Directed by Oorvazi Irani, The Path of Zarathustra is all set to release under the PVR Director’s Rare banner on September 4, 2015.
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 and 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 film 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’