SAMA- Muslim Mystic Music of India

SAMA explores the Islamic music tradition in India and portrays how the two have borrowed and taken inspiration from each other, in both form and content to become a truly magnificent sound. The film attempts to discover that connection which allows the artiste to become one with the creator and experience the peace, calm, serenity and joy with the artiste as he creates SAMA. Thus it becomes both a story the inspiration and the inspired. It elucidates the influences that an artiste draws upon to create music and shows how his immediate surroundings and cultural ethos mould the aural texture of his music. The film shows the kaleidoscope of Islamic culture in India, and the contacts and conflicts of Islamic India with indigenous elements particularly those of Hinduism. Most importantly, we will see that religious systems are neither self-contained nor static.