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Kesari Movie: True Story Of Saragarhi Battle Where 21 Fearless Sikh Soldiers Fought 10,000 Afghans

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The year 2019 seems to be the year of good inspirational films, starting with Uri, Manikarnika or Gully boy the films were based on real-life characters their struggles and their achievements. Another story based on real even is Kesari. We have read and heard many stories about the bravery of the Sikh community, however, this story has not got the much-desired attention.

It’s the story of 21 fearless Sikh soldiers from Saragarhi who fought against 10,000 Afghans. Much before the fight they knew of its consequences and were aware that death awaits them. Still not worried about the consequences they fought as they placed their duty ahead of themselves and their lives.

The Battle of Saragarhi, the ratio of the Sikh soldiers to Afghan soldiers was shocking that is 1:500. The Sikh soldiers (of the 36th Sikh regiment of the British army) fought with bravery against the Afridi and Orazkazia tribes of Pashtun.

History of Saragarhi

Saragarhi was a communication relay post in the North Western Frontier Province (NWFP) and is situated in the Hindukush region of the present day Pakistan. Saragarhi was a manned post and was constructed by the great Sikh Emperor Maharaja Ranjit Singh and was later taken by the British.

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It was converted into a heliograph communication post that used the technology of reflected sunlight with a mirror in the form of coded messages. It played an important role in the defense and protection of the two main forts of the region, Fort Lockhart and Fort Gulistan. Saragarhi was located between the two forts.

Battle of Saragarhi

The start of battle- 12TH September 1897 at 9:00 AM the detachment commander, Haildar Ishar Singh, saw the Afghan soldiers nearing the Saragarhi.

Seeing this Sepoy Gurmukh Singh signaled about the invasion to Fort Lockhart via heliograph. The Afghans had cut all the supply to Saragarhi, Fort Lockhart signaled the soldiers at Saragarhi to hold their positions.

Battle of Saragarhi

Havildar Ishar Singh’s wise decision- Ishar Singh realized that there will be no help from Fort Lockhart and he consulted his soldiers as they would like to give a tough fight or would flee and abandon their posts to survive.

The soldiers chose the former without any hesitation and in unison. They then commuted their reply to Fort Lockhart.

Ishar Singh was a leader in its true sense- a fervent Sikh, Havildar Ishar Singh headed the command and troops were aware of his abilities to fight with Pathans and their fighting strategies. He was also well aware of the terrain and topography of the location.

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The fight- the fight plan was well- formulated one. He placed his soldiers in two lines- standing and squatting (ready to fire) position. He instructed them to fire only when the Afghan troops were near them at a distance of 250 meters from the post. This strategy resulted in the killing of the first line of invaders.

The triumph was short-lived as the Afghans attacked them from two sides, one from the main gate and the other at the gap of the fort as they were aware of the minimum number of Sikh soldiers. The first soldier who was martyred was Sepoy Bhagwan Singh.

By noon the 11 soldiers were martyred. With only 10 soldiers, depleting ammunition and no assistance from Fort Lockhart they fought bravely.

The Afghans set the fire in the nearby bushes and as a result of smoke, the Sikh soldiers were unable to see them. Fort Lockhart made them aware of the breach made by the Afghans.

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Havildar Ishar Singh then signaled his soldiers to move towards the inner wall. Following this what he did is till date considered the biggest act of bravery and heroism. He himself was wounded but he asked his soldiers to carry him to breach in order to defend his remaining soldiers.

For a short while, the three soldiers fought bravely and gave a massive set back to the Afghans. The whole act was dramatic and the fight was chilling to the spines.

After breaching the Saragarhi post the Afghans had to fight only 5 remaining soldiers, 4 towards the inner side and one Sepoy Gurumukh Singh at the signaling tower. Still, they gave a tough fight to the Pathans.

Gurmukh Singh was the last one to join the fight as he was at the signaling tower. He joined the fight after communicating about the same. The 19year old soldier before starting to fight chanted “Jo Boley So Nihaal, Sat Sri Akal!’ Gurmukh Singh single-handedly fought 20 Pathans before falling.

