The content of Pakistani television has been criticized by actors, industry experts, and even by some fraction of the audience. The argument often comes down to the survival of tv and the film industry vs. the quality of content being produced.
With the revival of the film industry, Pakistani dramas also caught the limelight, but sincerely, only a few were worth our time. Most explored gibberish subjects and continued to spiral along the lines of saas-bahu rivalry, a cheating or abusive husband, or a vulnerable woman stuck in an unhappy marriage.
During an exclusive interview with Wow 360, we spoke to Pakistan’s sought and talented actress Sania Saeed whose upcoming film ‘Kamli’ is a content dreamland for the audience.
While speaking about content and its importance, we stumbled upon the topic of content on Pakistani television. On writing scripts quickly, Saeed said, “We aren’t doing our job. What we do here is lazy writing because we want to write quickly”.
“It is humanely impossible to write something substantial. How can you write for 26 hours within two months if I ask you to write? If you do, you will fall back on what is familiar, what is easy to write, what you can write fast; you don’t have time to think.”
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Giving examples of the 2022 drama serial Sang-e-mah written by Mustafa Afridi and the 2021 drama serial Raqeeb Se written by Bee Gul, Saeed said, “A person wrote Sang-e-Mah in four years. We can see it is written in four years [due to the strong storyline and development of characters]. Raqeeb se has been written in some time by the writer, [don’t know the exact time] but it shows how the writer has given time to the script.”
While gathering up words to explain her sentiments toward Pakistani television, Saeed smiled and said, “The problem with Pakistani television is that it has become a hellhole that we need to fill all the time.”
She cited the reason and necessity of producing content quickly is due to business conditions, “It is due to conditions of business which is hurting us intellectually. Maybe we need to keep an eye on it, watch it closely and understand it conscientiously”.
The Writer of Sarmad Khoosat’s Film Kamli: Fatimah Sattar
We also got a chance to connect with the soon-to-released film Kamli’s script and dialogue writer, Fatimah Sattar, at the film’s press conference held in Karachi.
Fatimah graduated from the National College of Arts (NCA) Lahore 5 years ago. She has shown the world her talent by beautifully portraying deep and complex characters. She is also associated with Sarmad Khoosat’s “Zindagi Tamasha.”
Fatimah Sattar on Kamli: “I just wanted to write something that provokes some kind of emotion when somebody watches it. It is just a story that I feel should be felt rather than directed or analyzed. The script is an emotion”.
Fatimah said she drew inspiration from things she had seen herself, that she has seen while growing up. A lot of work is inspired by things she has seen and then fictionalized into characters.
She said the film’s visuals match the way she imagined them to be, “I think they compliment the story – together they make the whole thing work because a film is a visual medium. You have to see it on the screen to understand the script.”
Sania Saeed credited Fatimah during the interview for her work. She said when she read the script, she was surprised because Fatimah is fairly young and for someone her age to have the ability to write so beautifully is commendable, “I thought she’s such a young girl, she must be very intelligent.
Singing her praises, she said, “She is an amazing young woman. The way she understands the human psyche is brilliant. As actors, in the middle of the scene when we were doing our camera rehearsals. I would stop, and I would think how did she think about this [how did she thought about this scene and perfectly crafted it]”.
She added, “Sarmad was part of developing the script with her, and several drafts were written. I was very impressed with the script. The way she built it, it’s a very complex narrative.”
Kamli releases in theaters across Pakistan on the 3rd of June 2022.
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