By Paul Smith
LAYLA AND MAJNUN is among the most renowned and influential love tales of all time. it's a actual tale that encouraged Shakespeare to write down ‘Romeo and Juliet’. Of the numerous poetic models of this immortal story the one who has stood the try of time and stimulated so much others is through the nice twelfth century Persian poet NIZAMI that's written in over 4000 rhyming couplets that has been translated into many languages and has been advised during the center East and in other places in songs, performs, operas and flicks. the writer of this film-script has used his personal translations from his ebook of this paintings to shape the narrative (by Nizami) and the discussion and songs of the entire individuals to make this specific and demanding murals, therefore bringing to the viewer not just the scope of the tale for the attention, emotion and middle but in addition the sweetness, simplicity and profundity of the poetry of the tale for the brain, feeling and soul.
LAYLA AND MAJNUN are the kids of the leaders of 2 huge and robust feuding tribes in seventh century Arabia who meet in school and fall helplessly and hopelessly in love… a love that may bring about struggle among the tribes, immortal songs of affection and longing, insanity, separation, scandal and shame, compelled marriage, wanderings within the desolate tract, friendship and betrayal, demise and destruction of complete households and at last the union of the 2 misplaced, tragic souls in a dramatic and heart-wrenching finale that transcends this fabric world.
Whether this feature-film be made with actors or with actors then lively through machine (as has lately been effectively done), it's a motion picture that may achieve an viewers of every age in all nations and could create auxiliary items similar to books (already written), C.D.’s of the songs, posters, video clips, C.D. Rom’s and so forth.
Paul Smith is a poet, writer and translator of over eighty books of Sufi poets from the Persian, Arabic, Urdu, Turkish, Pashtu and different languages together with Hafiz, Sadi, Nizami, Rumi, ‘Attar, Sana’i, Jahan Khatun, Obeyd Zakani, Mu’in, Amir Khusrau, Nesimi, Kabir, Anvari, Ansari, Jami, Khayyam, Rudaki, Yunus Emre and others, and his personal poetry, fiction, performs, biographies, children’s books and screenplays.
On Paul Smith's Trans. of Nizami's Layla & Majnun...It is very unlikely to underestimate the impression of Nizami’s ‘Layla and Majnun’ at the international over the last 800 years. Many poets all through this era have copied or been inspired by way of his tale of the younger fans. Many Master-Poets in addition to Ibn ‘Arabi, ‘Attar, Rumi, Sadi, Hafiz and Jami have quoted from him or like him have used the tale of the determined fans to demonstrate how human love may be reworked into divine love via separation and longing. it really is stated that not anyone has painted a extra excellent photo of girls in Persian Literature than Nizami. Paul Smith has saved to the proper rhyme-structure of this lengthy masnavi epic poem, whereas keeping the great thing about the poetry, the paranormal that means and ease of the shape. He has incorporated a protracted advent on his existence and chapters on the entire works of this nice Master/Poet. Bibliography. 215 pages.
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