Vaheguru Ji Ka Khalsa
Vaheguru Ji Ki Fateh
Saadh Sangat Ji,
The Gurdwara sahib now has in stock the two-disc copies of Sadda Haq. There is an english audio DVD and the original Panjabi version. The Price of the DVD is £10.
Our Benthi to the sangat is to please buy the original, regardless of which outlet they buy the DVD from.
Many of you will be aware of the difficulties the makers had in releasing the movie in Panjab earlier this year, they faced opposition from the censor board, the police, and the state government. The excuse branded by the opposition was that the movie and the dialogues could once again cause trouble between Sikhs and hindus in the now "peaceful" Panjab. Perhaps they were scared of the film exposing the way human rights were openly abused by those in power in the 80's and 90's. The movie is not against any community or even anti-India, as is being protrayed by many pro-India media outlets, it is simply against a corrupt system.
We should support the makers by buying the original as they have dared to speak the truth about the events of that dark period, although many would argue they have merely scratched the surface in terms of exposing the human rights violations that occurred. We want to encourage other producers/directors to be bold enough to make movies on such real life subjects, and be brave enough to tell the truth. However, if people buy pirated copies and don't turn out to the cinemas to watch such movies, then clearly makers will shy away from these subjects. Bradford was very fortunate to have daily screenings of the movie at Cineworld, and to continue to benefit from this in the future we need to show our support.
If you would like to purchase a copy from the Gurdwara sahib, then please contact a sevadaar at the Gurdwara library or email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07957373714.