Geo TV’s hit drama series Alif needs no introduction.
Hamza star Ali Abbasi and Sajal Aly has captured the hearts of millions with the heartfelt directing of Haseeb Hassan and the unconventional script by Umera Ahmed. The addition of other top stars including Manzar Sehbai, Ahsan Khan, Kubra Khan, Saleem Mairaj and Saife Hassan only made the show more artistically enjoyable.
After continuously being ranked as one of the best shows in 2019-2020, Alif is now nominated for Best Drama at the Lux Style Awards. In the meantime, let’s take a look at some of the most inspiring and heartbreaking scenes from the series that have struck us all.
1. When Qalb-e-Momin rejects Momina for his film
This powerful scene from episode one features Qalb-e-Momin (Hamza Ali Abbasi) and Momina (Sajal Aly). That’s when Momina comes to audition for Qalb-e-Momin’s next film and gets rejected after a heated argument. The storyline for this particular episode highlights the conflicting characters of Momina and Momin, thus setting the tone for the episodes to come.
2. When Abdul Alaa expresses his aversion to the work of Qalb-e-Momin
Qalb-e-Momin’s argument with grandfather Abdul Alaa (Manzar Sehbai) from episode four is one of the defining points of the story. The argument escalates after Abdul Alaa visits Momin from Turkey and learns about his extravagant lifestyle. This particular scene later marks the beginning of Momin’s spiritual journey.
3. When Momina mourns her fate with Master Ibrahim
This heartbreaking scene from the show’s first episodes delves deep into the piety of Momina’s character. He portrays his strength and spirituality in the midst of his many problems. The scene also highlights his deeply rooted relationship with calligraphy mentor Master Ibrahim (Saife Hassan)
4. When Abdul Alaa cannot stand Taha’s love for Husn-e-Jahan
Abdul Alaa’s dislike of Husn-e-Jahan (Kubra Khan) is one of the most powerful moments in the drama. This scene sets the stage for the future life of his son Taha (Ahsan Khan) and his martial life with the approval of Husn-e-Jahan without Abdul Alaa.
4. When Momina asks Qalb-e-Momin for Abdul Alaa’s calligraphy
This scene from Episode 16 shows yet another interaction between Momin and Momina. Completely contradictory with their first meeting, in this episode, it is Qalb-e-Momin who asks Momina to sign her next project on spirituality. Momina inturn asks her grandfather for the seven calligraphic paintings of Abdul Alaa.
5. When Qalb-e-Momin is struck by Momina’s transformation into Husn-e-Jahaan
In one of the last episodes of the drama, a particular episode brings out the love that Qalb-e-Momin has for Momina. He is upset when he sees Momina’s metamorphosis into Husn-e-Jahan. Momina’s father, Sultan (Saleem Mairaj) is also shocked at his transformation, given that he was one of Husn-e-Jahan’s close collaborators in previous episodes.
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