'Alif Noon' to return with Shehzad Roy, Faisal Qureshi as leads

Film adaptation of the PTV classic has been written and directed by Qureshi himself


Our Correspondent November 04, 2018
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KARACHI: If you were raised in the 60s or 70s, you would be happy to know the iconic duo Allan and Nanha is coming back together on screen again, but this time with a twist.

Alif Noon creator is no more

The original PTV show titled Alif Noon which featured the two memorable characters, started in black and white and later transitioned into colour, with repeats being televised even into the 80s. The show revolved around Kamal Ahmed Rizvi as Allan and Rafi Khawar as Nanha.

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Each episode followed Allan, shown as a clever business-minded person, coming up with some trick to earn quick money because he believed that if one stayed within legal boundaries, he couldn’t achieve big things. He would use Nanha - an innocent and gullible person from a rural area who loves his country and dreams of earning an honest living - as his stooge.

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Nanha didn't know the norms of the city and was therefore used by Allan as the 'frontman' for his tricks. In the end of every episode, Nanha would unintentionally expose Allan’s devious plot by telling the truth to the public.

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Speaking to The Express Tribune, Shehzad Roy confirmed, "Alif Noon is now being converted into a feature film and will be released in 2019." It will also star the Laga Reh singer as Allan and Faisal Qureshi as Nanha. Qureshi also revealed that apart from acting, he will be writing and directing the film as well.

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Remembering Noon

It will be a thought provoking, satirical action comedy which will portray Allan and Nanha in present times, dealing with the advances and challenges of modern society.



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