LAUNCH OF THE FIRST LOOK OF THE ANIMATION FILM “CHAAR SAHIBZADE”.
BAWEJA MOVIES PVT LTD. : HARRY BAWEJA
PRODUCED BY : PAMMI BAWEJA
SECRETARY OF SGPC : BALWINDER SINGH AND S DALJIT SINGH BEDI
DAILOUGE: BALDEV GILL
COSTUME DESIGNER : KETKI DALAL
The launching of the “first look” of this film was done by the Honourable President of the SGPC Jathedar Avtar Singh ji. He first unveiled the poster of the film, and then honoured the screening of the first Trailer of the film.
The film is already in production since September 2012. The film is expected to be released in theatres by ‘Next Winter’.
The film shall be released in cinemas Worldwide, with projection in 3D and 2D.
The film shall be released in Punjabi, Hindi, English, in various other Indian and over a dozen foreign languages.
A note about the Director.
Always making headway in technology; being the FIRST Indian Film maker to attempt Digitial Intermediate, making India’s heavy duty Sci fi film, Harry Baweja now attempts another First, a ‘photo realistic’ 3D Animation Film in S-3D on Sikh History.
He has produced, directed 18 features, films which were, critically acclaimed , award winning, blockbusters and Jubilee hits. This is the first ANIMATION film he is making. (some of the films he has made, DILWALE, IMTIHAN, DILJALE, DEEWAN
E, KARZ, QAYAMAT, KARAM, LOVE STORY 2050…..)
Why an Animation Film?
While going through the pages of Sikh History, as I focussed on the dramatic events around the Lives and Sacrifices of the Four Sons of Shri Guru Gobind Singh Ji, I knew I had the story of my next film in hand. But It is an understood fact that a ‘live action’ film cannot be made on the lives of the four sons of Shri Guru Gobind Singh Ji, so Animation was the only option in which format I could make a feature film on this part of Sikh History. We then closely worked with Mr Prasad Ajgaonkar the head at the Animation Studio “I REALITIES” to create the world of that era.
Finally after an intense effort of literary and technical research for over three years, the First Look of the Film in 3D Animation being also made in S-3D : that is 3D projection in theatres, is ready.
Introduction to the Concept
There comes a time in one’s life when one looks back……overcoming the famous line of the famous poet William Henry Davies “what is this life if, full of care, we have no time to stand and stare…..”and realises, it’s time to be of service….to the society, to the roots you belong to……..and the search within me started…to look for a platform I could use to complete my mission…what better I thought than a film that could make millions visually conscious, and aware about the History of Northern India.
I picked up the pages from the Sikh History which were very dramatic….pages that smouldered my heart and at the same time made me feel proud of the sacrifices of the Four sons of Shri Guru Gobind Singh ji: Baba Ajit Singh Ji, Baba Jujhar Singh Ji, Baba Zorawar Singh Ji and Baba Fateh Singh Ji.
When the Turkish and Mughal invaders supressed the common man in India with atrocities and forced conversions, then rose a sect, caste being no bar, from amongst the supressed Hindus Muslims and Sikhs, baptised by Shri Guru Gobind Singh Ji, “The Khalsa”. Martyrdom in Khalsa is fundamental and represents an important institution of the faith. This story of “Chaar Sahibzade” is about holding the sanctity, and sacrifice the sake of the Sikh religion. The Khalsa stood the test, now and again for its own existence and the two tender younger sons of Shri Guru Gobind Singh Ji, too stood their ground, and accepted martyrdom.
When it came to fighting the enemy in a battle unto death, age was no bar, and Shri Guru Gobind Singh ji’s elder two sons were no exceptions. That the history of any religion may be written with pen & ink… but the Glorious Sikh History is written with the edge of Sword & the redness of the blood. The foundation of Sikhism is very strong, and it is cemented on the supreme sacrifices of its great Martyrs, including The “Chaar Sahibzade”