About the tour
Shiraz: A Romance of India will tour four cities in India with a specially-commissioned live film score performed by multi-Grammy®-nominated composer and musician Anoushka Shankar and an orchestral ensemble.
Shiraz tells the love story of the 17th century princess who inspired the construction of the Taj Mahal. For the modern viewer the appeal of Shiraz is the extreme rarity of a sophisticated silent feature film made outside the major producing nations of the West, the gorgeous settings and costumes and the glories of the spectacular fort at Agra and of course the iconic Taj Mahal, a central character here in its own right. Two infamous kisses that take place in the film will definitely surprise modern audiences and are really extraordinary for Indian cinema from that period.
The restored version of the film had its world premiere at the Archive Gala of the 61st BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express on 14 October, 2017 at the Barbican theatre in London, UK.
The tour in India is possible with the kind support of the Qadir Ali Baig Theatre Foundation in Hyderabad as part of the Qadir Ali Baig Theatre Festival 2017, and Sangit Kala Mandir in Kolkata.
Tickets for all shows have now been sold out.
Schedule of screenings
|1 November||Hyderabad||Hyderabad International Convention Centre||8:30 PM onwards|
|3 November||Kolkata||Sangit Kala Mandir Auditorium||7 PM onwards|
|4 November||New Delhi||Siri Fort auditorium||7 PM onwards|
|5 November||Mumbai||Sri Shanmukhananda Chandrasekarendra Saraswathi Auditorium||7:30 PM onwards|