Political Parody: Mein HouN Naa

Posted on August 17, 2007
Filed Under >Adil Najam, Humor, Politics, TV, Movies & Theatre
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Adil Najam

Some of the best political commentary anywhere in the world is done in humor. In Urdu we have a great tradition of political commentary in verse and some of the best poetry (a la Faiz Ahmad Faiz) is of this variety. What I present here is no Faiz – not even close. But it is a fun parody.

Pervez Musharraf – Parody By Dr.Muhammad Younis Butt
09:46

I found myself laughing out loud and replaying it immediately. Especially the first minute or so is very good (then, I thought, it became repetitive and maybe too long). But all in all, it is good fun, a nice spoof, and captures an element of truth about Pakistan politics today.

It is from the Geo TV show ‘Hum Sab Umeed Say Hain.’ As I had written earlier, this show along with ‘4-Man Show‘ and some others, is part of a “a new breed of television comedy skit shows – edgy, young, political, and irreverent.” The quality of these shows can be erratic, but I do believe that they are part of Pakistan’s ‘new political reality’ where people are now willing and able to say things out loud that they used to earlier share only with their close friends. (We have been writing about elements of this new political reality at this blog and I recently outlined some of its elements on the radio show Asia Pacific Forum when they interviewed me about this blog in their special August 14 transmission).

14 responses to “Political Parody: Mein HouN Naa

  1. BitterTruth says:

    This multi talented guy Dr Younus Butt is awesome; so many years of successful scripts from “Family Front” to “Hum sub umeed say hain” is amazing performance.
    Btw this i agree with dawa-i-dil “our political leaders are more funny in real life than the parody itself”..

  2. Raza Rumi says:

    Adil Bhai: this was funny. thanks :)

  3. MB says:

    Good one. But there was one this week too which was better. Good pick anyways. I have few others too. There were some which come in adult lingo category but the normal ones are:-

    http://publicmb.wordpress.com/2007/08/18/pakistani -politics-best-of-the-best-in-comedy/

  4. dawa-i-dil says:

    no..leaders are what nation is…as per hadees…

    so just pointing fingers on others…we also have to look upon what we ourselves are…

    corruption..chor bazari….what thing we have not….

    leaders not come from space..they emerge from us…

    most importantly..election is a filter process…but army rule of 35 years have destroyed this filter..so we have not a single genuine leader..except Imran ..but his party is so small…

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