Ever since Alif was announced a year ago, fans have been eagerly looking forward to watching this mega drama. And why wouldn’t they? Written by the phenomenal Umera Ahmed, directed by the hit drama and filmmaker Haseeb Hassan, produced by the dynamic duo Sana Shahnawaz- Samina Humayun Saeed, and boasting a megastar cast consisting of Hamza Ali Abbasi, Sajal Aly, and Kubra Khan, Alif has all the right ingredients in place for the perfect recipe of a blockbuster.
However, while the assurance that this drama will have everything the audience looks forward to in a quality drama has been intact since day one, the drama’s release date has always been a question mark.
Supposedly the show was to go on-air last year October, then it got shifted to December. Once December of last year rolled, a new tentative date of March/April 2019 was being rumored to be the show’s premiere, which was again shifted to a post- Eid-ul Fitr date. After so many speculations and rumors, it looks like the show finally has gotten itself a confirmed release date.
A September Release
Producer of the show, Sana Shahnawaz, has confirmed to GalaxyLollywood that Alif will go on air in September on GEO TV. While the exact date of release has not been announced yet, the wait for that won’t be long, as Sana revealed that the teasers for the drama are all set to go on-air post-Ashura, which falls on 10th September.
Considering the scale of the show, it is safe to assume that the promos for the show will be on-air for some days before the show’s premiere. Which means that Alif is looking to finally get on air by the last days of September.
The story of Alif was published in a monthly digest with its final installment published in July, and is also available in a proper novel form. This isn’t the first time Umera Ahmed’s script has both been serialized as a novel, and simultaneously being shot for the television screen. The Resham-Nouman Ejaz starrer Mon o Salwa had also gotten a similar treatment. So, while the story of Alif is easily available for the eager viewers to peruse as a novel, its visual adaptation for the TV screens will be a different experience altogether.
We, like every other fan of binge-watch worthy Pakistani dramas, are eagerly waiting for Alif’s final premiere date. Watch out this space for all the verified updates regarding the most awaited project of the year.