Alif | Episode 20

Awnnn! That’s the reaction when I watched the first scene. The romance between Momina and Momin is so romantic. I am a big fan of how Umera Ahmed depicts romance, both on paper and on screen. By the way, in case you’re wondering why he didn’t ask about her teacher, you’re not alone. I am…

Alif Ending Explained

What’s the Fuss About? The Umera Ahmed novel ended in September (read complete novel review). Then, began the drama (read Alif Cast & Characters). And, yesterday, one of the most phenomenal dramas came to and end (read Alif Finale Episode Review). Ever since the novel ended, we have been wondering if the drama will show…

Alif | Episode 22

For previous episode reviews, please check the archives.  Let’s begin. Yet again, Qalb-e-Momin and Momina spend their nights awake. Qalb-e-Momin tries to contact Momina and she doesn’t pick up his call. Shelly reaches Qalb-e-Momin’s office as Daud and Qalb-e-Momin try to fix the situation. A gossip monger in Qalb-e-Momin’s office spills the beans and Shelly…

Alif | Episode 21

For previous episode reviews, please check the archives.  Let’s begin. This episode opens with Husn-e-Jahan’s dance. I love every single outfit that Husn-e-Jahan wears while performing. Soft colours, layers, flairs, everything. She leaves the performance midway when she hears about Momin’s fall from the tree. Needless to say, Mumtaz Begum doesn’t like it. She’s upset…

Alif | Episode 17

Qalb-e-Momin is in a dilemma. Those paintings are his only way to get finance. The catch 22 situation leaves him with no option but to agree to Momina’s demands. Momina meets Master Ibrahim, another major player in the story. So, finally she knows that Qalb-e-Momin is Husn-e-Jahan’s son. Dumbo! Again…. What’s with the flashbacks… Abhi…

Alif | Episode 16

Episode 16 begins in Qalb-e-Momin’s childhood. He doesn’t want to eat the same food everyday. Taha is bitter and hopeless after repeatedly being rejected for jobs. The scene that follows shows a close bond between Taha and Qalb-e-Momin, and also demonstrates how heartbroken Taha is. Young Qalb-e-Momin’s imitation of Taha and whirling dervish is cute….

Links to read Alif online (By Umera Ahmed)

I understand that Alif is not just a novel, it is a phenomenon that has gripped the Urdu speaking people across the globe. While some are content by simply watching the drama; others want to enjoy the literary experience as well. There is good news for all. Umera’s website uabooksonline.com has shared Alif in various…

Alif | Episode 15

Qalb-e-Momin is back after Abdul Alaa’s funeral. Shakoor, the chatty yet loyal housekeeper is worried about Qalb-e-Momin. The scene changes as Daud and Tina bicker about Qalb-e-Momin’s elongated absence. He comes back just then, with the script. Daud and Tina are blown away by the script. He gets a call from Khaliq, the guy who…

Alif | Episode 24 | An Emotional Finale

For previous episode reviews, please check the archives.  Plot Summary & Commentary Alright, the last episode is here. Momina and master Ibrahim are confronting, revealing the secrets we didn’t know about. We see Abdul Alaa for one last time as Master Ibrahim tells Momina how he married Husn-e-Jahan aka Husna. توبہ کے دروازے پر کسی…

Alif Episode 4

Alif is not just a book or drama. It is a phenomenon that makes Pakistani Drama viewers crazy. The first episode aired on 5th October. It lives up to the expectation.

Alif Episode 3

Alif is not just a book or drama. It is a phenomenon that makes Pakistani Drama viewers crazy. The first episode aired on 5th October. It lives up to the expectation.

Alif Episode 2

Alif is not just a book or drama. It is a phenomenon that makes Pakistani Drama viewers crazy. The first episode aired on 5th October. It lives up to the expectation.

Alif Episode 1

Alif is not just a book or drama. It is a phenomenon that makes Pakistani Drama viewers crazy. The first episode aired on 5th October. It lives up to the expectation.

Alif | Episode 14 | Abdul Alaa Is No More

Let’s review episode 14 of Alif. Abdul Alaa is no more. Inna lillahi wa inna ilaihi rajeun. Before proceeding, these are some related posts you’d want to check out first. Or, maybe later. Book Review: Alif – Complete Review (By Umera Ahmed) Drama Review: Alif Trailer and Cast Episode wise reviews Plot Summary Momina’s Track…

Alif | Episode 23 | A Revelation About Master Ibrahim

For previous episode reviews, please check the archives.  Plot Summary & Commentary  Husn-e-Jahan asks Sultan to fabricate news of her death, just so she could be with Momin. Sultan isn’t on-board with the idea but relents, for he can never say no to her. And, then she disappears. (I don’t recall this scene from the…

Drama Review: Alif Trailer and Cast

Now that the novel is complete and the drama is about to air, let’s talk about the characters and the cast that is chosen to play those beautifully flawed characters. The official wiki page of the drama lists the below cast.Yeah, that is no mystery. But this post aims at dissecting each character and the…

Alif | Episode 18 | All About Past

Husn-e-Jahan wants to sell off her paintings to make some money so she would be able to afford what Qalb-e-Momin wants – good food, toys, clothes… Sultan struggles to sell the paintings, and finally only gets 2000 rupees for it. Realizing that a mother is desperate to find a better life for her son, he…

Alif | Episode 13 | Qalb-e-Momin Has Decided The Title Of His Movie

First of all, thank you, all you lovely visitors. People are getting crazy and curious to know about the story of Husn-e-Jehan and Taha. It spiked traffic on my blog. Thank you so very much, and do keep visiting. Before proceeding, these are some related posts you’d want to check out first. Or, maybe later….

5 Reasons to watch Alif Drama (Geo TV)

I am looking forward to watching Alif Drama (Geo TV). It is written by Umera Ahmed. The novel is already published in April 2019 and is immensely popular amongst Urdu readers. I prefer not to watch the screen adaptation of a book. It is generally very loosely based on the original story and often the…

Alif | Episode 12 | Qalb-e-Momin is still searching for the truth

The 12th episode is live. We see more of Husn-e-Jahan and Taha and Abdul Alaa’s displeasure over their union. Before proceeding, these are some related posts you’d want to check out first. Or, maybe later. Book Review: Alif – Complete Review (By Umera Ahmed) Drama Review: Alif Trailer and Cast Episode wise reviews Plot Summary…