In a recent announcement, Almighty Motion Picture has bought the rights to the biopic of the greatest Sikh general ever – Hari Singh Nalwa. As per reports, he was a general in the army of Maharaja Ranjit Singh and his biopic is written by Vanit Nalwa who is also his direct descendant.
It is said that Vanit took 12 years to complete the book after painstaking research, and the biopic is considered to be the most authentic account of the great general’s life.
Talking about this project, Producer Prabhleen Kaur expressed his excitement about the new acquisition and said, “It’s the biggest pride for any Sikh to get an opportunity to even be a tiny part of a project on S. Hari Singh Nalwa ji & I feel it’s a huge blessing of Guru Nanak Dev ji & my grandfather Sant Baba Jaswant Singh Ji that Vanit Nalwa ji gave me this fortunate opportunity to produce such a legendary chapter of Indian History. Every country of the world through the medium of visual, showcase their legends and I think it is time for us to go on the front foot and not only India but the whole world should know that there were Generals like S. Hari Singh Nalwa Saheb who never lost a single Battle, whose territory was much bigger than that of Julius Caeser. We plan to make a web series & a feature film, both with this story. I’m sure people will also feel proud of their history and their real superheroes.”
Author Vanit Nalwa says, “It is a story waiting to be told. The most empowering history of the nineteenth century (in the Indian subcontinent). When all the regional powers were succumbing to the East India Company, a new empire was being consolidated in the north-west with the Afghan Empire to its West and the East India Company along the other frontier. It is a story of empowerment, courage, loyalty and complete dedication to the cause of the nation. Sardar Hari Singh Nalwa was the commander-in-chief of the Khalsaji (Sikh army) along the frontier with the Afghan Empire for fifteen years before he suffered fatal injuries in the Battle of Jamrud fought at the mouth of the Khyber Pass (today this region is a part of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in Pakistan. It was formerly a part of the North-West Frontier Province of British India)”
The Sikh history is replete with stories of heroism and bravery but Hari Singh Nalwa was the bravest of them all. He was the most successful army general in Maharaja Ranjit’s Singh’s Sikh Khalsa Fauj. He was a boy who joined the Sikh Army at a tender age of 13, killed a tiger in hand to hand combat at the age of 17, commanded the first victory at the age of 18, participated in 22 battles and never lost one, and was the Chief of both army and cavalry divisions.