‘Likhay Jo Khat Tujhe’ a refreshing event for art-lovers

MULTAN, Sept 08 (APP)::Scintillating performance of celebrated artistes, Sania Saeed and Tajdar Zaidi, in reading out letters of
known Urdu writers and poets at the Multan Arts Council on Saturday proved to be a refreshing event for Multanites.
Directed by Kanwal Khoast, ‘Likhay Jo Khat Tujhe’ consisted of nine letters of famous literary personalities including Majeed Amjad, Josh Maleehabadi, Shafiqur Rehman, Faiz Ahmad Faiz, Jaan Nisar Akhtar Col Muhammad Khan, Amrita Pritam and Fikr Tounsvi, etc.
Attired in gharara and shirt, Sania Saeed mesmerised the audience by her stylish performance of voice and expressions.
Known Urdu writer Shafiq-ur-Rehman’s one letter titled, ‘Zanana Khatoot Mein Se’ (From Letters of Women) and Col Muhammad Khan’s ‘Tusi Ka Tota’ (The Parrot of Tusi) were read out by Sania Saeed
and Tajdar Zaidi in such a fantastic way that the audience burst into laughter.
Acclaimed writer Amrita Pritam’s last letter to her darling, Sahir Ludhianvi, kept the audience spell-bound throughout its recitation.
The two-hour-long performance was followed by heart-touching performance of musicians on Raag Darbari, combination of Sittar and Guitar, and with the background music related to some of the letters.
The duo received standing ovation and applause at the end of the event.
Talking to APP, Sania Saeed said that she was much delighted over the overwhelming response of Multanites, adding that the audience was very receptive.
She said that known artist Zia Mohyeddin was the best in reading out letters and story-telling and a number of his students were also doing the same job.
The actress urged the government to give subsidy on non-commercial programmes, adding that everything had become costlier.
Auditoriums of Arts Councils have become costly, specially Karachi Arts Councils is the most expensive, Sania said and added that they were planning to make productions which did not cost them much.
To a question, she said that stage and TV drama both had their own challenges, adding that none of them was easy to perform.