To commemorate the 400 years of Shahidi Diwas of brave Sahibzadas of Sri Guru Gobind Singh ji, which is being celebrated throughout the world, Latta Productions, is producing another sensational theatre performance, SIRHIND DI KAND , a Digital Drama, i.e. a unique fusion of Drama and Light & Sound.
The elder two Sahibzadas Ajit Singh and Jojhar Singh laid their lives in the battle of Chamkaur. The younger two Jorawar Singh, 9 years and Fateh Singh, 7 years were buried live in walls by the suba of Sirhind Nawab Wazir Khan. These immortal martyrs of Punjab are remembered every year at Chamkaur Sahib and Fatehgarh, where hundreds and thousands of devotees pay tribute to them.
This is the fifth production after BOLE SO NIHAL , SHER-E-PUNJAB, GURU MANEO GRANTH and BANI DA BOHITHA of famous FATHER-SON team. FATHER, Dr. Harcharan Singh, one of the most popular playwright of Punjabi Theatre and SON, Harbux Singh Latta, the director who pioneered Punjabi Video and TV films.
Dr. Harcharan Singh who has pioneered the historical plays in Punjabi Language has to his credit many famous historical plays like, Chamkaur Di Garhi, Sirhind Di Kand, Zaffarnama, Hind Di Chadar, Rani Jindhan, etc. which are part of Punjabi literature today. SIRHIND DI KAND is based on Doctor Sahib’s famous play by the same name, which is being staged for the last 20 years.
The music director of SIRHIND DI KAND is the famous and one of the most learned music directors of North India Mr. H.M.Singh.
“SIRSAY TON SIRHIND TAK”
A Sight & Sound Panorama
After leaving Anandgarh in the severe raining winter of year 1704, Guru Gobind Singh ji, 4 Sahibzadas, Mata Gujri, Mata Sahib Kaur, Mata Sunderi, and hundreds of Sikh soilders were crossing Sirsa Nadi when Wazir Khan Suba of Sirhind treachOUSLy attacked them from behind. Mata Gujri and younger two Sahibzadas went with Gangu, who was Guru’s cook. Mata Sunderi and Mata Sahib Kaur went with Mani Singh to Delhi. Guru Gobind Singh, two elder Sahibzadas and 40 Singhs went towards Chamkaur, where they fortified in a mini fortress. Most of the Singhs including Guru’s elder sons gave their lives fighting bravely with thousands of Mugal army. Suba’s imperial army could not get hold of the Great Guru, who accepting the request of five Piaras escaped to the Machhiwara jungle. On the other hand greedy Gangu sold old Mata Gurjri and Guru’s younger sons to the Chaudari of Morinda, who took them to Sirhind. They were all imprisoned in the cold Burji. Wazir Khan gave the Sahibzadas an option to convert into Islam or be executed. The brave Sahibzadas elder 9 years and younger 7 years bravely sacrificed their lives disdaining the lures of Wazir Khan.
When Guru ji heard about this unhuman incident, he wrote letter (Zaffarnama) to Mugal Badshah Auragzeb telling him what type of Muslim he was, who did not even speared innocent children. Aurangzeb’s daughter, Zeenat even condemn her father for this anti-islamic deed.
After compiling the final version of Granth Sahib at Dam Dama Sahib, Guru ji went towards south. He met Madho Das Bairagi at Nanded in Maharashtra, whom he baptized with Amrit and named him Banda Singh Bahadur. With only three arrows from Guru ji, Nishan Sahib and with 5 Singhs Banda Singh Bahadur marched towards Punjab.
After destroying the towns of Samana and Sadhaura Banda Singh Bahadur fought furious battle with Wazir Khan at Chappar Chirri, where Wazir Khan was caught and dragged till Sirhind behind the horses. Thus Banda Singh Bahadur not only avenged the Shahidi of Guru’s family, but also laid the foundation of Khalsa Raj..