IT was a show not to be missed. The second show of Lagti Hai To Lagay, aired on Bol TV, was a class apart and can rightly be termed as the most hilarious program on any TV channel at the moment.
The show began with a highly serious issue facing our country: education. The presenter highlighted the glaring loopholes and negatives of our education system in a satirical way, and went on to compare it with those of the developed countries of the world. While the host’s style and mannerism were quite funny, the spirit with which he pointed out the lacunae in Pakistan’s academic scene was not. In fact, his spiel about the demerits of our wretched education system must have prompted the people at the helm to fix the rot in a realm that is key to the mental and intellectual wellbeing of our generation.
The feather in the show’s cap was the rendezvous with Nabeel Gabol, a PPP stalwart, who was flanked by another funny yet naive character Abid Shaka. The questions the presenter posed to Gabol and the way Shaka responded to them left one into bouts of side-splitting laugher. To say that the show has achieved breakneck popularity only because of Shaka’s unique mannerisms and idiosyncrasies would not be off the mark. Minus Shaka from the show and see a phenomenal dip in its ratings and viewership.
Shows like Lagti Hai To Lagay are few and far between on our myriad TV channels busy in the race of ratings through sensationalism and breaking news. It must continue to give entertainment-starved folks a break from the noisy political talk shows that are a dime a dozen.