A new movie made on the life and teachings of Guru Nanak
Recently a movie is made, which is based on the life and teachings of Guru Nanak who was Born in 1469 A.D. The movie is titled as ‘Nanak Shah Fakir’. Nanak traveled the world to spread the message of ‘Ik Onkar’ as a philosophy and way of life.
The movie feature Arif Zakaria, Ms. Puneet Sikka, Adil Hussain, Ms. Shraddha Kaul, Anurag Arora, Narendra Jha and Govind Pandey in prominent role. It is produced by Harinder Sikka, dialogues are written by Harinder Singh. Sikka music of the movie is given by Uttam Singh and Screenplay is done AK Bir, Harinder Sikka.
‘Nanak Shah Fakir’ , follows the great saint on an epic journey across the globe, spreading the Lord’s message of equality, peace and ‘Ik Onkar’. It’s a first kind of a film in about 600 years of Sikh history and has been depicted through the voice of Guru Nanak’s friend, companion and disciple ‘Bhai Mardana’, a Muslim Fakir.
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 significant role as his songs have been used in most places instead of dialogues. The beauty is that the musical instruments used during recording were similar to those used in 1400-1500 A.D.
Oscar winner Resul Pookutty designed the sound. Tuomas Kantelinen of Hollywood fame worked tirelessly to produce mesmerizing score. Ace musician AR Rahman has worked as a 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.
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 October 2014 and at the Sikhlens Film Festival at Chapman University, California in Nov 2014.