Ali Moeen

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Ali Moeen
Ali Moeen.jpg
Born 20 November 1968
Lahore
Occupation Playwright, screenwriter, lyricist, media consultant, product developer for media
Nationality Pakistani
Education Masters in English & Political Science
Alma mater Saint Dominican Convent School Bahawalpur

Ali Moeen is a Pakistani dramatist and lyricist.

Biography[edit]

He was born 20 November 1968 in Lahore.[citation needed]

He began writing poetry at the age of 14.[citation needed] He did his Master's degree in English & Political Science.[citation needed]

On 2 December 2008, Ali Moeen was awarded the Best Drama Writer of Pakistan in the Hum TV's HUM Tele Film Festival 2008[1] for the telefilm "Aik Aadh Hafta".

"Yeh Hum Naheen" (Urdu ﻳﻪ ﮨﻢ ﻧﹷﮭﹻﮟ,) – "This Is Not Us!"[edit]

The lyrics, penned by Ali Moeen, are succinct but clear: "This story that is being spread in our names is a lie. These stamps of death on our foreheads are the signs of others. The name by which you know us, we are not that. The eyes with which you look at us, we are not that. This is not us, this is not us." Composed by Shuja Haider, the result is a mega hit single. "Yeh Hum Naheen" not only topped MTV Asia and Pakistani charts, but also made its presence felt on the British charts.

"The Dawn Review", Dawn Newspaper, October 16, 2008[2]

Ali Moeen wrote the lyrics for "Yeh Hum Naheen",[3] a peace song sung by Pakistan's leading artists as part of an international campaign against terrorism. The song and message behind it have been covered by international media.[4][5][6] The campaign was the brainchild of Waseem Mahmood, author and media consultant, who took inspiration for the project from his children, who were tired of the way a minority of misguided young people were putting forward a message of radicalisation and terrorism which was at odds with what the majority of Muslims believe. The central message of the song is that of reconciliation, peace and truth, and is intended as the voice of the silent majority of Pakistanis who are saddened and shocked at the high-jacking of Islam by terrorists, and want to stand up and shout "This is Not Us". "Yeh Hum Naheen" was written in Urdu in words that are simple and meant to reach a wide-ranging audience. The music was composed by Shuja Haider. "Yeh Hum Naheen" not only topped MTV Asia and Pakistani charts but also made its presence felt on the British charts.[2]

Books[edit]

Drama serials[edit]

Ali Moeen wrote several award-winning drama serials.[7]

  • Rangbaaz
  • Ali Ki Ammi
  • Sarmaya
  • Noor Mahal
  • Baatein dil ki
  • Phool waali galli
  • Azzal
  • Khali aankhain
  • Aik dafa ka zikar hai
  • Yeh zindagi – an 18-episode drama serial for ARY Digital
  • Makaan Number 47 – a 19-episode comedy serial, ARY Digital
  • Mohlat – a 6-episode Indus Vision tele-film presented by Gaaza Entertainment, produced by Infinity Films
  • Marzi (Geo TV)

Tele films and plays[edit]

  • Reshman To Jhalli Hai – An Indus Vision tele film by Gaaza Entertainment, produced by Infinity Films.
  • Rasheed Mechanic Ko Pata Tha – An Indus Vision tele film by Gaaza Entertainment, produced by Infinity Films.
  • Aaina Wohi Rehta Hai[8] – A tele film awarded 1st Prize at the Pakistan Television Corporation (PTV) Film Aalmi Adab Se Intikhab Festival 2005
  • Main Hoon – A 2005 New Year special tele film for GEO TV.
  • Aik Thee Julia – A tele film for Aaj TV.
  • Koi To Ho Ga – A tele film for Aaj TV.
  • Daira – A tele film by GEO TV based on the novel Moth Smoke
  • Bus Stand – An adaptation of a Manto story telecast from Indus Vision
  • Bhook Lag Rahi Hai: A 50-minute, one-scene drama for PTV produced by Evernew Studios and also selected as a NAPA script writing reference
  • Khaali Bench – A love story televised on GEO TV.
  • Dada Ki Subah – A long play for GEO TV by Imago Films
  • Second Chance – A 25 December (Quaid-e-Azam Day) tele film on ARY Digital
  • Short Cut – A tele film under production for Ary Digital
  • Gathri – A tele film for IQ Entertainment
  • Band Khirki Sey Bahar – A film festival movie
  • Matlab Kya ? – 6 September 7, a special Defence Day play for Ary Digital starring Hashim Malik
  • Hai Koi…? – A special 25 December play for Ary Digital
  • Radio Wala Ghar – A tele film for ARY Digital
  • Ab Kya Karain – A tele film for ARY Digital
  • Kya Baat Hai – A 3-episode sitcom, which was a Nida Studios Production for PTV World
  • Short Circuit – Comic-Satirical Skits for PTV
  • Eid vs Mobarak – A sitcom long play for PTV
  • Raasta – A 13-episode series based on psychological diseases, which was a Target Entertainment & Imago Films joint production and sponsored by Pfizer
  • Royals Rescue 15 – A 13-episode Docudrama series, a Nucleus Entertainment Presentation for PTV
  • Darwaza – 6-Episode miniseries on psycho-social issues for Indus Vision
  • Professor, Vespa Aur Faqeerni
  • Main Auraton Say Parda Karna Chahta Hun
  • Kyon…! Meray Bhai Ki Shadi Hai
  • Qurban Ki Qurbani
  • Hakeem Bodla K Teen Betay
  • Aik Aadh Hafta – Hum Tele Film Festival 2008[9]

Magazine TV shows[edit]

Lyrics and theme songs[edit]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Waqas Saeed Puri (6 December 2008). "Welcome to Daily Regional Times Online Newspaper". Archived from the original on 3 January 2009. Retrieved 3 January 2009. 
  2. ^ a b Dawood, T.U (16 October 2008). "Weekend Wrap – Dawn – The Review; October 16, 2008". Archived from the original on 7 January 2009. Retrieved 7 January 2009. 
  3. ^ "4m Pakistanis sign anti-terror petition". 19 July 2008. Archived from the original on 6 January 2009. Retrieved 6 January 2009. 
  4. ^ "MTV News". 8 August 2007. Archived from the original on 6 January 2009. Retrieved 6 January 2009. 
  5. ^ "The News International Online Newspaper Karachi Edition". 12 July 2008. Archived from the original on 6 January 2009. Retrieved 6 January 2009. 
  6. ^ Diab, Khaled (12 July 2008). "The Guardian, UK Newspaper Online Edition". Archived from the original on 6 January 2009. Retrieved 6 January 2009. 
  7. ^ "Infinity Films – Awards". Archived from the original on 11 January 2009. Retrieved 11 January 2009. 
  8. ^ "Award Winners – Shorts". Archived from the original on 7 January 2009. Retrieved 7 January 2009. 
  9. ^ "Trailer and synopsis, Aik Aadh Hafta – Hum Tele Film Festival 2008". Archived from the original on 6 January 2009. Retrieved 6 January 2009. 

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