Movie Review: Nanak Shah Fakir – A Brave Attempt By Sartaj Singh Pannu

nanak shah fakir-01Nanak Shah Fakir as we all know is a film that is based on the life of Guru Nanak, founder of Sikhism and the first of the Sikh Gurus.

He travelled almost the entire India to spread the message of Ek Onkar, a central tenet of Sikh religious philosophy.

Throughout his life, Guru Nanak shared his blessings of divine knowledge through mystic and soulfully divine music.

Nanak Shah Fakir is a biopic of sorts that has been very careful crafted and has been put together with a lot of love and care.

The film boasts of some breathtaking visuals, strong content, stellar performances and great background score. Even the production values as well as the location in the film are to die for.

The film stars Arif Zakaria, Puneet Sikka, Adil Hussain, Tom Alter, Shraddha Kaul, Anurag Arora, Narendra Jha and Govind Pandey. All the actors have done full justice to their characters.

However, Nanak Shah Fakir belongs to Arif Zakaria, who has essayed the role of Mardana, the first follower and longtime companion of Guru Nanak.

Arif Zakaria deserves a pat on his back for actually injecting life into this role. He deserves a special mention for his brilliant portrayal of Mardana.

One needs to applaud the director, Sartaj Singh Pannu for handling a subject like this with a lot of compassion.

Keeping the sensitivity of the subject, Guru Nanak has been portrayed through computer graphics and his face is also never shown. He is shown via glowing silhouettes.

One also needs to give it to A.R. Rahman for doing a fabulous job with the background score and of course the ace cinematographer Resul Pookutty for chattering the film so beautifully.

The sad part about this film is the fact that it has been marred by controversies from the time it was screened at the Cannes Film Festive last year.

For anyone and everyone, who believes in God should see this film.

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