A review on Pakistani comic theatre play, Kheil, Kheil Meh (2017). Its Production House is ZAHRSSS.

 

 

+ Crew

  • Directed by Zakiullah Khan

 

 

 

+ Note
The script is inspired by Bollywood hit film ‘Taare Zameen Par’ (2007). The play is based on condition, Dyslexia (reading disorder) patients. Adults and children were invited by Kazi Trust foundation at NAPA to conduct this play by ZAHRSSS productions.

 

 
+ Full Cast

  1. Arshad Malik as Jabbar
  2. Adnan Anis as Noman
  3. Kaneez Fatimah as Shumaila
  4. Ahmer Hussain as Student #1 / Sabzi Wala / Zubair Mamu
  5. Asif Sehzad Malik as Student #2 / Muhalay Wala
  6. Maria Baloch as Saira
  7. Zakiullah Khan as Teacher

 

 

 

 

+ Plot
Although Noman is repeating 9th class for the third time, still he is barely passing in his subjects. His parents are quite worried for their son especially his dear mother.

 

 

+ High Points
i – Arshad Malik played the role of Jabbar was not only hilariously one but was performed with such comfort and was successful in stealing the show. Arshad is a great veteran actor whose performance is most often memorable.

ii – After such a long time, really enjoyed Ahmer Hussain’s performance at a theatre play. The main reason is by offered to him not one but multiple interesting roles especially the main supporting role as Zubair Mamu. Although I am very fond of his comic roles, which he plays them very wisely. Other Honorable Mentions: Rest of the cast.

iii – The playwright was magnificently improvised by the cast members.

iv – The punch lines and jokes were amusing.

v – Good direction was able to convey the message to audience with ease.

 

 

+ Low Points
i – Since some of the stars were playing more than one character therefore, the change of costumes and props would have made easier for the audience.

ii – Lack of proper costumes / wardrobe for the characters.

 

+ Overall
Kheil, Kheil Meh is an enjoyable play, full of laughter, worthy direction, good performances and effective writing which made its mark.

 

 
Rate: 4.0 out of 5 stars