‘The Path of Zarathustra’ is all set to release under the PVR Director’s Rare banner on 4th September 2015. Directed by Oorvazi Irani, the movie touches upon the theme of Parsi community and their ancient faith – Zoroastraianism, founded by the first Prophet, Zarathustra. The movie will see a release in Mumbai, Pune, Delhi/NCR, Banagalore and Surat.
‘The Path of Zarathustra’ stars Oorvazi Irani, Tom Alter, Rushad Rana and Shishir Sharma. The screenplay of the movie is written by the celebrated author and writer of Parsi decent, Farrukh Dhondy. Besides being a director & actor, Oorvazi Irani dons many other hats of being an artist, educationalist and an entrepreneur also. Besides this, she is a pioneer in bringing the Michael Chekhov acting technique to India via a DVD release which was produced & directed by her.
The Path of Zarathustra’ tells the journey of a young woman born into Zoroastrianism, the religion of her forefathers. Her journey starts with a remote village where she sees her grandfather die, to Mumbai, where she is welcomed by her aunt’s adpoted son who confesses that he still loves her. The film also in a unique manner brings back characters from the historical and philosophical past of Zoroastrianism such as Mani,executed by Parsi priests, Mazdak, executed for his radical communistic ideas and Zurvan, a theological avatar ‘Time’
Speaking on the release, Mr. Sanjeev Bijli, Joint Managing Director, PVR Ltd. said,
“It is an extreemly important film to be seen by all. The Path Of Zarathustra reflects on the deeper perspective of Parsi faith, religion and their lost identity. We are proud to be associated with the film.Talking about the film, director & actor Oorvazi Irani, said, “I am grateful to PVR Director’s rare for releasing the film under their banner. It’s an important film for all Parsis and non Parsis to see, and learn about our religion’s history. The film is extremely relevant for today’s times as it strives to create an authentic picture of the Parsi community who are often portrayed as stereotypes and caricatures in popular Indian films and television.”
‘The Path of Zarathustra’ will be releasing across theaters in India on September 04, 2015.