CAST & CREW
“ Alif” is the Bollywood film scripted and directed by Zaigham Imam. Zaigham produced the film along with Pawan Tiwari. The film stars Neelima Azeem, Danish Hussain, Bhavna Pani, Pawan Tiwari, Aditya Om, Saud Mansuri, Shimala Prasad, Gauri Shanker and Ishaan. The trailer of Alif has a specialty. Yes, it was released by Akhilesh Yadav, the CM of Uttar Pradesh. Jaya Bachchan accompanied him during the trailer launch. The film deals with the importance of education. Jaya Bachchan narrates the film. Before the theatrical release, the movie has been screened at the Indian International Film Festival of Queensland in Australia. The film won the Best Child Actor award and the Best Screenplay award at the festival.
Raza’s sister Zahara is married to a Pakistani. Although Zahara suffers a lot, she stays there. When she returns India, she wants her brother’s son Ali to quit the Arabic seminary and learn in an English medium school to become a doctor. Upon her request, Raza joins his son in an English medium school. As the kid is new to English, he finds it hard to cope up. Some of the teachers in the school ill-treat him. Meanwhile, Raza has been facing some issues from the seminary. Did he come out from them? Did Ali learn English? To know the answers to these questions visit the theaters.
Except Neelima and Saud, none has played well. Although the film comes with a good message, the actors failed to express the emotions well and made the film, a dumb one.
Zaigham Imam has taken a very good subject, Essentials of Education in his hand. But, he has failed to execute the subject well. Artists’ selection should have been better so that the emotions could have been properly exposed.
What’s Not There?
If you want to watch the film just for its message, you could watch it. Although it has been marked as an International Film Festival film, it doesn’t have anything related to performance.
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