Honestly, all these Sikhs protesting Nanak Shah Fakir is so freaking ridiculous.
Guru Nanak Dev Ji Maharaj is NOT being depicted by a human being, his depiction is completely CGI throughtout the entire film. Moreover, we only see Guru Maharaj’s back during the entire film and they do not show his face even once.
Also, the story is being a told from the point of view of Bhai Mardana Ji, Guru Nanak Dev Ji’s best friend and companion on his Udasis. So no kachi bani is being attributed to Guru Sahib either.
Moreover, why are people getting upset over a CGI, which is pretty much the same thing as a painting of the Guru Sahibaan, except it moves? Many Sikhs are adopting an Islamic interpretation of depictions of the Guru Sahibaan, but that does not line up with Sikh history. If you look inside Harmandir Sahib, you’ll see the interior covered with frescos depicting Guru Sahib- although these are restorations, the original frescos date back hundreds of years. There is absolutley NOTHING written in Sri Guru Granth Sahib, Sri Dasam Granth Sahib, or Bhai Gurdas Ji’s Vaaraan that opposes the use of images to depict the Guru Sahibaan.
Images have been used in the sikh tradition to convey Sikhi’s message, but we do not treat them the way Catholics and Orthodox Christians treat icons. Where we draw the line is worshipping these images. We do not bow to these pictures, because all they are are lines and smudges arranged in different colours on a piece of canvas. Similarly, Guru Sahib’s depiction in the CGI is nothing but pixels arranged together and is not put forward for the purpose of people to worship the image in the way we worship our Eternal Guru. So why are you protesting this CGI when image depictions have been in our Panth for centuries?
Above everything, I am puzzled as to why these people are wasting their time protesting a film that is trying to do NOTHING other than spreading Guru Nanak Dev Ji’s message. We live in a time where there are people out there who are ACTUALLY opposed to our faith, who are ACTUALLY trying to wipe away our sovereign identity, and who are ACTUALLY attacking our Guru- some going as far as burning Guru Maharaj’s Pavan Saroop. To be quite honest, the protest of this film seems quite petty and stupid.
It broke my heart when I heard that this movie was removed from some theatres in Punjab. We have movies that openly advocate sexism, and degrade women on the screen, and people pay big money to watch these movies and perpetuate these injustices, yet you ban a movie that tries to share Guru Ji’s message? Kalyug…ghor Kalyug.
Please, save your breath and quit protesting the film. Who knows how many souls it will touch?
8 Poh (22 Dec) – Gangu Bahman takes Mataji and Sahibzadey to his house in Saheri. (Shaheedi of Vadde Sahibzadey in BATTLE OF CHAMKAUR).
9 Poh (23 Dec) – Gangu Betrays Mataji and Sahibzadey and gets them arrested. Mataji and Sahibzadey spend the night in Jail of Morinda.
10 Poh (24 Dec) – Sahibzadey and Mataji taken to SIRHIND by Jaani Khan-Maani Khan, and Wazida Khan orders Mataji and Sahibzadey to be kept in THANDA BURJ.
11 Poh (25 Dec) – First Appearance on Wazida’s Court, Sahibzadey resist all worldly greeds, proposals, riches and stay Firm in Sikhi. Night at Thanda Burj.
12 Poh (26 Dec) – Sahibzadey threatened with Death in Wazida’s Court, But they remain fearless and steadfast in their SIKHI FAITH. Wazida orders Sahibzadey to be Bricked alive if they dont accept Islam next day. Night at Thanda Burj with Mataji.
13 Poh (27 Dec) - Sahibzadey say Last Fateh to Mata Gujri Ji, take Mataji’s Blessings and leave for Court of Wazida Khan. Declare their intention to Fight to finish If they are released and REFUSE to accept Islam. Sahibzadey are Bricked ALIVE in SIRHIND and later they are done 'JIBAAH’ ( Throats are slit) once they fall unconscious in Wall. SAHIBZADEY ATTAIN SHAHEEDI ON 13 POH (27 DECEMBER this Year). MATAJI watches SHAHEEDI OF SAHIBZADEY AND LEAVE THEIR BODY AND GO TO SACHKHAND. In the night of 13 Poh, Bodies of Sahibzadey and Mata ji are thrown at a barren place (HERE STANDS GURUDWARA BIBAAN GARH SAHIB today).
14 Poh, Todar Mal buys land with Gold Coins for Antim Sanskaar of Mataji and Sahibzadey and performs ANTIM SANSKAAR - at STHAAN OF GURUDWARA JYOTI SAROOP SAHIB. PARNAAM SHAHEEDAN NU. AKAAL HEE AKAAALL !
Mery X-mas kende ne sab SAHEBZAADEYA di Sahidi na kise ne yad kiti, 2 hanju Ger lavo una nu yaad karke, Jindgi Jina ne sade layi kurbaan kiti…..