CHAAR SAHIBZAADE World Premiere
Wednesday 5th November saw The World Premiere of Harry Baweja’s CHAAR SAHIBZAADE which was held at The May Fair Hotel in London, UK.
CHAAR SAHIBZAADE is a performance capture, photo realistic animation, in both 3D and 2D and will be released in Punjabi, Hindi and English. It was released throughout most of the world on November 6th 2014 (and has been given a 12A certificate in the UK)
CHAAR SAHIBZAADE is the beautiful but heartbreaking true story of the tenth Sikh Guru, Guru Gobind Singh Ji’s beloved four young sons, Baba Ajit Singh, Baba Jujhar Singh, Baba Zorawar Singh and Baba Fateh Singh. It tells us of the sacrifices that they made by being courageous warriors, standing up to the tyrannical Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb and his regime. They sacrificed their lives to safeguard their religion and their people, hence why many of us are here today. The young Princes never lose their love or faith in Sikhi (Sikhism), regardless of the suffering they endure, which could teach most of us a great deal.
Harry Baweja, his son Harman, their family and the entire team involved, have done a wonderful job in making this movie and bringing the story that so many of us have heard from our childhood to life. The soundtrack is stunning and you can’t help but get emotional whilst watching the film and listening to the Shabads (spiritual songs). You don’t have to be of Sikh heritage to enjoy CHAAR SAHIBZAADE but I do believe that if you are you will truly feel like you were a part of that time and that Guru Gobind Singh Ji and his Chaar Sahibzaade are a part of you. It’s a film that pulls on the heart strings, and it makes you feel proud too, but there are also a few comical moments and the bond between the Sahibzaade are wonderful to see.
Films are a fantastic way of learning about our heritage and it’s a movie for the entire family, regardless of age or how much we think we know about Sikh history. It would be foolish of me to criticise the film with regards to the quality of animation as some have done. It may not yet be to the level of recent animations made in the west but I thought the visuals were fine and it wasn’t the reason why I came to see the film. I wanted to feel closer to my history again and watching a film like CHAAR SAHIBZAADE is the perfect start in doing so.
Thank you to all those involved in making the film and allowing us to be part of it. Special thanks to Dharam Seva Films and their whole team for their faith, hard work and determination in bringing this film to the UK And Europe. I can only hope that more films about our beautiful Sikh history are made this way.
Please support CHAAR SAHIBZAADE by going to watch it at the cinemas.