Who can forget the groundbreaking comedy show 50/50? Fifty Fifty was a satirical show released in 1978 that starred Zeba Shehnaz, Moin Akhtar, Durdana Butt, Ansari, Sakhi Kamal, Ashraf Khan, Iqbal Ansari, Adil Wadia, Ismail Tara, Asma Abbas, Javed Sheikh, Umer Shareef and Majid Jehnagir. The show was written by Anwar Maqsood and directed by Shoaib Mansoor. Made by iconic Shoaib Mansoor, the show was a masterpiece in absurd comedy and political sketch comedy, which launched the careers of numerous stars.
But 50/50’s popularity has just hit a new high. A famous parody song from the show “Dubai Janay Walay” has gone viral, after star Pakistan’s veteran actress/comedienne Bushra Ansari sung a part of the song on her Instagram. Bushra Ansar is a Pakistani actress, comedian, singer and playwright who started her career as a child performer in the 1950s.She had been ruling on hearts of her fans for decades. She won numerous awards during her career, including the Presidential Pride of Performance Award in 1989 for her contributions to the arts of Pakistan. She has worked in PTV’s most watched shows at the start of her career and is a very significant figure of entertainment industry.
Bushra Ansari takes netizens on a trip down memory lane with a new redintion of ‘Dubai Jane walay’. A video of actor Bushra Ansari singing ‘Dubai Janay Walay’ from her 1978 comedy Fifty Fifty yielded unexpected results this weekend — it reminded Pakistani netizens of their uncles and aunties who brought them gifts from abroad when they were younger. The video has gained thousands of views, with social media using the video to discuss the strong relationship between UAE and Pakistan. The video has freshened the memories of the golden era of the Pakistan’s entertainment industry. Social media users are showering praises on the legendary actress after the singing video went viral.
At the end of the video, she asked followers if they remembered anything after hearing her sing ‘Dubai Janay Walay’. She reminded the people that they very strong ties with Dubai and United Arab Emirates and thousands of people have been earning their livelihood from Dubai. The video certainly jogged netizens’ memories on Twitter as they shared stories of relatives who went abroad and got them gifts. The song brought back “pleasant memories” for many users. Many related to their personal experiences and many felt nostalgic listening to the song and getting lost in old memories.
Relations between the two countries have hit a new high with Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and the Emirati leadership developing stronger ties since the ascent of the new PDM led government. This song serves as another great reminder that the people of both countries are becoming closer to each other, and forming a stronger bond with each passing day. We hope that this collaboration strengthens the bond between the two countries.