“If you dare to dream, then be ready to sacrifice. Sarabha is my dream, Sarabha’s dream was freedom. Our freedom,” said Kavi Raz.
'Ghadar' (revolt or rebellion) is what the the very youthful Kartar Singh Sarabha, one of the leaders of the party, referred to in the first issue of their newspaper: "Today there begins 'Ghadar' in foreign lands, but in our country's tongue, a war against the British Raj."
“What is our name? Ghadar.” “What is our work? Ghadar.” “Where will this Ghadar (Revolution) take place?... In India.”
“The time will soon come when rifles and blood will take the place of pens and ink."
The Ghadar movement was launched in the USA, in the year 1913, in a small milling town of Astoria, Oregon. It's objective was to free India from the British government's shackles of slavery. Those who joined the movement, in large numbers, over 94% were Punjabis.
Over 8,000 men travelled back to India to fight for India’s freedom. They had initially journeyed to North American soils looking for a better life. Many were killed, jailed for life in the dreaded prison known as Kalla Pannee or hanged mercilessly.
One fascinating and the central character in this historical and important movement was a young aspiring aeronautical engineer by the name of Kartar Singh Sarabha.
Sarabha, as he came to be known, went to the US to study at Berkeley University, but destiny carved a different course for him. That destiny steered him towards becoming a forceful voice against the British. He was hanged by the British in Lahore Central Jail at the age of 19 years and two months for his leadership part in the Ghadar Movement. It was Kartar Singh Sarabha’s sacrifice that inspired Shaheed Bhagat Singh to fight for freedom of our motherland.
Starring Japtej Singh (Young Milkha from 'Bhaag Milkha Bhaag'), Kavi Raz, Mukul Dev, Malkeet Rauni, Mahabir Bhullar, Jaspinder Cheema, Kanwar Garewal, Jasbir Jassi and Malkiat Meet, the film is 137 minutes long period drama and in the Punjabi language.
Songs are by Ninja, Kanwar Garewal, Hans Raj Hans, Rummy and Prince Randhawa, Javed Ali, Shahid Mallaya.
Kavi Raz is an internationally recognized award-winning actor, writer and director who previously gave us the much loved and honored film The Black Prince Kavi has won over 50 international awards as an actor, writer, director. Has appeared in over 250, TV shows, films and major plays. He became the first South Asian/Middle Eastern actor to appear as a regular on a Hollywood TV series as a regular cast member on the popular show, St Elsewhere. Breaking barriers in the early eighties and opening doors for many more, who followed in his footsteps.
Raz has worked with the likes of Denzel Washington, David Morris, Howie Mendel, Kieffer Sutherland and many other top international stars such as Shabana Azmi, Sanjeev Kumar and Akshay Kumar icons of the Bollywood film industry. Kavi divides his time between Hollywood and Bollywood projects as actor, writer and director.
Kavi Raz Studios Kavi Raz Studios is a full-fledged production company, engaged in the production of Hollywood, Bollywood (Hindi Cinema) and Pollywood films (Punjabi Cinema) for the worldwide market. Studio facility located in Los Angeles house shooting stages and full post-production facility. Hollywood’s hit and award-winning series Ray Donovan has been shot extensively at Kavi Raz Studios