“This was a funny reflection directed towards the sons of spoilt beaucrates and industrialists”, these are the words of Ali Gul Pir, the talented director, comedian and singer, who has gripped the social media network with the video “Waderai ka Beta” which has gone viral on sites such as Youtube, Facebook and Twitter. It received 2.5 lac views in just 5 days. The video speaks volumes for those who may understand its humorous content.
A KESC Victim’s Creation:
Holding a major in T.V Production, he received his degree from SZABIST. Stating to The News/Geo he said that he moved out of his house to explore new horizons and to experience living alone for a while. It so happened 2-3 months ago that as usual KESC had struck and he was lying down in bed, devouring on “pappai and chai” when the idea dawned on him to compose a comical song which hardly depicted any serious issue, rather a matter which would illustrate the overall life of a “waderai ka beta”.
Two Hours and Zap..Here it was!
In two hours he penned this song down and discussed it with his friends who further encouraged him to pursue a television channel to showcase his creativity. However after getting rejected for “controversial reasons” he decided to stand against all odds as he said, “I didn’t take up a mainstream medium, instead after consulting my friends we settled on making it on our own by posting it on YouTube. I also brought it into limelight that though we would not be able to make money, we would still need to make an effort. I borrowed off money from those close to me and together with my talented team we started on this project.”
Forget Them Not – The Other Team Mates:
He further went on to emphasize that a fair share of credit should be given to Osama Sami, Raza Arif and Waqar Ali and the team members of “Vital Saeen”, who made it possible for the video to come to its final stage.
Never Knew He’d be a Star so soon! :
This down to earth emerging star did not even imagine in his wildest dreams that the video would be such a massive hit amongst not only youngsters but also elders alike.
Projects in the Pipe-Line:
With projects like “ Light on hai.” (aired every Saturday on Geo at 7:30) and other theater work under his wing he said that it took him 2-3 years of hard work and passion to make it this far in his career as an improvised comedian, however for a “waderai ka beta” this would not be the case.
I queried whether he had more projects in line, specifically of this social satire and of what the public should expect from him and his team? To this he replied saying “Abhi tou khair Allah Allah karo, bus ramzaan ke baad we’ll resume!” Hopefully there would be more not only politically based but socially enlightening as well. He continued that he would be interested in making sketches of 30 to 3 minutes and on a lighter note he added that it would be based on those brands that don’t sponsor him!
He’s Not scared of Feudal Backlash:
Upon my questioning whether he was scared for his life, considering the feudal political backdrop which we live in, he answered on a positive note saying “Well.. I haven’t been picked up by a Waderai ka beta as yet so I guess I’m safe, for now atleast!”
Saeen tau Saeen, Saeen ka kutta bhi Saeen
Saeen tau Saeen, Saeen ka paad bhi Saeen
Saeen tau Saeen, Saeen ki bachi bhi Saeen
and I say,
“Saeen tou saeen, saeen kee interviwer bhi saeen!!”