Play Like a Lion: The Legacy of Maestro Ali Akbar Khan

Directed by Joshua Dylan Mellars

DIRECTOR

Joshua Dylan Mellars

COUNTRY

USA, India

RUNNING TIME

75 mins

YEAR

2011

LANGUAGE

English

ABOUT THE FILM

The legacy of famed Indian musician Ali Akbar Khan is both borne by and embodied in his son, Alam Khan. After playing to acclaim all over the world, influencing other musicians such as Carlos Santana and the Grateful Dead, and running a music college in the U.S., Maestro Ali Akbar Khan is nearing the end of his life. Expectations for the son born late in life are huge. Khans have been honoured musicians for generations. Dazzled by a mesmerizing soundtrack, we watch as Alam strives to find his own spiritual connection to the music to continue the legacy.

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