Mysteriously in my case real life imitated reel life. Tom played the character of the enlightened grandfather in my film “The Path of Zarathustra” where I played a young woman seeking true wisdom and understanding the world as it really is. My experience of enacting these scenes with Tom and interacting with him on the sets of my film was like gaining wisdom on and off screen. I feel blessed that he agreed to play the most important role in my film and feel fortunate that all the other Parsi actors I approached before him said a big ‘No’. He may not be a Parsi but epitomizes the spirit of the character (which is beyond belonging to any religion) with every gesture, word and look. He had an aura of something pure which makes the film come to life.Continue reading “Tom Alter: Real Life imitates Reel Life”
Catch stellar performances of Tom Alter, Rutwij Vaidya, Suvidha Singh and Sanjeev Siddharth only on nexGTV
Promising to deliver highly-relevant entertainment to its users, nexGTv, India’s largest subscription-led video entertainment app, has released the original digital feature film, Farzeen on its platform. Created by Planet Vix, an independent film company, Farzeen is a captivating psychological thriller about a genius chemical engineer, Vikram, who gets entangled in a murder conspiracy. The film maps the complex journey of the protagonist who is caught up in a conspiracy after he invents a substitute for traditional fuel. nexGTv subscribers around the world will be able to watch the 1 hour 40 minute long film starring popular actors Tom Alter, Rutwij Vaidya, Suvidha Singh, Sanjeev Siddharth, and their strong performances only on its web and mobile platforms.Continue reading “Tune into nexGTV for your dose of nail-biting entertainment; Watch murder-conspiracy thriller Farzeen on its web & mobile platforms”
Cast: Oorvazi Irani, Tom Alter, Rushad Rana, Shishir Sharma, Darius Shroff, Firdausi Jussawalla, Vivek Tandon
Director: Oorvazi Irani.
“The film reminds me of Alice In Wonderland,” I remember the director’s remark about her film in a candid chat, soon after the end title starts rolling. Now I truly understand why Oorvazi Irani relates her debut feature film to the classic fantasy. While Alice In Wonderland is a tale of a girl who falls through a rabbit hole into a fantasy world and encounters quirky characters. The Path Of Zarathustra narrates the story of a young Parsi woman — Oorvazi (played by Oorvazi Irani) , who embarks upon a spiritual quest after inheriting a mysterious book from her dying grandfather (Tom Alter) and encounters famed spiritual figures of Zoroastrians—Kardir (Vivek Tandon), Zurvan (Shishir Sharma), Mani (Firdausi Jussawalla), and Mazdak (Darius Shroff).Continue reading “The Path of Zarathustra Movie Review”
Oorvazi Irani’s The Path Of Zarathustra gets a release this Friday, thanks to the undying efforts of the team and great support by PVR Director’s Rare to back another indie film. The film focuses on the dwindling state of the Parsi community in India, definitely a rare issue touched and raised by its makers. Produced by SBI Impresario, a company owned by Oorvazi’s father, the film has minimal budgets and thus, no real buzz in the market out there. Yet, it has managed to secure around 4 odd screens in Mumbai and is also releasing in other important cities (Delhi,Pune, Ahmedabad, Bangalore). The Path Of Zarathustra is a well-intentioned film no doubt, focusing on a community that the Industry has only used for caricatures, but despite being sensitive to our times, it ends up being a little misfired in its own right. Continue reading “The Path Of Zarathustra Movie Review: Well-intentioned, But Not Very Well Made”
“I identify myself as an artist first and foremost; film maker, actor, educationalist, all of these are facets to the same identity” says Oorvazi in her calm composed and assured manner setting the tone for what turns out to be a deeply reflective journey into her mind and method of art.Continue reading “It is not autobiographical yet there is a lot of me in there: Oorvazi Irani on her debut feature film The Path of Zarathustra”
‘The Path of Zarathustra’ is all set to release under the PVR Director’s Rare banner on 4th September. Directed by Oorvazi Irani and produced by Sorab Irani, the movie touches upon the theme of Parsi community and their ancient faith-Zoroastrianism, founded by the First Prophet, Zarathustra. This English language movie will see a release in Mumbai, Pune, Delhi/NCR, Bangalore and Surat.
Continue reading “‘The Path of Zarathustra’ to be released by PVR Director’s Rare in September”
Oorvazi Irani who incidentally also happens to be one of our esteemed authors has now made the transition to directing a feature film with The Path of Zarathustra. The film is in the realm of magic realism and it will be a 79 minute feature in English. As Oorvazi herself says “As a Parsi Zoroastrian film maker, faced with the prospect of extinction, in this narrative film I turn to my roots to ask some questions, seek some answers. As an auteur I also extend my contribution in playing the role of the protagonist in the film. Parsis being the followers of the First Prophet – Zarathustra, the film through a fictional personal quest explores the Parsi Identity through the prism of Zoroastrian history and philosophy. The film is specific yet universal, addressing the theme of God and Religion.”
The film is produced by Sorab Irani, has music by Vasuda Sharma and is written by Farrukh Dhondy. While Sudhadeep Dey is the DOP and Tushar Ghogale is the editor. The film features Oorvazi herself as the protagonist and the rest of the star cast includes Tom Alter, Rushad Rana, Shishir Sharma, Darius Shroff, Firdausi Jussawala, Vivek Tandon etc.