Mumbai, April 13 -- Academy Award winners, music composer AR Rahman and sound designer Resul Pookutty, have come together to support the much-awaited epic, Nanak Shah Fakir.
Depicted through Nanak's friend, companion and disciple - Bhai Mardana, a Muslim Fakir - this movie is a first-of-its-kind Hindi film in more than 500 years of glorious Sikh history. It celebrates the teachings of Guru Nanak that both believe in.
"I'm a dreamer. In every instance of life, I think about ways to celebrate similarities and avoid things that separate us. I've always been curious to know more about the teachings of Nanak Sahib, which are similar to my beliefs. When Resul showed me this movie, I was awestruck. I hope people take religion out of this and watch it as a movie. The humanity in it is the most beautiful aspect of the film," says Rahman.
Pookutty, the sound designer and co-producer of the movie, is happy about his association with the film. "It's been a fulfilling journey that has changed me too," he says.
With music legends collaborating for it, one of the high points of the film is its ethereal music. The shabads (sacred hymns), composed by music composer Uttam Singh, have been sung by Padma Vibhushan Pt Jasraj and Padma Shri Bhai Nirmal Singh Khalsa. Singers like Kailash Kher, Harshdeep Kaur and Ishwanik Kaur has also contributed.