Nanak Shah Fakir to release on 13th April 2018

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Ringing in the harvest festival of Baisakhi this year will be an inspirational film based on the life and works of Guru Nanak Sahib titled, ‘Nanak Shah Fakir’. Produced by Harinder Sikka of Gurbani Media Pvt.Ltd., the film will be released on 13th April 2018 and will be distributed domestically by Viacom18 Motion Pictures. The film stars Arif Zakaria (in the lead role of Bhai Mardana), Adil Hussain, Tom Alter, Narendra Jha, and Govind Pandey.

Nanak Shah Fakir has been widely appreciated across prestigious International Film Festivals like Cannes, Sikh Film Festival in Toronto & Sikhlens Film Festival in California for its poignant portrayal of the life and teachings of the revered founder of Sikhism, Guru Nanak Dev Ji, who was born in 1469 A.D. Recognizing the cultural sensitivities; Guru Nanak Devji has been portrayed beautifully via world class computer graphics. The songs in the film have been rendered by musical maestros Padma Vibhushan Pt Jasraj and Padma Shri Bhai Nirmal Singh and composed by the legendary music director Uttam Singh. A. R. Rahman, Resul Pookutty and Gulzar, all Academy Award winners, contributed to music, sound and lyrics. The film’s original score has been composed by the highly celebrated composer Tuomas Kantelinen. Its songs include one sung by Grammy Award winning group White Sun and its famous singer Gurujas Khalsa of Los Angeles. 

Harinder Sikka, Producer, Gurbani Media Pvt. Ltd. Said, “Nanak Shah Fakir is not just an epic film about the amazing journey of Guru Nanak Dev Ji but calling to a better way of life that we want the audiences to experience. The film is a representation of Guruji’s teachings that hold great relevance even today. The film follows Guru Nanak Dev Ji’s journey across the globe, spreading the message of 'Ik Onkar' (there's but One God), equality of all religions, castes and gender.” He added that “This film is not for profit and any profit will be donated to charitable causes in keeping with the Guruji’s philosophy of “Kirat Karo… Vundh Chako”. 

The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) has vetted the film that has been modified based on their feedback.

Gurbani Media Pvt. Ltd. presents, a Viacom18 Motion Pictures release, Nanak Shah Fakir, releases on 13th April 2018.

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