Jhanjar Di Paawan Chankaar (JDPC) is set to return to theatres again, as the team prepares for a rerun in three different cities; Islamabad, Faisalabad and Multan and take the audience on an emotional rollercoaster.
This is a play presented by Olomopolo Media that has been written by Saeed Rahman and Fatima Maan. It has been co-directed by Kanwal Khoosat, who is Irfan Khoosat’s daughter and sister of Sarmad Sultan Khoosat.
The story revolves around aspiring musician, Hamza who decided to live away from his over-protective mother, for the first time.
Living in an apartment that he is still getting used to, a random, free-spirited neighbour, Zaman walks into his humble abode one day and they begin to bond over their interests.
Meanwhile, Hamza’s mother makes a surprise visit and she begins to question everything he has chosen to do. After asserting his desires and dreams to his mother, Hamza reminds her that she has the impetus to his empowerment while growing up and would like to continue on living his life with the independence she had prepared him for as a child.
The cast includes veteran actor Samiya Mumtaz as well as the newer but equally engaging and talented Zain Afzal and Iman Shahid, along with Sarmad Khoosat himself.
Talking about JDPC’s tour and local theatre Sarmad Khoosat said, “If all Pakistanis start supporting local theatre and movies, our industry could grow to be a lot more than it is at the moment.”
Similarly, Zain Afzal who plays the role of blind young man in the play said that it has become one of the most iconic theatre plays in the country, adding that “it is a must-watch for people of all ages”. He further urged people to come and watch the play and “form your own opinions”.
Iman Shahid also said that “it’s going to be more exciting and full of brand new puns this time, the audiences are surely in for a laugh!”
JDPC will be opening in Islamabad on 19th January and 20th January at Pakistan National Council of Arts. The next stop for the team is Multan from 26 January to 27 January at Multan Arts Council and finally Faisalabad on the 2nd and 3rd of February at Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan Auditorium.
So, if you are in the city, don’t forget to buy your tickets and watch the play.