The Enigma of the Shah

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The Enigma of the Shah
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Genre Drama
Written byMohammad Reza Varzi
Directed byMohammad Reza Varzi
Ending theme"Silk and Iron" by Salar Aghili
Composer(s)Babak Zarin
Country of originFlag of Iran.svg  Iran
Original language(s) Persian
No. of episodes80
Producer(s)Ali Ladoni
Running time50 Minutes
Distributor IRIB TV1
Original network IRIB TV1
IRIB Tamasha
Picture format 576i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Original releaseOctober 15, 2016 (2016-10-15) – 2017
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The Enigma of the Shah (Persian: معمای شاه mo'ammāye shāh) is an Iranian historical drama directed by Mohammad Reza Varzi. The story focuses on Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, the last Shah of Iran, and the events leading up to the 1979 Iranian revolution which led to the abolition of the monarchy.


It aired on cable network IRIB TV1 on Fridays at 22:00 from 12 January 2014 - October 2016 until 41 episode but it aired again from 15 October 2016 from first episode everyday at 22:15 (IST).


It is when Reza Shah forcefully leaves Iran to an unknown destination. Who will be the next Shah? who has the power and authority to keep Iran's sovereignty and independence?


Main Cast

He was last Shah of Iran from 16 September 1941 until his overthrow by the Iranian Revolution on 11 February 1979.

He was a student of medical university and became a doctor of pharmacy

People around Pahlavi

He was the founder of the Pahlavi Dynasty, reigning from 1925 to 1941, he was the father of Mohammad Reza Pahlavi

She was an Egyptian princess who became Queen of Iran as the first wife of Mohammad Reza Pahlavi and mother of Shahnaz Pahlavi

She was second wife of Mohammad Reza

She was third wife of Mohammad Reza, the first Shahbanu (Empress) to be crowned in Iran since the 7th century.

She was twin sister of Mohammad Reza.

He was a politician who served as Prime Minister of Iran five times.

He was an Iranian strongman and practitioner of varzesh-e bastani.

People around Vaziri

He was Mahmoud Vaziri's father and an eye doctor.

She was Mahmoud Vaziri's mother

She was Mahmoud Vaziri's wife

She was Mahmoud Vaziri's sister

He was Mahmoud Vaziri's brother

She was Mahmoud Vaziri's ex-wife

He was a Photographer

He was an Iranian Shia Muslim religious leader, revolutionary and politician. He was the founder of the Islamic Republic of Iran and the leader of the 1979 Iranian Revolution.

Original soundtracks

1."My life is for Iran" Salar Aghili 4:27
2."Silk and Iron" Salar Aghili 4:45
3."Blood Lyrics" Salar Aghili 4:12
4."Freezing date"Bahram Paeez4:00
Total length:17:24

Awards and nominations

201616th Hafez AwardsBest OST Song Salar Aghili Won
201717th Hafez AwardsBest OST Song Salar Aghili Won