After all the controversies finally Nanak Shah Fakir has got a green signal to release. The movie has been ready for release since years but it was banned by the SGPC. Now, after amendments the movie is all set to hot the big screens on this Vaisakhi and is now supported by the SGPC. A Viacom project, this one is directed by Sartaaj Singh Paanu. The movie has Arif Zakaria, Puneet Sikka, Adil Hussain, Shraddha Kaul, Anurag Arora, Narendra Jha and Govind Pandey in pivotal roles. Guru Dev Nanak ji has been portrayed through computer graphics. Only his back is shown and that too amidst a ray of light.
The movie is the first of its kind. Never have we seen a full feature film about any of the Sikh Gurus ever. This movie seems to be a bold attempt and that is why it has been facing so many hurdles since years. The trailer shows that this film is based on the life of the first Guru of Sikhs - Shri Guru Nanak Dev Ji.
The trailer shows instances where people have encountered miracles. Well, the movie seems to be preaching what Baba Nanak taught the world throughout his journey of life and even the trailer emphasises on the existence of one god. This film would be another attempt to educate the generation next and now about Guru sahib's life.
But the only question that arises here is - will they be able to do justice in the film??
One verse from Gurbani that comes to my mind after seeing this trailer is...
"jay ha-o jaanaa aakhaa naahee kahnaa kathan na jaa-ee"
which means that "Even knowing Him, I cannot describe Him; He is beyond description in words" (Ref. sikhiwiki)
Can anybody in this world showcase how Guru sahib must have lived his life?
Baba ji’s life, his teachings and his udasis have many deeper layers and we hope that the makers have understood the risk of making a movie on this sensitive subject. Es topic te kiti galti di shayad hee maafi mile kisenu.
The trailer is short, just a 2 minute video, maybe they didn’t want to reveal much and avoid the controversy before the release. We hope that the movie turns out to be an example for many who aspire to make such films.
Good luck to the team!