SAKA - The Martyrs Of Nankana Sahib - Feature 1921 Forgotten Martyrs

Gurdwara Nankana Sahib was managed by Mahant Narayan Das in the early 20th century.....

A feature film 1921 forgotten Martyrs of Nankana Sahib

SAKA (58K)

The SAKA constitutes the core of the Gurudwara reform movement started by the Sikhs in early twentieth century. The interesting part of this saka (demonstration or agitation) is the unprecedented discipline, self-control and exemplary patience displayed by the peaceful Sikh protesters even in the face of extreme barbarism. Even the national leaders like Mahatama Gandhi had to acknowledge in no ambiguous terms the glory and the prestige which the peaceful and passive resistance of the Sikhs had brought to the India's Struggle for freedom.

Gurdwara Nankana Sahib was managed by Mahant Narayan Das in the early 20th century. Money-power made the Mahant corrupt and he started using the Gurdwara's money for wrongful deeds. The Mahant was a very disolute and wicked person who also used Gurdwara premises for immoral and highly objectionable activities.

When Mahant (Narayan) Narian Dass was asked to reform himself, he started making preparations to oppose the Panth (Sikh community) instead. On Feburary 20, 1921, there was a peaceful protest against Mahant Narain Dass to hand over Nankana Sahib back to the Sikh community but he got all the protesters brutally killed with indirect help from the British. How Nankana Sahib was finally freed from the clutches of the Mahant after this incident forms the crux of story. In political significance, it comes next only to the Jallianwala bagh massacre of April 1919.

This film is being written and directed by Jagmeet Singh Samundri and produced by Sukhbir Sandhar under the banner of Sukhbir Sandhar films pvt. Ltd. A proper set was constructed according to the look of Gurdwara Nankana Sahib in 1920's at Ucha Pind near Phagwara. Jagmeet Singh Samundri took two years to research and write this script. His past work documentaries like Rise of the Khalsa has won best director award at New York international film festival.


The film is scheduled for release on April 1st 2016

Official Teaser

This feature film will release in theatres on April 1, 2016 all over world.

SAKA Motion Poster

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