What is the power of this musical genre called Qawwali? How does it express itself, revealing to the seeker realms beyond his knowledge? What is the essence of this shared musical experience?
This, in very brief, is the experience the documentary, Qawwali: A Soulful Flight, seeks to explore. In the process, it aims to showcase this unique genre of light classical music of India and Pakistan in all its ethno-musical dimensions: the distinctive features of Qawwali music, the charged ambience of the various Sufi shrines where it is performed, the belief system behind its mystic bearings and the kitschy glamorization we have seen in popular films.