The power of Dua can move mountains and that’s what filmmaker Zenofar Fathima’s short film, Ayah- The power of Dua is all about!
Directed by Zenofar, the short film, Ayah, which in Arabic translates to ‘miracle, sign or evidence’ is written by Afraah Farhana and encompasses a poignant yet pithy message that surrounds faith in God and miracles in times of helplessness and despair.
The story is inspired by the events of the pandemic COVID-19 where three lost individuals, watch their own lives unfold before them when they come to watch a play. Whether it is a patient who isn’t able to overcome the illness, someone whose loved ones have left them in distress or a family overcoming the challenges of the society, the film sheds light on one’s sense of spirituality and reawakening their belief in the power of miracles.
Ayah, collaborated with Firdaus Studio and Khatija Rahman, musician, philanthropist and director at the A.R. Rahman Foundation extended support to Fathima at the premiere of the film. The project is also proudly under the patronage of Emirati princess, philanthropist and entrepreneur Sheikha Hend bint Faisal Al-Qasimi.
Music in every film is crucial to the mood and tone of the emotion, and Ayah has just done that! Beautifully sung by Indian music composer, producer and singer Hiral Viradia, (from Dil Bechara) the songs aptly complement the theme of the film.
“This film is for everyone and anyone who feels or has felt like all is lost, because the truth is God can make the worst of situations work out in ways we could’ve never imagined,” says Fathima.