Theatrical play – a laughter therapy for unrealistic idealism of youth

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By Naveel Ahmad

ISLAMABAD, May 9 (APP):Without any second opinion, idealism is the nature of youth but in every human endeavour it is the price that we have to pay for our achievements while false idealism just breeds sickness and produces psychos in a society.
The play “AAP KA MATLOOBA NUMBER DUSRI LINE PE MASROOF HAI ” being staged at F-9 Park in a very comic mood depicts youth’s unrealistic idealism, which is taking them far away from realities of life and making them a laughing stock.
The play is set in a coffee shop – a typical cultural hub of today’s youth.
The story encompasses a troika of friends and how one of the friends, Taimur, goes through the one thing every young boy in his twenties gets to face being friend-zoned by the one he is desperately in love with.
The entire play goes around Taimur’s confused love for a girl Zara in which his typical father Chaudhry Saab, depicting class contradictions, takes the entire comic to a logical end.
The comedy is a sugar quoted tablet for the treatment of artificial and miss-matched relationships being established in a fake environment created by teenage fanaticism.
Talking to APP, director Atif said, “He wants to convey in this play a message for the youth that why they act on confused ideals and don’t take responsibility for their actions. Why are they not true to their own feelings?
“Why are they not crystal clear in their approach and why have they perplexed, vague and ambiguous in their approach standing in the middle of nowhere?”
He advised the youth to understand and adopt real face of life, and come out of this Coffee Culture and be a practical part of this real world which has its own beauty and attraction.
Habibullah Sadique, one of the young guys from audience, was of the view that it was an amazing comedy play with wonderful direction. “Its execution was perfect and it was truly a laughter therapy,” he added.
He said the play taught him to be fair with the relations and reminded him a quote that “All that glitters is not gold” and one must take the decision by using his conscience and keeping in mind his own status.
He said one should become a role model for others rather than following their footsteps.
Another enthusiast from the audience Maryam Sana said the writer aptly depicted the characters with a fine plot and a good teamwork was the pointer of flawless acting.
“A complete package filled with love, emotions and humour and one cannot stop laughing from the beginning till the end,” she remarked.
She, however, said the play had a lesson for boys to choose a girl for her character and they should not go after her artificial appearance.
The play is being exhibited at F-9 Fatima Jinnah Park’s Aiwan -e- Quaid from April 27 April to May 14 under the umbrella of All-4-One media in collaboration with Gloria Jeans and others.