Maas Foundation depicts Manto's life on stage

Published: April 1, 2017



LAHORE: Maas foundation recently performed the play Manto Say Miliya at the café Pak Tea House in Lahore. The production revolves around the life of late Saadat Hasan Manto, a well-known but controversial writer.

The Aamir Nawaz directorial was well received by the audiences. Nawaz, who is also the president of Maas Foundation, shared that it was a great honour to project the life experiences of such a celebrated entertainment personality. He further added that he was even more overwhelmed when he was asked to perform the play at the Pak Tea House – which has always been the hub for famous writers.

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The Maas foundation earlier performed the play at the Pakistan National Council of the Arts and it was also staged at the Karachi Arts Council in 2015. Manto Say Miliya has been written by Afzaal Nabi, who also plays the lead role of Manto. Other cast members include Tanveer Khalid, Aamir Shahzad and Kashif Nazir.

According to Nawaz, the audience was able to relate the scenes of the play to Manto’s actual life experiences and that’s what highlighted the strength of the production. The Maas Foundation is planning to organise a two-day Manto Theatre Festival 2017 on his birthday in May.

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