Published On: Wed, Oct 19th, 2016

Faltu Larki depicts society’s undue treatment of women


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The famous pair of Faseeh Bari Khan and director Mazhar Moin from Quddusi Sahab Ki Bewah fame are all set to make their return.

Faltu Larki, which is their recent imminent play, is a humorous depiction of society’s undue treatment of women. The plot of the story revolves around a girl who has come from India to reside with a family in Pakistan and soon starts to confront a variety of issues in her latest house and is incapable of standing up for her essential rights.

As the tensions between India and Pakistan are high after the Uri attack it was inquired from Moin that how he feels the play will be received.

Moin elaborated that “Emotions are more significant. Pakistan and Indian share the similar culture and ethnicity; for instance, we turn a blind eye to the fact that there were/are inter-marriages happening.’’ Moin continued by saying that “It is difficult for those people to get their families to meet and mingle, despite having so much is common. We are just bent on trying to find differences rather than similarities and that’s a theme we tried to address,”

The cast of the play involves multitalented experienced female actors such as Seemi Raheel, Samiya Mumtaz, Hina Dilpazeer, Sumbal Abbas and Yasra Rizvi and a handful of relative newbies.

Mumtaz further continued by saying that “This is going to be very, very diverse from anything I’ve done before, I’ve often been stereotyped on television as a victim or a wailing woman; I want to change that image. This character isn’t dependent on any man,”

The 46-year-old Mumtaz first appeared in Shahid Nadeem’s directed drama serial “Zard Dopehar” (The Yellow Noon) aired on PTV in 1995. She is also notable for her performance in drama serials such as Yariyan and Maaye Ni.

Faltu Larki will be aired next month on A-Plus.


About the Author

Sidra Muntaha

- Sidra Tul Muntaha is a journalist (MA-Mass Communication and M.Phil in Mass Communication) based in Lahore. She is working as an editor at fashion, style and entertainment in the section of the Kooza. She writes fashion and entertainment articles for The Kooza News.

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