The Fateful Day (Persian: روز واقعه), is a 1994 Iranian film based on a script of the same name by Bahram Beyzai. The film is directed by Shahram Asadi. It is generally, but perhaps not unanimously, known as the finest religious picture in Iran and attracts great popular and critical attention. Its cast includes a large number of Iranian cinema stars. Wheeler W. Dixon describes it as "an enormous hit in its home country."
|The Fateful Day|
|Directed by||Shahram Asadi|
|Written by||Bahram Beyzai|
|Starring||Ezzatolah Entezami, Mohammad-Ali Keshavarz, Jamshid Mashayekhi, Zhaleh Olov, Mehdi Fat'hi, Hossein Panahi, Ladan Mostofi|
Beyzai's scrreenplay was already published as a well-known book ten years prior to when the film was made. The hugely lauded script was offered to Shahram Asadi in order to be made into a movie. The film was produced and immediately became a hit.
The story is of a Christian youth who converts to Islam for the love of a Muslim girl at the time of Husayn ibn Ali. At the wedding, he hears voices calling for help. He leaves the ceremony and takes a journey to Karbala. But he arrives after the Battle of Karbala.