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Sufi adaptation of Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure

Based On William Shakespeare’s ‘Measure For Measure’ “A virtuous woman has to choose between her honour or saving her brother’s life in a story of reconciliation and forgiveness.”

By: Eastern Eye Staff

TO DECLARE an interest, Ahmed (“Allu”) Jamal, who has directed a film called Rahm (Mercy), an Urdu language adaptation of William Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure, is a long-standing friend of mine. We worked together in 2006 on The Journalist and the Jihadi, a documentary on the kidnapping of The Wall Street Journal’s South Asia correspondent Daniel Pearl, who was probably the first Western hostage to be beheaded in recent times. That said, he and his elder brother, Mahmood Jamal, have made one of the most engaging adaptations of a Shakespeare play. I predict it will do well in India, Pakistan…

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