An Urdu play "Jalinoos", staged by the Dramatics Club of Government College University Lahore, takes a dig at religious hypocrisy prevailing in our society. Different cheap tactics, used by Baba Jaalinoos to achieve his vicious ends, are the central plot of this play.
The script, penned by veteran actor and writer Khalid Ahmed, is an Urdu adaptation of "Tartuffe", a four centuries old theatrical comedy by Molière.
Renowned actor and director Usman Pirzada and playwright Asghar Nadeem Syed came to see the performance of students.
Speaking on the occasion, Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Asghar Zaidi said their university’s students flawlessly performed the script that revolves around the story of an imposter, a Jali baba, who destroys the lives of innocent people.
"This great effort of our students to portray the bitter realities of our society in a light and humorous manner through this play will not only entertain you certainly but will also open many new avenues of thought and wisdom essential to create a better and more helpful world," said Vice-Chancellor Prof. Asghar Zaidi.
Playwright Asghar Nadeem Syed said GCU Dramatics chose a very bold and pertinent topic.
Usman Pirzada said the set was realistic and the acting was good by almost all the actors.
The play has been directed by GCUDC advisors Irfan Randhaw, Sumaira Khalil and GCUDC President Shiekh Mubashir Mehmood, while Fine Arts Department faculty member Amna Anwar designed the stage as Art Director.
The cast included Salman Tahir as Baba Jalinoos, Rana Ali Nawaz,Tanya Kiyara, Raisa Riaz, Younaib Zahra, Ali Gohar, Zubair Ghafoor, Zainab Talat, Sheikh Mubashar Mahmood, Zain Cheema, Ahmad Mughal, Abdullah Tahir and Akshat Kumar.