Nanak Shah Fakir is a 2015 film about the life and teachings of the first Sikh guru, Guru Nanak Dev Ji. Born in 1469 A.D., Guru Nanak travelled the world to spread the message of equality, peace and ‘Ik Onkar’ (There is but One God) that has survived and risen above the flux of conflict and time, impacting millions of followers across the globe.
Guru Nanak was referred to as ‘Shah’ by the Muslims and ‘Fakir’ by the Hindus, the highest honour in both religions, and hence came to be known as ‘Nanak Shah Fakir’.
The film was shot in ten locations across India and follows the great Saint on an epic journey, presenting glimpses of a personality who gave a unique perspective to human life. Guru Nanak was endowed with the universal spirit and profound aura of a mystic. He brought dignity to human courage and empathy.
Nanak Shah Fakir stars Arif Zakaria, Puneet Sikka, Adil Hussain, Shraddha Kaul, Anurag Arora, Narendra Jha and Govind Pandey. The film is directed by Sartaj Singh Pannu and produced by Gurbani Media.
This film releases in Ster-Kinekor cinemas at the Gateway Theatre of Shopping in Durban and The Zone@Rosebank in Johannesburg on Friday, 17 April.