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Published on 16 Mar 2010 | over 6 years ago

Debut video of Mekaal Hasan Band, directed by Maryam Rahman. Based on Shah Hussein's Kaafi 'Raba Meray Haal Da Mehram Tu'. The video's concept is about a person who is not normal by regular society's standards. The director chose to exemplify the character's unique nature/gifts by giving him a globe covered with newspapers as part of his head. This contraption literally sets him apart and the video is about how individuals who are unique are treated by 'normal' society. The newspapers are indicative of how any person is flooded with the media telling us what is good or bad and what is acceptable or unacceptable. The character goes through four or five different actions wherein he attempts to adapt to normal everyday experiences,yet at each attempt he is left bewildered and hopelessly out of place. His ultimate resolution is to take the newspapers, make paper planes of them and throw them away,because to him the messages they are sending are irrelevant, since any individual has to find the truth of their existence for themselves and not rely on other sources to tell them well them what they are or not and what they should be or not.

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