Alif Noon

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Alif Noon (Urdu: الف نون) was a comedy series from Pakistan Television written by Kamal Ahmed Rizvi. The cast consisted of Rafi Khawar known as Nannha and Kamal Ahmed Rizvi known an Allan.


Allan was shown as a clever business minded person who used to come up with some nasty and immoral tricks to earn fast money and used to use Nannha as his stooge. He was not himself inclined to work and would rather used to be the sleeping partner in every saga or telling the tricks to poor Nannha (his Front man). The character of Nannha became an instant hit. He was shown as an innocent, funny and somewhat dumb looking person from a rural area who loved his country and would dream of living an honest livelihood. He didn't know the norms of the new society and was therefore used by Allan as the front man for his tricks. In the end, he would unintentionally toss out the whole plot of Allan by speaking the truth to the public. This PTV series was first aired in 1971-72, and a second time in the early 1980s.

Pakistani society[edit]

Although an 80's comedy, the show portrayed a dark side of the Pakistani society where scam, frauds and such were widespread. The series contained a positive message in each episode.


Kamal Ahmed Rizvi, who wrote this series, depicted his role in such a way that he may always be considered among the Pakistani Writers and performers as a legend. His literary skills in this series may never be matched by any comedy show in the new era of private channels and has made him in fact immortal.

Film industry[edit]

In film industry part, it is shown that inexperience and materialistic type of people have come in who just make dummy films. This could be easily validated from the state of present film industry in Pakistan In disposal shop part it portrays that people have become more oriented. In Zakhira Andozi (hoarding) part, it is portrayed that people may take away the basic necessities only in order to make double money. The implementation could be easily seen in the 2008 Atta crisis in Pakistan There is part regarding the state of art and artist, which shows that the real artistic culture that has been the background of subcontinent has gone down to its lowest.


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