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 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 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…

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 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 | Episode 19 | Momina is Husn-e-Jahan, on Reel and IRL

Aqsa and Momina meet in a nice restaurant. One can notice the difference – the kind of small, almost dingy restaurants they went to earlier; and now that she’s an Academy award winner, their surroundings have changed. Nice! The fangirl asks her, “aap Maimoona Sultan hain na?” If it was a slip of tongue, 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 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….

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 10 | Qalb-e-Momin’s Journey Towards Discovering Alif Has Begun

The eighth episode is live. This episode has mostly confrontations and arguments between Qalb-e-Momin & Abdul Alaa. Qalb-e-Momin challenges him that he will make a hit movie on spirituality, that will bring people closer to Allah.

Book Review: Alif – Complete Review (By Umera Ahmed)

Introduction I love when I read a novel about writers, or watch a movie about actors. Umera had not written a novel post Aab-e-Hayaat, which was about 3-4 years ago. I remember that because I had just moved to my apartment, my own apartment, around that time. My sisters and I used to discuss the abrupt ending over a cup of tea until late in the night. Ah,…