An exploration into dhrupad, the oldest genre of Hindustani classical music by the hand of Fariduddin Dagar and Zia Mohiyuddin Dagar, whose ‘gharana’. or musical family traces back its origins back to the 15th century.
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An incredibly moving film elegy to an ancient musical art form where the light and the setting duplicate the contemplative melancholy of the music. This is both a valedictory to its ancient history as an art-form nourished by princely connoiseurship and patronage and a hopeful prayer for its future in the modern world. Those archways that lead with to a light-drenched nowhere, suffused with nostalgia but also faith.