Chaar Sahibzaade: Rise of Banda Singh Bahadur
|Chaar Sahibzaade 2
Rise of Banda Singh Bahadur
|Directed by||Harry Baweja|
|Produced by||Harry Baweja|
|Written by||Harry Baweja|
|Narrated by||Om Puri|
|Distributed by||Eros International|
|November 11th, 2016|
|Box office||₹12 crore|
Chaar Sahibzaade 2: Rise of Banda Singh Bahadur is a 2016 Punjabi 3D animated film, directed and produced by Harry Baweja. It is a sequel to the 2014 film Chaar Sahibzaade. The film was released on November 11, 2016. The film grossed $78,000 on its first day of release in the United States and grossed $303,863 in its first weekend.
Storyline: The profound story of the martyrdom of the four sons of Shri Guru Gobind Singhji has long lived in our hearts. We cannot forget the courageous valor of Baba Ajit Singh and Baba Jujhar Singh at the battlefield at Chamkaur and the marvelous wisdom of Baba Zorawar Singh and Baba Fateh Singh at Wazir Khan’s courtroom.
The Indian animation film business mostly thrives on mythological and religious content. Still the commercial success of Chaar Sahibzaade (2014), a documentation of the Sikh history, was a much desired shot in the arm for the local animation industry.
The choice of narrative technique was interesting. The film was in Punjabi, and it used a voiceover. Characters took shape only towards the latter half of the film. It was primarily an attempt to set the record straight on the origin and spread of Sikhism.
Despite some beating about the bush, it captured the imagination of filmgoers. Harry Baweja, the director, stuck to conversational Punjabi which worked well in centres such as Delhi and Chandigarh.
Now, Baweja is back with Chaar Sahibzaade sequel — The Rise Of Banda Bahadur. He has employed all the old techniques to keep a similar tone and to give a sense of continuity.
The Rise Of Banda Bahadur begins with the transformation of Madho Das, from an ascetic to a military commander. It’s believed that Guru Gobind Singh, the tenth Sikh Guru, met him on the banks of Godavari near Nanded (Maharashtra) and inspired him to take charge of the Sikh uprising against Delhi’s Muslim rulers.