A new film based on the life and teachings of Guru Nanak is to be released next month.

Nanak Shah Fakir is produced by Harinder Sikka under the banner of ‘Gurbani Media' with the support of Oscar winners AR Rahman and Resul Pookutty.

It will be distributed internationally by B4U.

Keeping in line with tradition, Guru Nanak has been portrayed through computer graphics, facing backwards, amidst a ray of light.


The film tells the story of Nanak who traveled the world to spread Lord’s message of equality, peace and 'Ik Onkar' (there's but One God), as a philosophy that has survived and risen above the flux of conflict and time, impacting over 100 million followers worldwide and giving birth to Sikism.

Guru Nanak was referred to as 'Shah' by the Muslims and 'Fakir' by the Hindus, the highest honor given in both religions and hence came to be known as 'Nanak Shah Fakir'.

The music in the film has been composed by Uttam Singh, while ‘Shabads’ have been sung by legendary Padma awardees, Pt. Jasraj and Bhai Nirmal Singh.

The film features Arif Zakaria, Puneet Sikka, Adil Hussain, Shraddha Kaul, Anurag Arora, Narendra Jha and Govind Pandey in pivotal roles.

Shot in ten locations across India, the film follows the great Saint on an epic journey and presents glimpses of a personality who gave a unique perspective to human life.

With the strong overseas distribution network of B4U across the globe, this film will be releasing in approx 40 countries worldwide on 17 April 2015.