Kambdi Kalaai – Film by Ish Amitoj Kaur

Over the past 6 months you might have heard about a new Sikh related film titled “Kambdi Kalaai” by Ish Amitoj Kaur. We had previously posted some info about it on SikhNet news, but I had never seen the film up till yesterday. I just received a copy of the DVD and because I was home sick I had a chance to watch it.

I started watching it, unsure of what to expect since many of the Indian/sikh related films that I have seen tend to be a bit “cheesy”, silly or over religious. When it first started my negative mind starting picking at small things with the movie. However, I promptly shut off that “picking” in my head. It is not a multi-million dollar hollywood movie, so you can’t expect to see that level of quality in a smaller production such as this. HOWEVER, as I got over that and started to get into the story I realized that it covered some really cool issues that we as Sikhs deal with every day (being a Sikh, cutting hair, identity as a Sikh, relationships, marriage, mocking sikhs, etc).

The story in some ways reminded me of meeting my wife Arjan Kaur (who was not born a Sikh). I felt some parallels in this story with my life, in relation to me drifting from sikhi…and then meeting Arjan who was really into Sikhi and wanting someone for a husband who was into the same. I don’t know if I was just in a wierd mood or overly emotional…but I got teary eyed a few times while watching the movie. It was really great seeing how many of the different “issues” they covered in the film.

It is a 60 minute long movie and well worth the watch! I think the film has a great story/message and I encourage all of you to get a copy of it. The film was very well done considering the resources available to produce it. I haven’t seen any films that have a regular story line that cover Sikh issues like this. Most of the videos I have seen are more religious (documentary) and one may not relate to that story in the same way as a “movie” format about people in today’s world.

It’s great to see people create films like these and I hope that these continue to be made in the future. So, support the film, buy a DVD…and in return enjoy a cool story which hopefully you’ll get something more than just entertainment from.

For more info and to get the DVD visit:
 
http://www.kambdikalaai.com 
Read the news story about the film

Watch a short video preview of the film


(View another movie trailer)

Share this:
Share this page via Email Share this page via Stumble Upon Share this page via Digg this Share this page via Facebook Share this page via Twitter

68 Responses to “Kambdi Kalaai – Film by Ish Amitoj Kaur”

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>