By Syed Muhammad Amin
KARACHI: Renowned writer and intellectual Anwar Maqsood’s play “Kyun Nikala” to set stages of Arts Council of Pakistan Karachi once again after approximately three and a half year. The play will hit the floor of Arts Council Karachi on the night of 13th August and later it will be presented in various cities including Islamabad and Lahore. Using his trademark humorous tone tinged with satire, he said that recently the phrase “Kyun Nikala” has been popularized among the masses due to its political reasoning yet he named his theatre play as “Kyun Nikala” before the phrase was even familiar to anyone. He shared his renditions on 5th July at Arts Council of Pakistan during the press conference where Anwar Maqsood was taking to media along with president Arts Council Muhammad Ahmed Shah and director of theatre play “Kyun Nikala”, Dawar Khan.
Anwar Maqsood further said that after long three and a half year, I wrote this play because of the constant insisting of Mr. Ahmed Shah and Dawar Khan. He briefly tell the shared the story of “Kyun Nikala” and said the story will revolve around the Bengoli cook who want to participate in elections. He further talked about the upcoming general elections 2018 and said that 25th July will be an important day for every Pakistani and everyone should cast their vote for the betterment of our country.
President Arts Council Muhammad Ahmed Shah said there are not less in the number of theatres which are being played however the combination of Anwar Maqsood and Dawar Khan is nowhere to be seen anywhere. The duo is lethal in the world of theatre play. He further said that I predict a huge success of this upcoming play as I am getting too many calls regarding the play and when it will happen. Mr. Shah said that whenever Anwar Maqsood’s play hit the stages, thousands of people participate in these shows due to the unprecedented works of Anwar Maqsood.
Dawar Khan, the director of theatre play “Kyun Nikala” said that his chemistry with Anwar Maqsood is immensely strong now and he had been his companion for last 6 years. He further admired Anwar Maqsood for constantly spreading the smile through his theatre plays and said it should be continued. He further talked about the story of play “Kyun Nikala” and said there will be 10 new emerging faces which are being cast in this humorous play.