"The Song of Scorpions: A Haunting Melody of Love and Revenge"
"The Song of Scorpions" is a 2017 Indian drama film directed by Anup Singh, starring the late Irrfan Khan, Golshifteh Farahani, and Waheeda Rehman. The film premiered at the Locarno Film Festival and was later screened at the Dubai International Film Festival.
The film tells the story of a young woman named Nooran (Farahani), a healer living in a remote desert village in Rajasthan, India. She falls in love with a camel trader named Aadam (Khan), who promises to marry her but ultimately leaves her heartbroken. Nooran is then targeted by a vengeful scorpion singer (Shashank Arora) who can control people's minds.
Irrfan Khan, who passed away in 2020, delivers a mesmerizing performance as Aadam, a man caught between his love for Nooran and his desire for material wealth. Farahani also shines as the independent and strong-willed Nooran, who is determined to overcome the challenges life throws at her.
Director Anup Singh masterfully creates a sense of atmosphere and mood through his use of cinematography and music, highlighting the harsh beauty of the desert landscape and the power of traditional Rajasthani music.
Overall, "The Song of Scorpions" is a haunting and beautifully crafted film that explores themes of love, betrayal, and revenge. It is a fitting tribute to the late Irrfan Khan's immense talent and will leave a lasting impression on its viewers.
Irrfan Khan as Aadam
Golshifteh Farahani as Nooran
Waheeda Rehman as nooran's Grandmother
Shashank Arora as the Scorpion-Singer
Anup Singh - Director, Writer
David Zucker - Producer
Carlotta Holy-Steinemann - Producer
Cyril Morin - Music
Pietro Zuercher - Cinematography
IMDB page: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5713232/
The Guardian Review: https://www.theguardian.com/film/2020/may/08/the-song-of-scorpions-review-irrfan-khan-golshifteh-farahani