Controversial film ‘Nanak Shah Fakir’, based on the life of the founder of Sikhism Guru Nanak Dev Ji is finally about to see the day’s light. Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee has finally given its nod to the film which will be released on the auspicious day of Baisakhi i.e. April 13th.
The film ‘Nanak Shah Fakir’, which has already won many prestigious awards including a National Award for Best Feature Film on National Integration, had been looking for a release for a long time. SGPC had sought an immediate ban on the film right after its trailer was released saying that depiction of Guru Nanak and his family was against tenets of Sikhism.
According to SGPC’s statement in 2015, the committee had condemned the film on the grounds that it had humans playing the roles of Sikh Guru and his family members, which was against the Sikh beliefs and tenets. The film is now modified according to the demands and indications of the committee officials.
As per reports, Guru Nanak Dev Ji have been portrayed via computer graphics while several prominent personalities are associated with the project. “Nanak Shah Fakir” has been to international film festivals like Cannes, Sikh Film Festival in Toronto and Sikhlens Film Festival in California.