Irrfan Khan’s last film The Song of Scorpions is scheduled to release in cinemas in 2021. As per details, the film will release under the banner of Panorama Spotlight along with 70 MM Talkies.
Written and directed by Anup Singh, the movie first premiered in 2017 at the Locarno Film Festival in Switzerland. However, it did not release theatrically. The film also features Golshifteh Farahani and Waheeda Rehman.
In a statement, Abhishek Pathak, producer and director at Panorama Spotlight said: “We will be offering this film to the audiences as a tribute to the beloved star of Indian cinema. The era of cinema in India and abroad has benefitted from his acting prowess and we’re happy to have canvassed his swansong.”
The film follows Nooran (Farahani), a fiercely independent tribal woman who is learning the ancient healing art of scorpion-singing from her grandmother Zubeidaa (Rehman). According to a myth, if a scorpion bites you, you will die unless a scorpion-singer sings her song and cures you.
Khan’s character Aadam is a camel trader who falls in love with Nooran.
Khan’s son Babil also shared the news and motion poster of the film on social media.
“One more time, perhaps not the last”, he captioned the post.
Irrfan was diagnosed with a neuroendocrine tumour in 2018. He breathed his last at the age of 53 earlier this year on April 29 after being hospitalized due to a colon infection.