When we complimented Shabnam on the chic dress she
was wearing, she explained that it was not her own. "We are shooting at
the discotheque for "Dhamaka", why don’t you come?” So we duly arrived at
the disco only to find that the lights were being arranged, and no
shooting could take place for quite some time. Shabnam was nowhere in
sight either, so we thought to leave. But then suddenly out of the dark
everyone came along. There was Qamar Zaidi the director introducing us to
Maulana Hippy (M.H.) the producer, Ibne Safi the popular author of those
detective stories who is writing the script, the new hero Javed lqbal and
just about everyone else.
As we sat down Rehman arrived too. But for one
incongruous element (us) the picture was complete. All set for a dhamaka
of some sort. M.H. and Javed both dressed in the latest; Rehman in bright
glaring yellow; Nimmi sitting quietly in one corner dressed to kill. Any
moment the music could begin and things would go into action. We were
certainly taken aback when suddenly the music did come on, loud blaring
ghazal sung by Habib Wali Mohammad.
When we could make ourselves heard we
praised the song and the writer Ibne Safi. At which M.H. promptly put on
for us Shakespeare’s Qawwali and Mir’s, what shall we say …. dhamaka song.
The whole team is indeed very enthusiastic about the movie. So
enthusiastic that they thought fit, to improve on the disco decoration by
putting strips of nylon curtains in orange and blue. “Inshallah You'll not
find any cliché situations from Ibne Safi, there are a lot of new things
from the producer (certainly not those strips of curtain) and directions
from the director”.