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SAKA : The Martyrs of Nankana Sahib (Punjabi) - Such attempts should only be made when one has got the required budget and a bold vision to do complete justice with the subject. [TTP (To The Point) Review by Bobby Sing]

29 Dec, 2016 | Movie Reviews / 2016 Releases / Inspired Movies (Alphabetical) / S

One of the most brutal and unforgettable chapters of the (recent) Sikh history is the massacre of Nankana Sahib (birthplace of Guru Nanak now in Pakistan) that took place in February 1921 when more than 150 Sikhs were killed in their peaceful revolt against the Mahants (Chiefs) who had complete control over the Gurdwara and its daily proceedings. The massacre which became a major turning point for the Sikh community and the management of various historical Gurdwaras all over the country is widely quoted as “Saka Nankana Sahib” in the history books.

Now making a complete film on such significant historical event is a huge responsibility and should only be considered when one has got the required time, budget and an extremely bold vision doing complete justice with the subject and its emotional as well as religious aspect.

Unfortunately the present project made on the theme is nothing but a quite feeble and visionless attempt which only seems to be interested in en-cashing the opportunity of being the first film to deal with the subject on the bigger screen. The narration is close to amateurish and performances are all theatrical going over the top even in the most crucial sequences dealing with the Sikhs merciless murders. In fact the writers even dare to bring in a love-angle in their script which simply should have been avoided for such serious and sensitive subjects representing the ugly history.

In short, whatever noble intentions might have been there behind the making of this epic disaster, the fact remains that the makers have made a big mistake of toning down and misrepresenting the magnitude and impact of the actual shocking event with such a mediocre adaptation.

Giving you the right perspective, since films made on history are later considered as a reference material by both the students and the general public in the future decades, I seriously wish SAKA wasn’t made at all…... because at times,
“NOTHING is much better and powerful than something so poor and mediocre”.
Hope that conveys it all to the interested viewers.

Rating : 1 / 5 (And too just for the effort made by the team and all the technicians involved.)

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