Humour & Storytelling
Film-making is a constant process. It is one of the most challenging and rewarding endeavours that one can ever be involved in.
Sanjay Dongre (PGP 1994, an alumnus of IIMB) has already given us an opportunity to view his latest Heritage film “Raigad ” (in the last edition of the newsletter) and he has once again surprised us by his brilliant display of his talent, by directing and producing his upcoming documentary film titled “Sachkhand: Saga of a Saint Soldier Strategist”:
Few lines about the film “Sachkhand: Saga of a Saint Soldier Strategist”:
The story of a young boy, who was made the head at the age of nine, after his father was brutally eliminated, and the way he went about making strategic changes that would transform the faith to such a extent that he would become the King Maker in Delhi. But the most important change was his Last Order that would institutionalise the faith. It is the stuff legendary leaders are made of, leaders who ensure sustainability long after they are gone, The last order was issued at Nanded. It was time time to narrate this aspect to the world.
The short film looks at the youngest faith of the world, in particular the work of the Tenth Guru, Guru Gobind Singhji, and especially during the period that he had spent in Nanded. Nanded is a holy city for the Sikh community. Guru Nanak had visited the place. Then came Guru Gobind Singhji, who departed from Nanded. Also this is the place where the Granth Sahib was declared the Guru, forever, thereby eliminating the human Guru. The small town on the banks of Godavari is home to almost a dozen Gurudwaras, each of which has a legacy, an interesting story to tell. The Priests in these places have been serving here for generations, right from the time when the Tenth Guru had come to Nanded.
The Dasham Guru had transformed the faith. He had taken charge as a young boy of nine and worked on implementing strategic changes while maintaining continuity. These changes not just helped the faith survive but also emerge stronger, with every passing day. His journey is a lesson in strategic change management, on how continuity is essential even when there is a complete transformation.
This is a modest attempt at entertaining and educating. To spread an enhanced awareness of the pillars of the Khalsa, viz. Seva, Samta and Shamsheer. While the latter is well known, the Sikhs account for almost twenty percent of the Indian armed forces although they are just about 2% of the population, it is their spirit of Seva and Samta that has contributed even more to the national development. It is difficult to quantify, but the contribution is unparalleled.
Time to see the teaser of the film