TEHRAN -- Indian director Mozaffar Ali is planning to make a movie about the great Iranian poet Molavi Rumi.

TEHRAN -- Indian director Mozaffar Ali is planning to make a movie about the great Iranian poet Molavi Rumi.

Mozaffar Ali named Molavi as a "bridge" between the East and the West and added,

"The movie will emphasize his attributions, with his poems set in a background of mythical music."

Titled ***Rumi - 13th Century Poet***, the movie will convey Molavi's message of love, peace, tolerance, humanity as well as his thoughts on the oneness of the human race in a world without boundaries. Written by Kabir Helminsky, a prominent Rumi scholar in the U.S, the epic movie will be completed by the year 2005, costing around $25m dollars. It will be shot in India, Iran, Turkey, Uzbekistan and Afghanistan, using actors and musicians from India, Iran, and Turkey.

Better known as Jalaleddin Rumi, Sufic poet of Persia, was one of the greatest of the oriental mystics. His chief work was the Mathnawi, or as it is usually called, The Spiritual Mathnawi, in six books of double-rhymed verse, a collection of ethical and moral percepts. He also founded the order of the Molavieh dervishes, a Sufic sect, which still survives.

 

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