Nanak Shah Fakir
Written by harindersikka   
Saturday, 20 June 2015



Nanak Shah Fakir isn’t a movie- it’s an experience. I am no reviewer who would review a movie upon quality of direction or the camera stills or dialogue delivery. I, for one, would look at it from the angle of what the movie has given me. Though I have been brought up in a family of highly religious background, me and my siblings, have been so engrossed in the rat race of building our careers, that reading religious scriptures and understand ‘religions’ did'nt even occur to me, I don’t know about others. With high rise technology-driven pieces of distraction within our reach, I have never bothered to ‘read’.
With films like Nanak Shah Fakir being made when I am still young, I am grateful that someone took the initiative. I feel drawn closer to Almighty and understand what ‘shaksiyat’ Guru Nanak Dev Ji had. One movie cannot imbibe in itself, ALL that happened in Guruji’s life-in any saint’s life, for that matter, but it is, for sure, a great attempt and has it itself a large part of learning that we all, as humans need to learn, in this journey of ours, called life.
I am not writing this because I am a Sikh, or because Guruji laid the foundation of the Religion that I belong to-I am pouring my heart out due to the ‘humanistic’ aspect that the film is based upon. It is not about being Sikhs or Hindus or Muslims or Christians, it’s about being good human beings first.
These days we see a lot of ‘humanity’ going around on social media, especially facebook, where people post pictures of men marrying victims of acid attacks, or people adopting stray dogs or doing other ‘human’ acts. This is actually what the film tries to depict-humanity. Becoming good humans is what Guruji taught us. Kirat Karo, Vand Chhako and Naam Jappo, is what Guruji has taught us, which means work hard, pray and distribute or daan.
This film is the one that every human being should watch. This film does not depict religionism, it depicts humanity, the need of the hour.

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