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They were talking about this movie on bbc breakfast and I saw a turban wearing man on the poster so I decided to google it. I found this trailer. It seems to be presenting the very bottom end of our community. At work he is shown to be rather slimy. The most shocking thing is that the 'sikh' character in this film (who trims his dhari) is sometimes shown with a dastar, then a hat and finally completely bald! Lots of scenes showing 'sikhs' doing silly things like drinking.

Like I said, it shows the very bottom end of our community. What a shame that possibly the first movie to have a turbanned punjabi character in the main role is such a negative one.

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http://www.theguardian.com/film/video/2015/feb/10/amar-akbar-tony-meera-syal-trailer-video

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Modern day Sikh community secret/at times quite evident love influential relationship with tribal punjabiyaat and cultural-religious mindset instead of influence of religious-spiritual- gurbani/gurmat- lead to do this type stereotype at the first place. Media/movies does what media meant to do is to find stories, make a movie out of it to make quick bucks. We cannot really solely blame on media. Media is doing it we give them material to do it, we not only inadvertently give all these narratives to media but we laughingly jokingly candidly give to them as if nothing happened.

You have to wonder how come media/movie industry does not stereotypically negatively target other spiritual communities like tibetan, buddhist, chinese taoism, shintoism , zen..why? Because they cannot find anything on them, thats why.

Blaming others is quite easy, and it also bring complacency in us (collective sikh community) which has no place in Sikhi. Sikhi is practical proactive living. Sikh is a leaner- Acknowledge, revise, improve and move on thats how community are grown stronger not being victim, passing the buck to someone else or being Narcissist- in many ways our vanity is our worst enemy because it hinders our self improvement, introspection, self reflection towards many important issues.

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Unless the writer is Gursikh or sympathetic to portraying a minority group such as ours in a positive light, then he or she is under no obligation to make us look good. On the other hand some of it may be downright mischief to create an uproar, and hey presto, free publicity.

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Caution: Some inappropriate scenes.

They were talking about this movie on bbc breakfast and I saw a turban wearing man on the poster so I decided to google it. I found this trailer. It seems to be presenting the very bottom end of our community. At work he is shown to be rather slimy. The most shocking thing is that the 'sikh' character in this film (who trims his dhari) is sometimes shown with a dastar, then a hat and finally completely bald! Lots of scenes showing 'sikhs' doing silly things like drinking.

Like I said, it shows the very bottom end of our community. What a shame that possibly the first movie to have a turbanned punjabi character in the main role is such a negative one.

Thoughts?

http://www.theguardian.com/film/video/2015/feb/10/amar-akbar-tony-meera-syal-trailer-video

If you want to see some really hardcore beabdi of the Sikhi saroop, then watch the Pakistani Punjabi 'Amar Akbar Anthony', it was made circa 1980's...

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Wat i wanna know is, when it comes to brit-asian actors, WHY WHY WHY, do they always use same ol saggy actors in the roles? Nina wadia, nitin ganatra, meera syal etc. For gods sakes, there must b some new talent out there.

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Wat i wanna know is, when it comes to brit-asian actors, WHY WHY WHY, do they always use same ol saggy actors in the roles? Nina wadia, nitin ganatra, meera syal etc. For gods sakes, there must b some new talent out there.

Mostly because they're part of the "establishment" (as any brown person can be i guess) and probably because of being recognisable. Getting a budget together for a film starring a complete unknown is very tough; not that having the guys you mentioned means money being thrown at the project, lol. The best chance Sikhs have of having any semblance of creative control on a project is to go the independent route.

So, you wealthy Sikhs out there, instead of throwing money at your ungrateful, lazy children's weddings and holidays you might want to invest in an up and coming talented Sikh writer and director. You want a film to have positive word of mouth and be shown at indie festivals like Tribeca, etc. Unfortunately, films showing one Singh beating up 50 goonde in order to protect a vulnerable female simply won't cut the mustard anymore, not in a serious way at least.

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I find that kind of silly. Why would any Sikh be concerned in stuff like this? How does it effect Mukti? Who cares about being rich when everything is maya.

You'd be surprised at how "unsilly" many of our fellow co-religionists find the subject of wealth and riches to be!

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