“It’s the first time we are doing a play in Urdu,” said Nida Butt in a press statement. “And it’s also the first time we are doing a story which is so relevant to us, our city and our times.”
Karachi – Haar Na Mano has been written by Faraz Lodhi and edited by Uns Mufti and is based in the boxing rings of Lyari, where boys and men fight all day long. Lodhi wrote 12 of the original soundtracks while Jafri composed the music for them. According to Jafri, the music is edgy and quite contemporary.
The theme of the musical, as supported by the decor, highlighted how despite all the odds and violence in Lyari, people continued to dedicate a large amount of their time to sports – and boxing in particular.
The show would run at Arts Council from October 22nd, 2011.