Chronicle Reporter, Bhopal, A comedy satirical play ‘Kaahilon Ki Jamaat’ was staged at Shaheed Bhavan here on Wednesday. The play, written by Abdul Haq, had 16 characters on stage and was directed by Abdul Parvez Khan.The dialogues and script of the play though dealt with comic situations and presentations, but, the play somehow talked about reality.
One person can be judged on the basis of his job, but where will he reach through that job, cannot be judged. The essence of the entire play was idea behind it. The play was a comedy play as a whole.
What is Kahilon ki Jamaat? Kahil is an Urdu word, meaning ‘lazy’ and Kahilon ki Jamaat is a group of lazy people. The scene pans in on a colony where many people live together. All have one thing in common they are all lazy. Two friends, Abid and Akhbar, who want to become writers, meet daily at a tea shop, where they recite their poems and shayaris and people love listening to them.
There are two characters as the pratagonist of the play, Abid and Akbar, who are fond of writing and they are the students of the city’s famous Shayar Alalbadi. Every time people ask Aabid and Akbar what you do or what their job is, then they answer, “we are learning to write’.
People taunt them and say, this is not a job. Abid and Akbar used to meet at Chacha’s tea shop. Chacha was tired of hearing long-range things every day. Therefore, he advises them to make their group ‘Kaahilon Ki Jamaat’. On the principles of Darul Kohl, the foundation of Kaahilon Ki jamaat was laid.
As the time passes, people realise that those who were so helpless, now they have become the most qualified. Everyone is flummoxed as they are lazy, but want to attend the jamaat at the same time.
In a few days, the scenario in the colony changes completely and everyone starts working early to finish as soon as possible to reach the jamaat. Eventually, people realise that the rule is changing them from being lazy to being workaholics, so they reject the jamaat. With this the drama Kaahilon Ki Jamaat ends.