The cast of Saadhay 14 August is under a lot of pressure to live up to the expectations of celebrated screenwriter Anwar Maqsood and director Dawar Mehmood.
The play is a sequel to Anwar Maqsood’s Independence Day theatre series Paunay (three quarters) 14 August and Sawa (quarter past) 14 August.
Anwar Maqsood had announced the latest sequel in his long running series in February, after which auditions were conducted to hire artists.
SAMAA TV was told that Saadhay 14 August contains dialogues between the founder of the country, Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, and his contemporary, Mahatma Gandhi.
The theatre also features scenes from the partition of colonial India.
Around 200 artists will be acting in this satirical play.
The play will also highlight stories from four major cities as it puts on its unique context to the Partition.
The cast of the drama hopes the latest play lingers in the minds of people for a long time and provides them with quality entertainment apart from plenty of food for thought about the past, present and future of the country.
They said people pay a fair deal to watch the play and therefore they should be able to provide them value for the money they are investing towards their entertainment.
The play is expected to premier on August 14 at the Arts Council in Karachi.