Written by: Umera Ahmed

Directed by: Haseeb Hassan

Produced by: Epic Entertainment

With the ending of the drama coming soon next week, the stakes are so much higher now for the makers of Alif to make sure the drama ends on a good note and the viewers are not displeased with the end result! The second last episode aired last night and the writer has paced everything so well overall that I am getting a good feeling that Alif will be one of those rare dramas that actually end in a way everyone will like.

The mystery of Husn e Jahan and her motives for leaving were finally revealed to Qalb e Momin as well as the audience in this episode, and we also got to know more about the mysterious character of Master Ibrahim. Everything has come together very well in terms of plot, and all that is left to resolve is Qalb e Momin’s own internal strife.

As I already said, Umera Ahmed has done a phenomenal job on the script. From the start to the finish, not one episode has felt off or slow-paced. It is such a breath of fresh air to not have to complain about how the hard work of the actors and director has all been laid to waste only because of the writer’s inability to mesh together a good story! But with Umera Ahmed, this complaint has never arisen once and Alif has from the start to finish remained honest, fresh and thought-provoking!

With that being said, it’s time to praise the actual heroes of this drama, the cast that has made Alif what it is! This episode once again showed that Sajal Aly and Hamza Ali Abbasi have come such a long way not only through their characters but also as actors in themselves. They have truly owned these characters and given them the life they needed, and Momina and Qalb e Momin could never have been as vibrant and bigger-than-life if it had been some other actors playing them.

On that note, let’s also not forget Kubra Khan who has made Husn e Jahan honestly a legend in the drama! Saleem Mairaj and Fareeha Raza are also a part of the cast that deserve the utmost praise for making what were supposed to be supporting characters as interesting as the main characters themselves. The last episode definitely has us excited, but it also means it will be the last time seeing this talented group of people together!

From the script to the acting to the directing…every aspect of Alif has delivered with a punch each time. Haseeb Hassan should definitely feel proud for taking on such a monumental project and giving it the life it deserved.

The book the drama is based on has its own charm and magic, but suffice to say the drama has really captured the essence of the book and translated it well online. So for Haseeb Hassan and the crew that has worked on the drama, this should be the success it is! We can’t wait to see how it ends but regardless of the outcome, the entire cast and crew of Alif should feel proud of themselves.

What were your thoughts on this week’s episode of Alif?

Umaima Munir is a film and theatre nerd who is extremely passionate about well-written scripts. Her love for television stems from days of watching old PTV dramas such as Andhera Ujala.


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