Latest News:

Sikh News » Special News

Harinder Sikka declares to release Nanak Shah Fakir, A movie based on the life and teachings of Guru Nanak

February 17, 2015 | By

Chandigarh: Harinder Sikka, maker of the movie “Nanak Shah Fakir” has declared to soon release the movie. Starring Arif Zakaria, Ms. Puneet Sikka, Adil Hussain, Ms. Shraddha Kaul, Anurag Arora, Narendra Jha and Govind Pandey in a pivotal role, Nanak Shah Fakir is said to be based on life and teachings of Guru Nanak Ji.

The movie is produced by Harinder Sikka, who has also written dialogues for it. Music of the movie is given by Uttam Singh and Screenplay is written by AK Bir, Harinder Sikka.

Resul Pookutty (Oscar winner) designed the sound. Tuomas Kantelinen (of Hollywood fame) worked tirelessly to produce mesmerising score. AR Rahman (two-time Oscar winner) stood rock-solid as guide, score mentor and the ‘Presenter’. Uttam Singh composed the soulful music, while shabads have been sung by legendary Padma awardees, Pt. Jasraj and Bhai Nirmal Singh.

[Poster of movie Nanak Shah Fakir]

[Poster of movie Nanak Shah Fakir]

Producer Harinder Sikka maintained that Nanak Shah Fakir is based on the life and teachings of Guru Nanak. He said that Guru Nanak was referred to as ‘Shah’ by the Muslims and ‘Fakir’ by the Hindus, the highest honor given in both religions and hence came to be known as ‘Nanak Shah Fakir’.

Sikka said that ‘Nanak Shah Fakir’ the film, follows Guru Nanak Ji on an epic journey across the globe, spreading the Lord’s message of equality, peace and ‘Ik Onkar’.

It’s a first-of-its-kind film in about 600 years of Sikh history, and has been depicted through the voice of his friend, companion and disciple ‘Bhai Mardana, he said.

He said that keeping up with the tradition, Guru Nanak has been portrayed through computer graphics, from the back and amidst a ray of light. Music plays the most prominent role as Shabads have been used in most places instead of dialogues.

He said that the film has been appreciated by critics for its all-round production value, cinematography and historic content at the Cannes in May 2014, at the Sikh Film Festival at Toronto in Oct 2014 and at the Sikhlens Film Festival at Chapman University, California in Nov 2014.

He said that the film will soon be released in Cinemas and Theatres globally.

To Get Sikh Siyasat News Alerts via WhatsApp:

(1) Save Our WhatsApp Number 0091-855-606-7689 to your phone contacts; and
(2) Send us Your Name via WhatsApp. Click Here to Send WhatsApp Message Now.

Sikh Siyasat is on Telegram Now. Subscribe to our Telegram Channel

Related Topics: ,

Leave a Reply