The final week of performances for Islamabad audiences of the most celebrated theatre play Anwar Maqsood’s ‘Saadhay 14 August’ directed by Dawar Mehmood, are currently underway. On January 24, 2023, the show’s final performance will be held at PNCA Islamabad before moving on to Lahore.
100 Performances & Counting!
When your own tragedies and misery are humorously portrayed to you, even if you are aware of exactly where it hurts, you can’t help but chuckle at it. This is precisely what Saadhay 14 August by Anwar Maqsood and Dawar Mehmood has been able to convey. The plight of citizens in independent Pakistan and India, where Gandhi and Jinnah, the movement’s leaders, are placed on trial to determine whether or not their choice to create a free state was morally correct.
The play, which was well-liked in Karachi and successfully ran 100 performances, is now in its penultimate week of performances in Islamabad before its final performance on January 24, 2023. Saadhay 14 August, like Karachi, was able to draw large crowds to each performance, and the audiences were astounded by the incredible presentation, drama, choreography, and, of course, the powerful storyline.
President Of Pakistan Attended The Performance
Dr. Arif Alvi, the president of Pakistan, attended the performance at the Pakistan National Council of Arts in Islamabad with the first lady. His honorable attendance and fervent admiration for Saadhay 14 August demonstrated that the masterpiece was not only adored by the general public but also by those responsible for setting national policy.
Anwar Maqsood’s Writing Magic & Immaculate Performances
This is the third and last part in the trilogy that started with Sawa 14 and Pawnay 14 August. Exceptionally well-written by the legendary Anwar Maqsood and masterfully put together by Kopykats Productions Saadhay 14 August is a thorough thought-provoker and entertainer. The political, economic, and social upheavals in Jinnah’s and Gandhi’s respective countries were explicitly presented to them by the inclusion of well-known historical and contemporary personalities. Even when serious situations are shown, people are seen laughing because of Maqsood’s writing magic and every actor’s immaculate performance.
Next Stop Lahore
The audience and the main characters of the play are shown everything there is to know about Pakistani and Indian politics from Kashmir to Lahore to Delhi to London. From the bustling streets of Lahore to the burgeoning political activism among its citizens—from a state-sponsored film set in Delhi to London—you see the most outstanding, humorous performances along with Sajid Hassan’s convincing portrayal of a Sindhi politician in London who, like the many politicians and powerful individuals in Pakistan, managed to flee despite having his name on the Exit Control List. Saadhay 14 August provides satire and amusement in one package.
The spectacular team is now travelling to Lahore where they will perform Saadhay 14 August for the city’s zealous populace after the incredible house packed performances in Islamabad.