Synopsis

Saragarhi: The True Story | Nice IFF 2018

Directed by
Manpreet Singh Talwar

Category
Feature Documentary

Synopsis
On the 12th September 1897, 21 Sikh soldiers of the 36th (Sikh) Regiment of Bengal Infantry defended a small communications post against the onslaught of 10,000 Pashtun tribesmen. Fighting at Saragarhi for nearly seven hours but with limited ammunition and supplies, they did their duty to their regiment and maintained the high military ethos of the Sikh brotherhood (the Khalsa). Through their dying actions they cemented the reputation of their people as brave, loyal and staunch – which continues to inspire their descendants today. This is their true story.

Run time: 58m