The Real Gene behind College Jeans
I remember watching 50:50 and I also remember that I used to laugh like anything for their amazing content of humor…a show of its own kind, or should I say, one of a kind. But then again, for a decade I was unable to find a slightly familiar type of television drama or sitcom that would come up to my expectations of a good “humor” concerning drama, but unfortunately all those who claimed failed miserably.
Then out of nowhere in the late 1990’s came a ray of light, a light of hope, a hope of a good laugh, a laugh for a good humor. It was none other than a Lahore based sitcom by the name of “College Jeans” which by the way had an amazing catchy music (later on I came to know that it was taken from an Arabic song). The sitcom had a long list of young talented wonderful caste who are, to date, successful in their careers, and that too are media related.
The story revolved around the renowned campus of National College of Arts (N.C.A.) and its capable students, and their whinny miserable lives (as portrayed). The cast included amazing actors like Faisal Qureshi, Ali Zafar, Ahmed Ibrahim, Samina Ahmed, Tariq Abro, Ehsun Rahim and many others worth watching. The comedy content and the acting was something to watch for. In addition to this, almost everyone present in the cast was a student of NCA.
The sitcom came into two sections, the first one including all the major show stoppers and the second with some changes (which by the way was not worth watching at all). The reason being that almost everyone was busy with their career based lives and doing well.
Its been quite a while since we had a good laugh at our very own home-made sitcoms and the continuous effort of our new comedy based directors cannot be ignored but, they have failed to deliver what is said to be “first-rate comedy”. Sitcoms like Wrong Numbers (by the very talented Jawwad Ahmed), Family Front, Jutt and Bond were some of the closest to make us remember our old laughs. Lets hope and pray that we get to see some good comedy in near future from our very own creative directors.