Once a leading form of entertainment in Pakistan; theatre industryis successfully on a revival track.Some of the most creative acts that have hit the theaters so far include the classic adaptation of Anwar Maqsood’s ‘AanganTehra’ and a vivid celebration of music and dance‘CinderJutt’ by Javed Ahmed Saeedi to name a few.
Another musical play that’s creating a buzz around the townisRaheelLodhi’s ‘Sorry Juliet, Paaro Loves Romeo’. This play is a musical comedy sponsored by the telecommunication giant Nokia, who have always encouraged entertainment through such generous efforts. The media partner for this venture is the leading advertising company, Synergy Group whohavedone exceptionallywell in contributing their bit in promoting the entertainment industry. “Sorry Juliet! Paaro Loves Romeo” is being performed at the Arts Council, on-going from 8th of June till the 7th of July 2013.
The bilingual play was positioned on a bet – a bet between love and flirt. It shows howsomething as spiritual and genuine as love is being exploited by our young generation for the fulfillment of their ulterior motives. Packed with memorable punch lines by flamboyant characters like Softy, Romeo,Makhan Singh,Chota Don and others, the play manages to leave the audience with a memorable journey of two and a half hour of fun, laughter, music and love.
The cast of”Sorry Juliet! Paaro Loves Romeo” is aneffective mix of experience and originality.SaqibSameer, an established name of the theater industry steels the show with his power pact performance as ‘Makkhan Singh’. His Punjabi accent and spontaneity leaves the audience enthralled. Paro, the Desi girl and Juliet, the epitome of love and eloquence manages to take the stage with theirdaring dancing acts and beautiful smiles. Softy, Juliet’s best friend captivated the audience with his unconventional personality and perfect dialogue delivery.
Pakistan’s emerging choreographer Veera managed to pull off six dance performances during the entire play. Veera and his dance team performed some of the latest Bollywood songs and international soundtracks, glazed with amazing stunts, legwork and body techniques. The closing dance performance with superb light effects, fluorescent torches and spellbinding dance moves was simply breathtaking.
Even though at times the script seemed a little loose and lasted a little longer than anticipated, the dances managed to capture the audience’s interest. Such theatrical performances serve as a perfect escape from constant stress and the turmoil that our public faces regularly.
Our best wishes to Juliet and Paro – may Romeo makes the best choice!
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