A new short film by Panj Teer Records titled 'Bhagat Singh' just shook our notions about the freedom fighter Bhagat Singh so much so that for an instance we thought he was a total fake who was only striving hard to gain fame and popularity, be it by hook or by crook.
Take a look at the short film before I go further:
The film is based on the book 'Jail Chithian' and according to the makers, this part of history is not very popular amongst the youth who think that Bhagat Singh is their hero, probably because no one wanted to openly discuss his true side. The film shows the time when Bhai Randhir Ji met Bhagat Singh in jail.
On the day when Bhai sahib's term was over and he was to be freed, he met Bhagat Singh and with his wise thoughts and words, brought in a transformation in the atheist and fame hungry Bhagat.
Bhai Sahib had a very strong internal and external spiritual sense. He would do kirtan for more than a day at a stretch sometimes. When he was in jail fighting for injustice against the British, he wrote letters to his very close friend Giani Nahar Singh Ji who compiled them and shared the treasure to the world. This compilation was published as a book titled 'Jail Chithiyan'.
Though a shaky thought, but isn't it disappointing to see that Bhagat Singh was actually more of a greed struck fame hungry youngster who disgraced his own religion just to gain sympathy from his friends and become popular by being written about by Hindi newspapers??
Alas! What a face off.