The Black Prince / Satinder Sartaaj / Upcoming Punjabi Movie
Movie The Black Prince
Starring Satinder Sartaaj
Director / Screenplay Kavi Raz
Genre Historical Drama
Writer Jasjeet Singh
Producers Firaus Prodution & Brillstein Entertainment Partners of Hollywood
Location Birmingham, United Kingdom
atinder Sartaaj, acclaimed poet-singer of Punjab will star in Brillstein Entertainment Partners' 'The Black Prince', an intriguing story about the last king of Punjab, Maharaja Duleep Singh.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, the movie will be written and directed by L.A based Indian moviemaker Kavi Raz.
This movie is budgeted at around 5 million dollars and the shooting will start late this September.
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Satinder Sartaaj as Duleep Singh
A multi gifted songwriter, singer, composer and poet, Satinder Sartaaj possess an unprecedented list of achievements and remains in the forefront of his craft, a true inspiration an icon to millions of sufi fans worldwide. He plays Duleep Singh in the movie, his debut role.
Maharaja Duleep Singh's life is one of great hope, drama and tragedy. Born a prince in the house of the lion of Punjab, Maharaja Ranjit Singh. As a child, crowned a king of a powerful kingdom. Dying a pauper, alone in a Paris hotel room, no one with him to give him his last drop of water.
Shabana Azmi as Maharani Jindan
Shabana Azmi is an Indian actress of film, television and theatre. An alumna of the Film and Television Institute of India of Pune, she made her film debut in 1974 and soon became one of the leading actresses of Parallel Cinema, a Bengali New Wave movement known for its serious content and neo-realism. Regarded as one of the finest actresses in India, Azmi's performances in films in a variety of genres have generally earned her praise and awards, which include a record of five wins of the National Film Award for Best Actress and several international honours. She has also received four Filmfare Awards.
Azmi has appeared in over 120 Hindi and Bengali films in both mainstream and independent cinema, and since 1988 she has acted in several foreign projects. In addition to acting, Azmi is a social and women's rights activist, a Goodwill Ambassador of the United Nations Population Fund (UNPFA), and a member of the Rajya Sabha, the upper house of the Indian parliament. She is married to Indian poet and screenwriter Javed Akhtar
Maharani Jindan was the youngest wife of the first Maharaja of the Sikh Empire, Ranjit Singh, and the mother of the last Maharaja, Duleep Singh. She was renowned for her beauty, energy and strength of purpose and was popularly known as Rani Jindan, but her fame is derived chiefly from the fear she engendered in the British in India, who described her as "the Messalina of the Punjab".
After the assassinations of Ranjit Singh's first three successors, Duleep Singh came to power in September 1843 at the age of 5 and Jind Kaur became Regent on her son's behalf. After the Sikhs lost the First Anglo-Sikh War she was replaced in December 1846 by a Council of Regency, under the control of a British Resident. However, her power and influence continued and, to counter this, the British imprisoned and exiled her. Over thirteen years passed before she was again permitted to see her son, who was taken to England
Jason Flemyng as Dr. John Login
Flemyng is known for his film work, which has included roles in British films such as Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998) and Snatch (2000), both for Guy Ritchie, as well as Hollywood productions such as Rob Roy(1995), the Alan Moore comic book adaptations From Hell (2001) and The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (2003), and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008). He has also appeared in prominent roles in both theatre and television in the UK. Flemyng can speak fluent French, and has made three films in that language He won the Best Actor Award at the Geneva Film Festival for his role in 1996's Alive and Kicking
Dr John Login:
Dr. Login was appointed as Duleep Singh’s guardian in 1849, at the time, the young Maharaja was only 11-years old. Login’s controversial duties at the time included taking charge of Duleep Singh’s impressive legacy, including land, palaces and, most importantly, the legendary Kohinoor diamond which was later given to Queen Victoria.
Amanda Root as Queen Victoria
Amanda Root is an English stage and screen actress and a former voice actress for children's programmes. Root is known for her starring role in the 1995 BBC film adaptation of Jane Austen's Persuasion, her role in the British TV comedy All About Me, as Miranda, alongside Richard Lumsden in 2004, and for voicing Sophie in The BFG. She trained for the stage at
In May 1854, Duleep Singh arrived in England and was introduced to Queen Victoria who took an immediate liking to him. She treated him like a son. She was Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland from 20 June 1837 until her death. From 1 May 1876, she used the additional title of Empress of India.
Rup Magon as Arur Singh
Rupinder "Rup" Singh Magon is a Canadian singer, songwriter, producer, actor and author born and raised in Montreal. He is a co-lead singer of JoSH, a South Asian fusion band
Arur Singh was Maharaja Duleep Singh's Personal attendant and confidant, he belonged to the village of Kohali, in Amritsar district.
Sophie Steven at Bamba Muller
Sophie Steven is a young actress from Birmingham and has an acting degree from Italia Conti Drama School. She has worked on several television projects in United Kingdom.
Sophie Steven as Bamba Muller on the left
Bamba Muller was the wife of Maharaja Duleep Singh. Brought up by Christian missionaries, she married Duleep Singh and became Maharani Bamba, wife of the last Maharaja of Lahore.Her transformation from illegitimate girl living in a Cairo mission to a Maharani living a life of luxury with the "Black Prince of Perthshire" has been compared to the "Cinderella" story
David Essex OBE is an English musician, singer-songwriter and actor. Since the 1970s, Essex has attained nineteen Top 40 singles in the UK (including two number ones), and sixteen Top 40 albums. He has also had an extensive career as an actor performing on stage and screen
Kavi Raz - Writer/Director
Kavi Raz is an Indian-born British actor, writer, director and producer. Raz was a founder and artistic director of the Wandering Players' Theatre Company. The company staged several World and US premieres of plays from India. Western audiences were exposed to the works of Rabindranath Tagore for the first time, in addition to plays like Sakharam Binder.
In 1978, Raz founded the production company, K. R. Films Hollywood. Its debut, Lehren - a television weekly variety series for the Asian audience - was shown throughout the United States and Canada. In 1988, K. R. Studios was built in Granada Hills. Housing several buildings including the main studio, it has state-of-art equipment for film and television productions, as well as a multi-track recording facility for post production and recording needs. The studio is now home to many award winning producers, writers and directors engaged in the production of commercials, TV programmes, music videos and films.
He co-starred with Joe Odagiri and Chloe Snyder in Atsushi Funahashi's Big River in 2005. Raz began his career as a filmmaker with The Gold Bracelet, a movie about a Sikh man faced with the realities