Nima Lavafpour is a traveling musician from Iran and shares a deep bond with India. On one such visit to India, he gets to rediscover a memoir after 8 years. This sparks an infectious wave of creativity in his life and others around...
A musical exploration, reminding us of an age-long spiritual and cultural bond between India and Iran. For those who are following open lines of Sufism outside and beyond any per-conceived doctrine of law, institutions or religion.
A dervish or darvesh (from Persian درویش , Darvīsh) is someone treading a Sufi Muslim ascetic path. Among the most widely known and the earliest of the dervishes are the Kadiris, whose order was founded in 1165 AD and who are known in Europe as the howling dervishes because of their peculiar chant. And then, In 1273 AD the order of Mevlevi or the whirling, dancing dervishes was founded by followers of the Persian mystic and poet Jalal al-Din Muhammad Rumi.
The film has a narrative in two layers spanning two different timelines, viz. 2006 - 2014.
This film is dedicated to the lovely souls who are evidence to the age-long Indo-Persian brotherhood and friendship, that still very much persists in the urban landscape. NAFiR is also an effort in exploring the effect of time and it's impact on human lives and their transcendental spiritual states.
Made in 2007, on the 800th birth anniversary celebration of Sufi Mystic Poet Maulana Jalal al-Din Rumi; this film could undergo post-production and completion only in 2015, once I could gather enough funds to revive the film.
Hopefully this film can bring in fruition to an international music exchange program bridging the nations of India and Iran who have, since ages, made a great cultural impact on a global stance.