Chaar Sahibzaade Movie (2014):
Chaar Sahibzaade (English: Four princes) is a Punjabi 3D computer-animated historical drama film written and directed by Harry Baweja. It is based on the sacrifices of the sons of the 10th Sikh guru Guru Gobind Singh—Sahibzada Ajit Singh, Jujhar Singh, Zorawar Singh, and Fateh Singh. Om Puri provided the film’s narration, and the voice artists for various characters were kept anonymous. It was also the highest grossing Punjabi film when it was released. It was surpassed by Carry on Jatta 2 in July 2018.
Produced by Pammi Baweja under the banner Baweja Movies, the film was released on 6 November 2014 to positive reviews from critics and audiences, and the movie emerged as a major box office success, eventually becoming the highest grossing animated movie ever to have been produced in India.
Chaar Sahibzaade Movie Information:
|Movie Name||Chaar Sahibzaade|
|Release Date||6 November 2014|
|Running Time||2hr 8min|
|Directed by||Harry Baweja|
|Written by||Harry Baweja|
|Narrated by||Om Puri|
|Produced by||Pammi Baweja|
|Cinematography by||Rowena Baweja|
|Edited by||Ninad Khanolkar|
|Music by||Anand Raj Anand|
|Production Company||Baweja Movies|
|Distributed by||Sippy Grewal Production|
|Budget||₹20 crore (US$2.5 million)|
|Box Office Collection||₹46.34 crore (US$5.8 million)|
Chaar Sahibzaade Movie Trailer:
Chaar Sahibzaade Movie Storyline:
The film starts with invasions of India by the Mughal Empire. Guru Tegh Bahadur (the ninth Guru of Sikhdom) sacrificed his life for the rights and freedom of religion of the Kashmiri pandits. Following this, Guru Gobind Singh founded the Khalsa to counter the invading forces with martyrdom as the fundamental principle of defence. The film depicts the Battle of Anandpur (1700) in which the Mughal General Painde Khan was slain by Guru Gobind Singh. The film also depicts the Battle of Chamkaur which took place in December, 1704 CE in which forty two Sikhs (under Guru Gobind Singh) fought bravely against ten lakh Mughal forces under the command of Wazir Khan.
In the battle of Chamkaur, both the elder sons of Guru Gobind Singh Sahibzada Ajit Singh and Sahibzada Jujhar Singh were martyred in combat. The Mughals were composed of large numbers, yet ultimately failed to capture Guru Gobind Singh, culminating in their defeat. The younger sons of Guru Gobind Singh, Sahibzada Zorawar Singh and Sahibzada Fateh Singh, were taken to Wazir Khan’s palace and were executed by the Mughal ruler of Sirhind. Wazir Khan gave orders that the masons immure both sons into a section of the city’s wall.
Chaar Sahibzaade Movie Cast and Characters:
- Om Puri as the Narrator
- Harman Baweja
Interesting Facts About Chaar Sahibzaade Movie:
- Chaar Sahibzaade becoming the highest grossing animated movie ever to have been produced in India.
- 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.
- The voice artists for other characters were kept anonymous.
- Animation work for the movie was handled by iREALTIES and the film trailer was launched in Mumbai.
- A sequel titled Chaar Sahibzaade: Rise of Banda Singh Bahadur was released on 11 November 2016.