The fight put by Sikh soldiers was shocking and they killed 600 of the invaders. The Sikh soldiers were awarded the highest gallantry award that an Indian soldier could receive at that time.

After completing my studies and getting a decent job I wanted to do something creative. I firmly believed that there should be a hobby that helps you to earn. Thus I made my hobby of writing into my part-time profession and started to write from the last two years. My journey as a writer has enriched me.

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Everything You Need To Know About Popular Hollywood Celebrity: Nicole Kidman

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Born

June 20, 1967

Age

52 Years

Origin

Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.

Profession

Actress, Producer

Net Worth

$130 Million

Nicole Kidman is one of the very fine actresses and producers from Honolulu, Nicole Kidman. She is one of the highest-paid performers worldwide. Throughout her career, she has been nominated several times for different awards including an Academy Award, two Primetime Emmy Awards, and five Golden Globe Awards. She is mostly known for her outstanding performances in ‘Moulin Rougel’, ‘Eyes Wide Shut’, and ‘Batman Forever among others.

Let’s know more about her

Early Life

Hollywood Celebrity Nicole Kidman

She was born in Honolulu, Hawaii on the 20th of June, 1967. Her father, Antony Kidman was a renowned biochemist, psychologist, and author who died of a heart attack at the age of 75. Her mother, Janelle Ann is a nursing instructor. She attended Lane Cove Public School and North Sydney Girl’s High School. She enrolled in ballet at the age of 3 and showed her natural talent for acting in her high school years.

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Personal Life and Relationships

Nikol Kidman with Tom Cruise

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Nikol Kidman married Tom Cruise in 1990. The duo has also adopted two children before divorcing in 2001. In 2005, Kidman met Australian country musician Keith Urban at a gathering of Australians in Los Angeles. The two got married in 2006 and had a daughter in 2008 whose name is Sunday Rose. They also welcomed their second daughter in 2010. The couple has several homes at different places like Sydney, Sutton Forest (New South Wales, Australia), Los Angeles, and Nashville. 

Her Career

Nicole Kidman

Kidman made her debut in the film industry when she started in ‘Bush Christmas in 1983. Thereafter, she starred in several films like ‘BMX Bandits’ and ‘Watch the Shadows Dance’ and many more. She was also seen in various TV series such as ‘A Country Practise’ and ‘Five Mile Creek’. In 1989, she was starred in ‘Dead Calm’ which brought her international fame and recognition and ‘Days of Thunder’ was her big-ticket to success in the Hollywood industry.

The year 1955 was a successful year for Nikol Kidman. It was because she has bagged the lead roles for the movies ‘Batman Forever’ and ‘To Die For’. Later on, she has won her first Golden Globe award and her films were doing great on the box office. Since then, there was no looking back for Nicole and we all know that.

Also read: List of 8 Richest Actors of Hollywood

Nikol Kidman Networth 

Nicole Kidman Net Worth

As of 2020, Nikol Kidman’s net worth is estimated to be $120 million.

Some of the best films of her career:

  • Moulin Rouge! (Movie, 2001)
  • The Golden Compass (Movie, 2007)
  • Eyes Wide Shut (Movie, 1999)
  • The Hours (Movie, 2002)
  • Australia (Movie, 2008)
  • Academy Awards (Best Actress, 2003) – Won
  • Rabbit Hole (Movie, 2010)
  • Lion (Movie, 2016)
  • Aquaman (Movie, 2018)
  • Queen of the Desert (Movie, 2015)

Summary

Nicole Kidman

Above all, Nicole Kidman is a highly talented actress with her unique makeovers in various films, dramas, and TV series. She had always taken all the characters offered to her. And we have to accept that she has given her best in every possible way she could. Even after becoming a star in acting, she never minded performing in drama and mimes. Her simple attitude with an exuberant carry-over has always made her number one wherever she is today. And we are proud of Nicole!

