About the Film:
Firdaws is a film that doesn’t question the existence of the promised paradise for a human bomb, but turns the idea on its head by asking what if it was real and yet, one wouldn’t get the ‘pure bliss of forgetfulness’?
Firdaws has a strong humanitarian & anti-terrorism message inspired by an 18th century Urdu couplet by Mirza Ghalib:
“Humko Maloom Hai Jannat Ki Haqeekat Lekin, Dil Ko Behlaaney Ke Liye, Ghalib Khayal Achchha Hai”. (Translation: “I know the truth about heaven. But for the appeasement of heart it’s a nice thought, Ghalib!”)
(Screenwriter, Lyricist, Filmmaker)
About the Director:
Mayur Puri, is a well-known screenwriter, lyricist, storyteller & filmmaker. He has worked on many films in the writing and direction department including:
Yash Raj Films’ DHOOM (2004)
Red Chillies Entertainment Pvt. Ltd.’s
OM SHANTI OM (2007) &
HAPPY NEW YEAR (2014)
ABCD-Anybody Can Dance (2013) &
Mayur has penned over a hundred songs for dozens of Hindi movies in the past decade and many of them have been chartbusters like ‘Selfie Le Le Le Re’, ‘Chunar’, ‘Vandemataram’, ‘Bheegi Bheegi’, Jane Kya Chahey Man Bawra’ and ‘Teri Oar’.
As a storyteller, Mayur co-founded the institute ‘Story Circus’, which is dedicated to foster storytelling as a tool of edutainment for young kids.
Mayur has taught Film-making at Goa University under his program ‘FILMGOA’ and currently teaches screenwriting at Shri Anupam Kher’s ‘Actor Prepares’ Institute in Mumbai.
For more information on Mayur Puri’s life and works please visit www.mayurpuri.com.