Alif is a movie about a father, his son and his ambition to make him a doctor. His fight with the orthodox seminary education and his fellow neighbours.Hakim Raza who lived with his orthodox family in a Muslim majority area of Benaras, wanted his 10 year old son, Ali to study in a good school but couldn't enroll because of fear of old riots as they all were in Hindu locales. His life changed after his sister came to India from Pakistan and insisted him to enroll Ali in good school. This caused a tension with his neighbor and seminary teachers who started threatening Hakim and persecuting Ali with false reasons as they wanted him to become a scholar of Quran while Hakim & Zahra wanted him to become a doctor. Could Ali become a doctor and how Hakim Raza saves his sister is all about Alif.