Alif (TV series)

Alif (Urdu: الف; lit: Aleph (Letter in Arabic)), is a 2019 serial drama television series created by Sana Shahnawaz and Samina Humayun Saeed under their newly formed production house Epic Entertainment.[2] It is written by Umera Ahmed based on her novel of same name and directed by Haseeb Hassan. It stars Hamza Ali Abbasi, Sajal Aly, Kubra Khan and Ahsan Khan in leading roles. Alif revolves around the journey of a rebellious film-maker and a struggling actress, both having disturbed pasts. It shows how both come-across the same path and understand the terminology of the alphabet Alif illustrating the bond of an individual with his God. The drama serial premiered on 5 October 2019 in Pakistan, with the prime slot of 8:00 pm PST / 20:00 GMT every Saturdays on Geo TV. The First episode of serial received positive reviews, mostly critics praising the location, cast and cinematography of serial.

GenreSerial drama
Created bySana Shahnawaz
Samina Humayun Saeed
Written byUmera Ahmed
Directed byHaseeb Hassan
Opening theme"Alif Bas"
Shuja Haider & Momina Mustehsan
Composer(s)Shuja Haider
Country of origin Pakistan
Original language(s)Urdu
No. of episodes11
Production location(s)
Camera setupMulti-camera setup
Running time40 Minutes
Production company(s)Epic Entertainment[1]
Picture format1080i (HDTV)
Audio formatStereo
Original releaseOctober 5th 2019



"Alif touches upon the questions you ask yourself; questions about life and what it means", Sana Shahnawaz told Something Haute and The Express Tribune. "You’ll see how the lives of all the characters are connected with this single alphabet".[7][8]


The principal photography began in June 2018, with initial filming in Turkey.


  1. "Samina Humayun Saeed & Sana Shahnawaz join hands with IMGC to create new production house". Something Haute. 4 July 2018. Retrieved 27 August 2018.
  2. Khan, Saira (6 August 2018). "Samina Humayun, Sana Shahnawaz, IMGC collaborate for production". HIP. Retrieved 28 August 2018.
  3. "Hamza Ali Abbasi, Sajal Aly and Kubra Khan to star in 'Alif' | The Express Tribune". The Express Tribune. 29 May 2018. Retrieved 27 August 2018.
  4. Shirazi, Maria (3 July 2018). "Ahsan Khan joins the cast of Alif". The News Interanational. Retrieved 27 August 2018.
  5. "Yashma Gill joins the cast of Alif". The Nation. 20 July 2018. Retrieved 22 July 2019.
  6. "Hina Ashfaque stars in Alif". The News. 18 December 2018. Retrieved 18 December 2018.
  7. "Hamza Ali Abbasi, Sajal Aly and Kubra Khan team up for 'Alif'". Something Haute. 28 May 2019. Retrieved 29 May 2018.
  8. "Hamza Ali Abbasi, Sajal Aly and Kubra Khan to star in 'Alif' - The Express Tribune". The Express Tribune. 29 May 2018. Retrieved 29 May 2018.
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