Mumbai, Feb 9, 2013 (Washington Bangla Radio): Harry Baweja is known to make headway in technology. He is the first Indian film-maker to attempt digital intermediate and also to present India’s first heavy duty sci-fi film. Harry attempts another First, a ‘photo realistic’ 3D Animation Film in S-3D, on Sikh History with Char Sahibzade. The film has a target release date of Dec 13, 2013. The film will be released in Punjabi, Hindi, English and various other Indian and over a dozen foreign languages.
Harry has previously produced and directed 18 critically acclaimed, award
winning blockbusters and Jubilee hit feature films. This is his first animation film, in which, for the first time in the 100 years of
Indian Cinema, Sikh history depicting the four sons of Shri Guru Gobind Singhji will be portrayed. The script and the making of the film is being coordinated with the team at the SGPC so that the effort is true to history and correct in it's depiction of religious sentiments. The first look trailer and poster are launched with the consent and approval of SGPC.
When asked about his reasons for embarking on an animated film project, Harry said, "While going through the pages of Sikh History, as I focused 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 “IREALITIES” 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.", adds Harry.
His production house Baweja Movie Pvt. Ltd. has made more than a dozen films, some critically acclaimed, some award winning, and many blockbusters. Always ahead of times, Baweja Movies has churned out films that were technically innovative like Deewane, Love story 2050, topical like Diljale, musical chart-busters like Dilwale, Betaabi, Karam, Main Aisa Hi Hoon, and action that set a new trend in Qayamat.
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 realizes, 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 suppressed Hindus Muslims and Sikhs, baptized 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 for 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”.
Watch the first-look trailer.