LAHORE: Amidst a low-key turnout, the famed TV series from the mid ‘90s, “Ainak Wala Jinn” launched the promo of its much-awaited sequel “Return of Nastoor” on Wednesday night.
The late night event showcased the new technology that has been added into the show’s story and also updated fans about the changes that will be taking place in the new series.
“‘Ainak Wala Jinn’ was very popular [amongst children and adults],” said Muhammed Tariq, a veteran scriptwriter also known as Tariq Sahili. “Kids today are very sharp. They enjoy [television shows] but criticise them as well,” Sahili said. He also shared how the team has incorporated newer technology and creative ideas to the sequel.
“We have added animations, graphics and have created a futuristic story by adding aliens who have come to conduct research in the world,” shared Sahili. “But the element of travel and adventure still remains.”
A prevalent theme, which is highlighted throughout the series, is religious allegory. In this, the story of good versus evil plays itself out. He gave an example of a character named Tasbee baba, who is supposed to be the conscious of good. Sahili said it was important to clarify the idea of good and evil for the benefit of young viewers.
“There is a lot of negativity, so the need for goodness is always present,” said Sahili. “It was a great privilege for me to write for the second part since A Hameed wrote the previous script,” explained Sahili, referring to the famous Urdu author. “I had to take this forward in the same manner but also keep the contemporary teachings in mind.”
Although the promo of the sequel was rough; showing various uneven and under produced scenes, the characters will be seen against the backdrop of innovative graphics and 3D effects. No official date for the first episode has been announced. While the show’s success will be gauged when it releases, for now, we wish the team the very best. Here’s to childhood memories!
Published in The Express Tribune, November 9th, 2012.