“The Fateful Day” Is Iran’s Most Influential Religious Movie: Actor

“The Fateful Day” Is Iran’s Most Influential Religious Movie: Actor

TEHRAN (CHN) – Veteran Iranian actor Ezzatollah Entezami has said that “The Fateful Day”, a drama directed by Shahram Asadi in 1995 about the tragedy of Ashura, is the most influential religious movie ever made in Iran.

“Many years have passed since the time the film was made, but in my view, ‘The Fateful Day’ is still the most influential religious film ever made in Iran,” Entezami told the Persian service of MNA on Wednesday.
“The film relates a mesmerizing alternative story,” he added.
“The Fateful Day” tells of how Abdollah, a young man who has recently embraced Islam, repeatedly asks for the hand of Raheleh in marriage but is continually turned down by the girl’s father. Finally Raheleh’s father consents to the marriage.
During the wedding ceremony, news of the martyrdom Muslim ibn Aqil, an envoy of Imam Hussein (AS), reaches them before Ashura, the tenth day of lunar month of Muharram.
While the relatives of the bride and groom are discussing the marriage terms, Abdollah receives a divine call for help. After a moment of hesitation, Abdollah rises and sets out for the place to which he has been summoned. However, he reaches Karbala on Ashura afternoon, when the Imam and all his companions have been martyred. He receives a call again, asking him to return and tell the people whatever he has seen.
The screenplay of the film was written by stage and screen director Bahram Beizai.
Entezami played the role of Raheleh’s father. Alireza Shojanuri, Mehdi Fat’hi, Mohammad-Ali Keshavarz, Hamideh Kheirabadi, Jamshid Mashayekhi and Ladan Mostofi were the main members of the cast.
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