Directed by Majid Majidi, the blockbuster portrays the life of Islam’s Holy Prophet and narrates the early years of his prophecy in Mecca. This is the first part of a trilogy which seems to cover the whole life of the Prophet.
‘Muhammad: The Messenger of God’ initially sets in a time when Muslims were boycotted in an area called “She’eb Abi Talib”. From the very beginning, the film gives the audience a flashback to events surrounding the prophet’s pre-birth and adolescence.
The story of Abraha and his attack on Mecca as well as the prophet’s birth and his mother’s death after delivering Muhammad (PBUH) are some of the main sequences.
The impressive work ends with the first journey of the prophet to the Levant in today’s Syria where he visited a Christian monk who foretold Prophethood for him.
Most of important figures in the life of the prophet are represented in the film which has a soft, poetic narrative.
A number of prominent Iranian actors including Mohsen Tanabandeh, Mehdi Pakdel, Sareh Bayat, Mina Sadati, Alireza Shoja-Nouri and Dariush Farhang star in the movie.