The Maritime Silk Road

Directed by Mohammad Bozorgnia

The Maritime Silk Road (2011, Persian: راه آبي ابريشم) is about a man called Soleiman Siraf who, according to historical documents, was the first sailor to cross the Indian Ocean to China. His route was then called the maritime Silk Road and many merchants took that route to get their merchandise to China. Director: Mohammad Bozorgnia. Stars: Pegah Ahangarani, Dariush Arjmand and Payam Dehkordi... >>>


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Where can i download this

by alx1711 on

Where can i download this movie?


This might be a good movie...

by hirre on

But usually they censor important visual aspects of art...


re-enforces our identity, a good step ahead

by spatima on

A caveat here is that Persian sailorship began under the achaemenids but i guess the director didnt wanted to piss too many ppl at the ershad ministry.

I must say, the comments here are rather ironic. the older generation blasted the shah for the 2500 anniversary celebrations and here we are (the youth) having watery mouths everytime we see something that looks remotely persian!

 the irony of our times!


In hope of a Free, Independent, Democratic and Secular Iran



by yolanda on

The leading actress, Pegah, portrays a Chinese girl, but Pegah's eyes look very Persian to me! Here is what Wikipedia says about her:

Ahangarani was arrested on 27 July 2009 in the wake of the turmoil after the 2009 presidential election, allegedly for her work in support of opposition candidate Mir-Hossein Mousavi.[4] She was later released but arrested again on 10 July 2011 prior to her planned trip to Germany to report on the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup for the Farsi service of the German broadcaster Deutsche Welle.[5] She was released from Evin Prison two weeks later on the equivalent of $84,000 bail after expressions of "outrage among foreign governments and human rights organizations".


Wow! She is a very special person! She is easy-going too:




Pirates of the Persia

by statira on

As Yolanda said the movie remind us of Pirates of the Caribbean. It seems to be a great movie, very Hollywoody. 

Mash Ghasem

Didn't Persian Navy begin with Achaemnids and Sassanian?

by Mash Ghasem on

If you need hollywood wanna be movies to establish your "national identity,"  you might be in deep do-do.

Recall that national or personal identity like all other social functions are eternally evolving, changing, forming and deforming.

Immortal Guard

Great Man! Reinforces Persian Identity!

by Immortal Guard on

I like the long hairs with the beards. Very Persian!


*نشست «راه آبي ابريشم» در جشنواره‌ي فيلم فجر*


خبرگزاري دانشجويان ايران - تهران
سرويس: فرهنگ و هنر - سينما

فيلم سينمايي "راه آبي ابريشم" به كارگرداني محمد بزرگ‌نيا ساعتي پيش در برج ميلاد براي اهالي رسانه به نمايش درآمد و با حضور برخي از عوامل فيلم مورد نقد و بررسي قرار گرفت. جالب آن‌كه عليرغم تمام توجيه‌هاي برگزاركنندگان جشنواره مبني بر استاندارد بودن صداي سالن برج ميلاد، اين موضوع بار ديگر در نشست اين فيلم مورد اعتراض صاحبان فيلم قرار گرفت.

به گزارش خبرنگار بخش سينمايي خبرگزاري دانشجويان ايران (ايسنا)، در اين نشست محمد بزرگ‌نيا - نويسنده و كارگردان اين پروژه سينمايي، به گلايه از وضعيت صداي اين فيلم در سالن برج ميلاد پرداخت و گفت: صداي اين فيلم به شيوه استاندارد دالبي است و ما براي ضبط اين صدا به خارج از كشور رفته‌ بوديم، اما متاسفانه امروز به دليل مسائل و مشكلات فني اين سالن، صداي فيلم اصلا به صورت درست پخش نشد.

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Interesting genre for an Iranian movie!

by Arj on

Yet, despite abundance of able, seasoned actors in the film, the lead actor (Radan) sucks badly (he can't act)! Why couldn't they get someone who can?!

P.S. This seems to be a Persian version of Sinbad movies!

Rostam - e - zaal

Equivalent of Titanic

by Rostam - e - zaal on

This is obviously a remake of a spaghetti remake of the Titanic in Persian and all it is missing is for him to say I am the King of the world.  Then it will be complete. 



by yolanda on

It looks like big budget reminds me of Johnny Depp's Pirates of the Caribbean.