Only Audience Can Help Improve Theatre Environment: Iftikhar Thakur
None other than audience itself can be an agent of change for creating congenial environment to bring the estranged families back to theatres for watching decent dramas.
MULTAN, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 11th Sep, 2018 ) :None other than audience itself can be an agent of change for creating congenial environment to bring the estranged families back to theatres for watching decent dramas.
Acclaimed comedian, Iftikhar Thakur, stated this in an interview with APP, here on Tuesday.
He lamented that theatre goers did not intervene when an actor uses indecent or objectionable language during the drama rather cheer them. If they object to such remarks and act, the drama would automatically be converted into a presentation worth watching for families.
To a question, the comedian replied that Charlie Chaplin was alive even after his death due to his outstanding performance. He said great Pakistani comedian Munawwar Zarif was Asian Charlie Chaplin, whose comedy was unparalleled.
He said that Lehari Sahib had many dimensions of comedy even before invention of 3D, adding that he was a guiding star for new Pakistani comedians.
Munawwar Zarif, Rengeela, Nanna, Ali Ejaz and others did comedy with their body language and expressions, he remarked and added that today's comedians had spot faces who only use their tongue and words for entertaining the audience.
Renowned broadcaster, Nizam Din Sahib was the founder of the trend while legendary actor Sohail Ahmad brought it to television.
Thakur said that artistes were participating in fund raising for construction of dams, suggesting that if the FBR would bring more Pakistanis into the tax net, it would be easier to collect funds for the national cause.
To another question, Iftikhar Thakur said that legendary directors like Nazarul islam and Riaz Shah and many others were educated who left the industry when uneducated assistants became directors of Pakistani films. It was one of the main reasons of industry's downfall, he added.