A few days ago, popular actor and director Muhammad Ehteshamuddin shared a poster on social media, asking fans to stay tuned for a project that will be out anytime soon. The black and white poster carried the title âMe & My Storiesâ, below which was written âDhaka â 1971â as the subtitle.Â
Muhammad Ehteshamuddinâs inclination towards Partition narratives is something that we all know of from his adaptation of Khadija Mastoorâs Partition novel, âAanganâ into a drama serial for HUM TV. Now, the ace drama and film director seems to have taken up the Partition of 1971, that of Bengal, also referred to as Dhaka Fall.Â
The genre and medium of âMe & My Storiesâ, however, is still unknown, for Ehteshamuddin hasnât disclosed any such news regarding the project. Since Partition stories, both of 1947 and 1971 are often deemed controversial, especially if looked at from an unbiased perspective, it is quite probable that the director might choose a web channel as its medium to avoid any kind of controversy on national television.
Whatever the platform is going to be, the viewers are sure that Ehteshamuddin will never lay his hands on a low-quality production, for he has always given us blockbusters in the form of serials like âUdaariâ, âAseer-zaadiâ, âSadqe Tumhareâ and films like âSuperstarâ and the âDum Mustamâ (unreleased but promising).Â
Moreover, since âMe & My Storiesâ is going to be based on a historical event in time, we are all the more hopeful that weâll get to see something well-executed, for Ehteshamuddin is one of those very few modern directors of Pakistan who donât shy away from tackling period dramatic projects and acing them every time, be it PTVâs âPartition Storiesâ or HUM TVâs âAanganâ.