Nanak Shah Faqir: A Controversy of Epic Proportions – Part II

Commentary by Karminder Singh Dhillon, PhD (Boston).

The SGPC and the Akaal Takhat have argued that Harinder Singh Sikka’s biggest bungle is that Nanak Shah Faqir violates the Sikh tenet of never portraying the character of Guru Nanak though an actor – something Sikka was aware of as he has openly claimed that computer animation and not an actor was used for Guru Nanak’s role.  

One could argue that portraying the character of the Guru is the least of Sikka’s bungles. The more serious botches are elements of his endeavour that appear manifestly anti-thesis to the principles of Guru Nanak – the very philosophy that his movie is attempting to portray.

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Nanak Shah Faqir – An Epic of Sorts  – Part I

Commentary by Karminder Singh Dhillon, PhD (Boston).

Harinder Singh Sikka’s Nanak Shah Faqir banner makes the claim that it is an “epic” on Guru Nanak Dev Ji. The debate on its truth notwithstanding, one cannot help but notice that there are other “epics” at play in the making of this movie.
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