top celebrities and socialites were present at the red carpet event, some of whom included renowned actors and models included Ahad Raza Mir, Asif Raza Mir, Muzna Ebarhim, Syed Tipu Sharif, Danish Nawaz,Naeem Haque, Hania Aamir, Kasim Khan just to name a few.

Sir Kalam Play

Danish Nawaz at the Premiere

The play stars Shamayale Khattak, Aymen Shuja Zuberi, Sardar Osman, Zainab Raja, Tayyab Anwar, Sarmad Bashir, Saiban Khaliq and Wasiq Ali Zia. A famous playwright, Mansoor Kalam, shares the secret “formula” of becoming a successful playwright in Pakistan. He shares this “formula” by giving examples of 3 of his award winning screenplays. While he shares this technique, he is confronted by an obsessed fan who makes Mansoor Kalam wonder; “Can a story, change someone’s life?” This is a story of a commercial playwright who writes meaningless and overly glamorized stories that only serve the purpose of making money.

Sir Kalam Play

Hania at the Premiere

Khaliq has taken his theatre plays across the nation on multiple occasions. Having previously written and directed 9 theatre plays, he now brings ‘Sir Kalam’ to the Karachi Arts council. The play will continue till the 10th of May.

Sir Kalam Play

Muzna Ebrahim at the Premiere


Siachen – A Theatre Play by Anwer Maqsood

English Biscuit Manufacturers (Pvt.) Limited (EBM) has invited bloggers to watch theatre play Siachen – written by Anwer Maqsood, directed by Dawar Mehmood and produced by Kopykats Production. Siachen is a story about our bravest soldiers stationed at the world’s highest battlefield.

Siachen play

Anwer Maqsood at the stage

Play starts with the introductory speech by Dr.Zeelaf Munir, CEO of EBM as they are the official partners of this play while Anwer Maqsood explains the idea behind Siachen.

Siachen play

The auditorium was filled with audience, everyone was excited to watch this play. It starts with soldiers leaving their family. There are some emotional moments that can make you cry and then there are some witty jokes where you can’t stop laughing like ‘ek sardar tha aur woh bohat zaheen tha‘ meaning ‘there was a Sardar and he was intelligent’. Cricket jokes are the best. At times it reminds me of Alpha Bravo Charlie. From beginning to the end the audience was in fits of laughter. Very well scripted and young cast has done their best. The play was ended with a standing ovation by the audience.

Siachen play

Cast of Siachen

Siachen is running till first week of February, more info can found here.