If there is any actor who can define finesse, it has to be Irrfan Khan; he adds his own personality in all the characters he plays. Be it the vivacious witty on-the-verge-of-commitment-yet-skeptical Yogi in Qarib Qarib Singlle, or the simpleton Raj Batra whose Chandni Chowk sensibilities compel him to think differently in a world of plastics, Irrfan has always created a niche for himself. He is a popular face in international movies,and his latest international venture shows great promise.
‘The Song of the Scorpions’ which will have its official premiere at Locarno International Film Festival, features Irrfan Khan along with Golshifteh Farahani and veteran actress Waheeda Rehman. This Irrfan-Khan starrer is another collaboration between director Anup Singh and Irrfan. Earlier the duo has worked in the critically-acclaimed film Qissa.
Irrfan is one actor who has effortlessly handled both Bollywood and international projects. After his hugely successful Hindi Medium which is a satirical take on parents’ obsession with English medium schools and Qarib Qarib Singlle where he plays a ready-to-commit-yet-skeptical single Irrfan will be back with his international venture. In this film Irrfan will be seen in the role of a cattle trader. The film will be set in Rajasthan. As the first poster of the film is released, pathos is one element which is easily identified in this film. This film is based on a popular folklore, and both the characters Adam Khan [Irrfan] and Nooran [Golshifteh] look pensive in the first look of the movie.
When the director Anup Singh was questioned about whether his movie was essentially love story, Singh said that he did not start with the intention of penning a love story. It all started with a dream which later on moved him so much that he was compelled to think about a story based on his dream. Although the film has the framework of a folklore, it contains all the elements of a love story; desolation, solitude, fantasy, and songs. What makes this film unique is that it is a fiction which is open for interpretation. The audience has to decide whether they like the ethereal-dream like quality or the mythical angle of this folktale.