Almost all of us have heard our parents rave about iconic PTV dramas like Dhoop Kinaray, Ankahi, Aangan Tehra etc. at least once in our lives. One such iconic television series – Alif Noon – that originally featured brilliant names like Kamal Ahmed Rizvi and Rafi Khawar is all set to get its cinematic remake with Shehzad Roy and Faisal Qureshi as the legendary duo of Allan and Nanha.
To get you all acquainted with the TV drama a little bit, the drama series was first aired in the 1960s. It primarily revolved around two contrasting characters; Allan and Nanha. All Allan ever thought was making fast money by whatever means necessary while Nanha was the most gullible of them all who believed in earning honestly. Given his innocence, Nanha was almost always used by Allan as a front man for his tricks but he would always end up exposing Allan’s plans to the world unintentionally.
The film version of Alif Noon is expected to follow the same story-line, adapted according to today’s society. Shehzad Roy will play Allan while Faisal Qureshi is expected to play Nanha. The former aka Shehzad Roy himself broke the news through his official Twitter account.
The film will be directed by Faisal Qureshi and will be his first film as a director for the big screen. Shehzad Roy’s tweet was followed by a number of encouraging messages from various media personalities including Ali Zafar, Malala’s father Ziauddin Yousafzai, Jibran Nasir, Hamid Mir and Nabeel Qureshi.
According to Faisal Qureshi, “ALIF NOON is a revival of a classic comedy and famous characters but with a modern twist. The characters will not be from 80’s. ALIF NOON is infact a new modern version of them belonging to today’s era, so whoever has seen the old classic and even the new generation who didn’t will be able to enjoy.”
Here’s hoping that Shehzad Roy and Faisal Qureshi succeed in meeting the expectations set for them or else we’ll have to listen to our parents rant about how our generation is ruining the classics of their times, our whole lives.
More details regarding cast, crew and release date will be released in 2019.