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Chaar Sahibzaade

Chaar Sahibzaade (2014)

Released On :- 06 Nov 2014
Genres :- Animation, Religious
Directed by Harry Baweja
Produced by Pammi Baweja
Narrated by Om Puri
Release date November 6, 2014
Running time 129 minutes
Country India
Language Punjabi/Hindi

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Synopsis

The film starts with invasions of India by Mughal and Turkish kings. Guru Gobind Singh founded the Khalsa to counter the invading forces with martyrdom as the fundamental principle. Film depicts the Battle of Chamkaur and death of elder sons of Guru Gobind Singh, Ajit Singh and Jujhar Singh. Younger sons Zorawar Singh and Fateh Singh were taken to Wazir Khan's place and were bricked up alive.

Production

Pammi Baweja produced the film under the banner of Baweja movies. The Bollywood actor Harman Baweja is the creative producer of the film and Harry Baweja directed the film. The production took nearly five years. Harry Bajwa spent two years doing research for the project. He met the "Dharam Parchar Committee" of Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee and discussed his project. It is prohibited in Sikhism to depict Sikh Gurus in an animated form and their still images were used in this film. The voice artists for other characters were kept anonymous. The film was produced in Punjabi and Hindi and also dubbed in American English. Animation work for the movie was handled by iREALTIES and the film trailer was launched in Mumbai.

Music

Amrinder Gill sung "Mitar Pyaare Nu", while Jaspinder Narula and Shipra Goyal sung the song "Veyla aa gaya hai".Other tracks from the film are the title track "Chaar Sahibzaade", "Satguru Nanak Pargateya" and "Sochte Hue Guru". Harry Bajwa, Jaidev Kumar, Amar Mohile and Anand Raj Anand served as music directors. The songs were written by Harry Bajwa and Masroor.


Reception

The film received mostly positive reviews from critics for its story and in-depth research. Jasmine Singh of The Tribune gave the movie 4.5 stars out of 5. He praised its story, calling it a realistic portrayal and commending the delivery of dialogue and narration by Puri. He regarded the animation quality highly especially as it was the first animated Punjabi film. Shubha Shetty Saha at mid-day.com gave the film 3 stars and acclaimed the story for its sincerity but criticized the animation for its apparent lack of flexibility and expressions on the faces of characters. Jesse Brar of PunjabiReviews.com also positively reviewed the story. He complimented the film's pacing and called it realistic by showing younger sons more like children and not morally objectified. He also approved of the film for keeping the story historical and "saving itself from becoming religious propaganda." Renuka Vyavahare of Times of India gave the film 3.5 starts. She enjoyed the film overall and recommended it for children to show them real Indian heroes.

In India, the film earned 3.5-4 crore in the first week. In the United States, the film earned INR56.24 lakh (US$91,000) and INR79.45 lakh (79,000) in the UK. In total it earned INR2.27 crore (US$370,000) at the international box office across its opening weekend.


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