'The Song of Scorpions', starring the late Irrfan Khan, to be released on April 28text_fields
Mumbai: After screening at numerous film festivals, the movie "The Song of Scorpions," which features the late Irrfan Khan's farewell performance, will be released in theatres on April 28. The actor who passed away on April 29, 2020, is remembered in this movie.
Golshifteh Farahani, an Iranian-French actress, plays Irrfan's love interest in the film, which is set in Jaisalmer's Thar desert. Waheeda Rehman, Shashank Arora, and Tillotama Shome all have significant supporting roles. The movie's trailer was released today on digital platforms. Anup Singh, who previously collaborated with Irrfan to create the critically praised film "Qissa: The Tale of a Lonely Ghost," wrote the screenplay and directed the movie.
Irrfan essays the role of a camel trader in this twisted love story of revenge and the redemptive power of the song. Golshifteh Farahani plays Nooran, a fiercely independent tribal woman, who is learning the ancient healing art of scorpion singing from her grandmother, Zubeida, played by Waheeda Rehman.
Talking about the film, director Anup Singh said: "The film is about choice: you can either choose to breathe out the poison you breathe in or sing a song of love that heals rather than harms. It's an important film given the times we live in. Irrfan believed in it passionately and I am glad that people will be able to see it soon. It's an emotional moment for me and the entire team. This screening of the film I hope will bring healing to Irrfan's family and to all of us who loved Irrfan."
Anup Singh has also shared his memories of working with the actor in his book, 'Irrfan: Dialogues with the Wind', which was released last year.
The film, which is a Swiss, French, and Singaporean co-production, has been shot at breathtaking landscapes and has a haunting soundtrack. Presented by Panorama Spotlight and 70mm Talkies, the film is a Feather Light Films and KNM Production.
With inputs from IANS