After the immense success of the 2014 Punjabi super hit 3D animated film, Chaar Sahibzaade, it was known that a sequel is bound to hit the screens. We have been waiting for this news and now finally the announcement comes that the leading global company in the Indian film entertainment industry, Eros International, is collaborating with Baweja Movies to co-produce the sequel. The film titled Chaar Sahibzaade 2 – Rise of Banda Singh Bahadur, directed once again by Harry Baweja, is the story of the legendary larger than life superhero, Banda Bahadur.
The first look of the film – a poster along with a motion poster was unveiled today in Chandigarh with the blessings of the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC), in the presence of SGPC President, Sardar Avtar Singh and Sardar Paramjit Singh Khalsa, (ISF) producer Pammi Baweja and director Harry Baweja. The motion poster showcases Banda Singh Bahadur and The Chaar Sahibzaade.
Commenting on the film, Eros International Media, MD, Sunil Lulla said, “Chaar Sahibzaade was one of its kind 3D animated historical movie India has seen which was widely appreciated and we are happy to have associated with Harry Baweja for Chaar Sahibzaade – Rise of Banda Bahadur. We believe the film is a must watch and will have a wider appeal, beyond Punjabi audiences for its gripping and beautiful story”.
The first photo realistic 3D animated film on Sikh history which was based on the real story of the sacrifices of the four sons of Guru Gobind Singh – Baba Ajit Singh, Baba Jujhar Singh, Baba Zorawar Singh and Baba Fateh Singh was made on a mere budget of $3 million budget collected a total of $10.522 million with box office returns of 250 per cent. Though the animation for the prequel was done by Mumbai based animation studio i.Realities, the sequel’s work will be carried out by Prime Focus London.
“We were humbled by the reactions to Chaar Sahibzaade where we attempted the unexpected and received an overwhelming response. This appreciation makes us look forward to doing more and still better with a true sequel, pushing the animation to the next level and working with the best in the business. With this partnership with Eros, we aim to reach a wider spectrum of audiences worldwide through their unparalleled marketing and distribution strategy”, added director, Harry Baweja.
The sequel, Rise of Banda Singh Bahadur, takes forward the story of Banda Bahadur, from the pages of Indian history, who fought with great valour, courage and embodied the spiritual warrior qualities that Shri Guru Gobind Singh conveyed through his teachings. A motion poster of the film has been released by Eros Now.