Karachi (Muhammad Yasir)
The grand premiere of the joint production of the Pakistan and Turkey drama serial “Selah Uddin Ayubi” was held at Arts Council of Pakistan which was attended by a galaxy of celebrities wearing beautiful and traditional costumes designed by famous designer Sarfraz Akbar. The epic drama unfolded the life and legacy of the legendary Selah Uddin Ayubi with remarkable precision and artistry.
The narrative traced the great leader’s footsteps from his humble beginnings in the rugged terrains of the Middle East to his triumphant rise to power. The script, a blend of historical accuracy and dramatic flair, captivated the audience from start to finish.
The drama was produced by two Pakistanis Dr Kashif Ansari and Dr Junaid Shah. It has been produced in the Turkish language, which is also being translated into different languages for capturing a broad audience, including English, Arabic, and Urdu. The drama serial was shot in the capital of Turkey, Istanbul, with a specific land was dedicated for the set depicting the sites of holy and famous cities like Jerusalem and Damascus.
The cast, a talented ensemble of actors, delivered stellar performances that breathed life into the characters of Selah Uddin Ayubi, his allies, and adversaries. The costumes and set design, rich in detail and authenticity, transported the audience to a time when honor and courage were at the forefront of every decision. On the occasion, Sarfraz Akbar- the official designer of costumes used by actors and actresses in drama, said, “The serial will take its audience on a journey of the particular age of Selah Uddin, which was full of struggle, sacrifice and success. The drama will leave unforgettable footprints on the minds of the audience.
The highlight of the evening was undoubtedly the breathtaking battle sequences that unfolded on stage, leaving the audience in awe of the choreography and special effects that brought the medieval conflicts to life.
The emotional depth of the play was equally striking, delving into the personal struggles and sacrifices that defined Selah Uddin’s journey.