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ALL ABOUT UPCOMING ANIMATED FILM ON LEGENDARY SIKH MARTYR 'BHAI TARU SINGH'

By Siddharth Singh . 28th March 2018 01:30pm
ALL ABOUT UPCOMING ANIMATED FILM ON LEGENDARY SIKH MARTYR 'BHAI TARU SINGH'

Animated movies are on a grand success lately, in Punjab, such animation films like 'Chaar Sahibzaade' and 'Char Sahibzaade 2: The Rise Of Baba Banda Singh Bahadur' have been much adored in Punjab and India and worldwide. Well, those who loved the latter movies get ready for yet to come another animated film based on the life of legendary martyr in Sikh history, Bhai Taru Singh Ji. The trailer for the movie has already been released and the film has been titled on the name of Bhai Taru Singh, itself. A presentation of Vismaad Productions. The story of the film has been written by Sukhwinder Singh, who has also done the direction for the film. The film is scheduled for its release on April 27.

HERE'S THE LIFE HISTORY OF BHAI TARU SINGH JI

Bhai Taru Singh Ji was born on 1720 in the holy city of Amritsar during the reign 
of the Mughal Empire (Governor of Punjab), Bhai Taru Singh was raised as a Sikh by 
his widowed mother. During this time, Sikh revolutionaries were plotting the 
overthrow of the Mughal governor of Punjab, Zakaria Khan.

Bhai Taru Singh and his sister gave food and other aid to the Gursikhs. 
An informant reported them to Zakaria Khan, the governor of Punjab, and the two 
were arrested for treason. Though his sister's freedom was bribed for by the 
villagers, Bhai Taru Singh refused to seek a pardon.

Bhai Taru Singh had partaken Amrit from Bhai Mani Singh and was much influenced by 
him. When he was caught along with his sister. Many Sikhs had offered to rescue 
him as they were famous to attack in the midnight in those days. But, Bhai sahib 
declined it saying he wanted to show Mughals that Sikhs are not afraid of death. 

However at much convincing he allowed his sister to be rescued. Sikhs and villagers 
paid bribes and got his sister rescued. After a period of imprisonment and torture,
Bhai Taru Singh was brought before the Khan and asked him where he got his powers 
from to undergo all of the agony. His reply was through his Keshas given by Guru 
Gobind Singh. Zakaria Khan then gave him the choice of converting to Islam or 
having his hair cut off. In response to having his hair cut off, Bhai Taru Singh 
said that Zakaria Khan would be killed by Bhai Taru Singh's shoe.

Sikhs believe he had been returned to prison to await a slow death. Holy water 
from Amritsar was brought after 22 days and put on his head to begin his last 
rites. Zakaria Khan was stricken with unbearable pain and the inability to urinate. 
As a last resort, Khan sent an apology to the Khalsa Panth for his persecution of 
Sikhs and begged for forgiveness. It was suggested that if Khan hit himself with 
Singh's shoes, his condition might be lifted. Although the shoe cured the Khan's 
condition, he died 22 days later from having hit himself with the shoes, which is 
what Singh had predicted. Upon hearing that he had outlived the Khan, Singh left 
his body on 1 July 1745.

A more elaborate version of this narrative includes attempts by the Khan's barber 
and cobbler to forcibly cut off Singh's hair and, failing that, his scalp. God 
prevented them from touching him with their tools, and finally a carpenter was 
brought in to cut off his head with an adze thus the top of the skull was removed 
with the hair and scalp

source ~ wikipedia