Pakistani dramatist Haseena Moin, who was beloved each in India and Pakistan for progressive exhibits resembling “Tanhaiyaan” and “Dhoop Kinarey” and likewise penned the dialogues for Raj Kapoor’s blockbuster “Henna”, died right here on Friday. She was 80.
Moin’s nephew Saeed advised reporters she was on the point of depart for Lahore when she had a cardiac arrest and died earlier than she may obtain any medical support.
Moin, who epitomized the shared cultural heritage of the subcontinent along with her relatable characters, significantly her sturdy ladies protagonists, was born in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, on November 20, 1941.
After Partition, her household moved to Pakistan and lived in Rawalpindi. They then moved to Lahore and ultimately settled in Karachi. She accomplished her post-graduation from Karachi University in 1963.
A recipient of the Pride of Performance award for her extraordinary contribution to the humanities in Pakistan, Moin was amongst Pakistan’s most revered and profitable dramatists with a prolific profession that stretched past Pakistani tv to Bollywood, Pakistani motion pictures, and included Indians exhibits resembling “Tanha” in addition to “Kash-m-Kash” on Doordarshan.
But it was her profession as a drama author that gave Moin enduring fame as individuals from either side of the border lapped up her PTV exhibits, together with “Ankahi”, “Tanhaiyaan”, “Dhoop Kinarey”, “Aahat”, “Uncle Urfi”, “Shehzori”, “Des Pardes” and “Aansoo”.
The ladies in Moin’s dramas had been bold profession ladies, a uncommon sight even in Bollywood these days.
In an interview, Moin, who took a break to combat breast most cancers for about 4 years, mentioned she realised when she got here again that the world of Pakistani tv had utterly modified.
“The atmosphere we had created in 40 years, the kind of woman we brought up, who was bold, independent, could defend herself, was happy and spread happiness, that woman is no longer there,” she advised Samina Peerzada, the star of her present “Nazdeekiyan”.
“She is now getting beaten, crying. You just pick up the remote and you will see women crying everywhere. I could not write something like this,” she mentioned in an interview in 2018 that has gone viral on social media after information of her loss of life got here in and folks flooded platforms with tributes.
She was the one who launched Zeba Bakhtiar to Raj Kapoor for the film “Henna”, a cross-border love story additionally starring Rishi Kapoor that she wrote.
Moin was the primary Pakistani author to put in writing for a Bollywood movie. Raj Kapoor needed her to put in writing the dialogues for his dream venture and was eager to forged Pakistani actor Shehnaz Sheikh. After she declined, Moin beneficial Bakhtiar because the main girl.
The movie, accomplished by Randhir Kapoor after Raj Kapoor’s loss of life, was profitable however Moin’s identify was not talked about in the credit, following her request as a consequence of tensions following the demolition of the Babri Masjid in December 1992.
Moin’s different common exhibits embrace “Mere Dard ko Jo Zuban Milay”, “Kaisa Yeh Junoon”, “Dhundle Raaste” and “Shayad ke Bahar Aaye”.
Moin had began writing from her teenage years, developing with a weekly column by the title of ‘Bhai Jan’ for an area publication when she was nonetheless in faculty.
She grew to become common along with her performs for Radio Pakistan Karachi’s “Studio Number 9.
Moin grew to become a instructor however her writing profession took off when PTV provided her to put in writing a play in 1969 for Eid and she or he got here up with a light-hearted comedy “Happy Eid Mubarak”.
According to Pakistani media reviews, Moin was final seen in public at a Pakistan Day occasion on the Arts Council of Pakistan in Karachi on March 23. A day earlier than that, she visited the Arts Council of Pakistan to get vaccinated in opposition to COVID-19.
The breast most cancers survivor had written a web-series on the topic. It is scheduled to launch subsequent month.
Actors and politicians mourned Moin’s loss of life and recalled her nice contribution in placing Pakistani dramas on the world map.
Actor Nimra Bucha mentioned, “The woman who put Pakistani drama on the map, wrote clumsy, funny, human, working female characters as leads…”
Filmmaker Mehreen Jabbar known as Haseena an icon.
“Thank you Haseena Moin for your unforgettable characters. You are and will be a national treasure,” she wrote on Instagram.” Actor Sania Saeed posted an image of Moin on Instagram and wrote “Haseena Aapa goodbye”.
Her drama “Dhoop Kinarey”, which was common in India as effectively in the ‘80s, impressed the Indian serial “Kuch Toh Log Kahenge”.
She wrote a play for India known as “Tanha” in addition to the Doordarshan present “Kash-m-kash”.
In Pakistani cinema, often known as Lollywood, Moin wrote the script for “Yahan Se Wahan Tak”, dialogues for “Nazdekiyan” and “Kahin Pyar Na Ho Jaye”