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I've just watched a film called 'Silence' directed by Martin Scorsese. It's set in sixteenth century Japan when Christianity was outlawed and people were killed if they were found to have converted. There is a scene in the film where several Japanese converts have denied their faith but are still being horrifically tortured. The Portuguese priest can stop the torture ( and their likely death) if he denounces Jesus Christ. If he gives up his faith he cannot return to it as the Japanese will force him to sign statements and desecrate icons each year to prove he is no longer Christian. If he wants to keep his faith he is forced to watch and hear his congregation suffer until they die in agony. What should a Sikh do in this context ? Should he / she give up their faith to save the lives of others ? What would the Gurus have done ? Here's the Wikipedia link to the film. It's worth watching. HTTP://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silence_(2016_film)
I recently saw the trailer for this film and was saddened, especially seeing that Sikhs possess no viable film industry. http://www.flicks.co.nz/movie/the-dead-lands/ Ironically if we do ever have a historic Sikh film will it have exacerbated stunts like this:? I am sure that somewhere along the line the Punjab film industry grew confused between culture (Punjabi) and history (not balle balle).
Anno 2003 - Hawayein got banned. Anno 2013 - They tried to ban Sadda Haq but failed, soon movies like 1984 Punjab and Kaum de Heere (about Shaheed Beant and Satwant Singh) are also releasing. Inderjit Nikku - he was a mona but he grew back his kesh after reading more into Sikhi. He still trims his beard but Waheguru willing he will grow even closer to the Guru. KS Makhan - became amritdhari. Jassi Jasraj - campaigned against vulgarity and started wearing dastaar, singing about Panthic matters. Raj Kakra - sung many Panthic songs and started wearing a dastaar. AS Kang - became kesdhari. Your thoughts?