Film adaptation of Noah Gordon's bestseller. In the 11th century, young Englishman Rob Cole travels to the Persian metropolis of Isfahan to study medicine under world famous physician Ibn Sina. On this long and arduous journey, he faces innumerable perils and has to overcome a series of challenges. He has to make personal sacrifices and at times he has to fight his way through. His major motivation to take this all on is his overwhelming desire to help the people. This is why he needs to study under the very best of all physicians.