The Song of Scorpions

by Anup Singh

The Song of Scorpions


The Song of Scorpions is a story of twisted love, revenge and the redemptive power of a song. Nooran, carefree and defiantly independent, is a tribal woman learning the ancient art of healing from her grandmother, a revered scorpion-singer. When Aadam, a camel trader in the Rajasthan desert, hears her sing, he falls desperately in love. But even before they can get to know each other better, Nooran is poisoned by a brutal treachery that sets her on a perilous journey to avenge herself and find her song.


Anup Singh was born in Tanzania and graduated from Bombay University and the Film & TV Institute of Pune, India. He has a British passport and resides in Switzerland since more than 16 years.

Anup's first feature-length fiction film "Ekti Nadi Naam - The Name of a River" (2001) was invited to more than 30 festivals and was awarded Best Debut Film in India.

Anup's second feature-length film, "QISSA - The Tale of a Lonely Ghost" had its World Première at Toronto 2013, and was the Hubert Bals opening film at Rotterdam 2014. The film is critically acclaimed, receiving fifteen awards to date including Best Asian Film by Netpac, the Silver Gateway Award (Mumbai), Best Actress Award at Abu Dhabi, Best Film and Curaçao "Best of the Fest" Audience Award.

"The Song of Scorpions" is Anup's third feature-length fiction.


Nooran - Golshifteh Farahani
Aadam - Irrfan Khan
Zubaida - Waheeda Rehman
Munna - Shashank Arora
Amina - Kritika Pande
Ayesha - Sara Arjun
Shakila - Shefali Bhushan
Lady Of The Night - Tillotama Shome


director & writer Anup Singh
cinematography Pietro Zuercher, Carlotta Holy-Steinemann
editor Marie-Pierre Frappier
original music Béatrice Thiriet
original songs Madan Gopal Singh
production design Rakesh Yadav
costumes Divya Gambhir, Nidhi Gambhir, Kay Devanthey
producers Saskia Vischer, Shahaf Peled, Michel Merkt
co-producers Thierry Lenouvel, Rakesh Mehra

Technical Data

format DCP / colour / 2.35:1 / 5.1
length 119 min.
original language Hindi

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