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A Documentary “Learning To Skateboard In a Warzone (If You’re A Girl)” Portraying The skateboarding Afghan Girls Won An Oscar

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We can’t deny the fact that how young girls are residing in war- Torn Afghanistan. In addition to the consequences of being in a conflict zone, some of them are even facing poverty. Due to the cultural and religious norms, safety concerns and several other reasons, girls have very limited opportunities to actively participate in sports. Then, there are girls belonging to the young generation who are ready to change the society and the norms to grow up, they are making this possible by learning skateboard. Recently, the documentary “Learning to Skateboard in a Warzone (If you’re a Girl)” portraying the skateboarding Afghan girls has won an Oscar.

Who has directed the documentary?

The film has been directed by Carol Dysinger and produced by Elena Andreicheva. They are proud to receive such an honour for their movie.

Have a look at what Dysinger has said about her movie

“This movie is my love letter to the brave girls of that country. They teach girls courage, to raise your hand, to say I am here, I have something to say and I’m going to take that ramp, don’t try to stop me,”

What the movie is all about?

The movie features Skateistan, a school, which used to teach skateboard to the small community of kids by Oliver Percovich, in 2017. The school was later transformed into a non-profit organization that offers both education and skateboarding practice to the children who require it. The organization was originally founded in the streets of Kabul, Afghanistan. Now, it runs in South Africa and Cambodia too that offers education to 1600 students.

Since 2009, the organization has been making a positive impact on girls. If not for Skateistan, these girls would be, as Dysinger explained to Deadline: “very much in the house around the women helping out, hanging onto skirts, trying not to be bored and taking care of the boys or the babies, whichever there are more of or who needs it.” Instead, they have a brilliant opportunity to learn and skate.

Words of Director, Dysigner

“It’s a movie I’ve wanted to make—not the skateboarding part, but the girls part; the skateboarding was extra but effective, it seems. And it was just such a pleasure to be able to get my favourite part of Afghanistan, which is the girls. I just love these kids. I just love them so much and it was just so nice to be able to bring them into the world where they’re rarely seen as the people they actually are,”.

Official Site: https://grainmedia.co.uk/work/learning-to-skateboard-in-a-warzone
Director: Carol Dysinger
Executive Producer: Orlando von Einsiedel, Molly Thompson, Colleen Conway Grogan, Marissa Grasso, Liz Gately
Producer: Elena Andreicheva
Cinematographer: Lisa Rinzler
Editor: Mary Manhardt
Music: Sasha Gordon
Running Time: 40
Language: Dari
Country: USA, UK
Year: 2019
Publicist: Dish Communications
US Distributor: Lifetime Films in association with A&E IndieFilms

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Siddharth Shukla’s Mother Thanked Big Boss By Writing An Open Letter To Him

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Open letters have become the hottest trend in the entertainment industry and we have seen so many celebrities expressing their views and opinions on different matters with its help. Family and friends of Big Boss contestants have been known to write open letters from the past few seasons and the latest one to join the bandwagon is none other than Siddharth Shukla‘s mother, Rita Shukla who wrote the emotional letter to Big Boss to express her gratitude to him for showing the interesting side of Siddharth. Well, this is for the first time where someone is writing a thank you note to the Big Boss, earlier also people have written the open letter like this but they were written in distress.

As the finale is away from two days, all the contestants are very excited about winning the show and getting that Big Boss trophy. However, only of them will win and the time will tell us.

His performance in Big Boss 13 is phenomenal

 

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We all know Siddharth Shukla well, he worked in so many popular shows like Balika Vadu and if we talk about Bigg Boss Season 13, his performance in the show is extremely phenomenal. We have seen each and every side of him in the game. Be it his furious nature, caring side or an emotional corner, we have seen them all.

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Siddharth’s mom shared the open letter to Big Boss on his Instagram Account

Siddharth’s mom has shared the image of her open written letter to Big Boss on his official Instagram account where she has expressed her gratitude toward the house for showing the interesting sides of Siddharth which she had never observed. She also thanked Big Boss for various things which you can check out in this post given below:

 

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In her post, Siddharth’s mom discussed how the Balika Vadhu entertainer has made some amazing progress and has gotten proficient at performing family tasks and that she has likewise figured out how to show control during the procedure. She said Chef Siddharth se milwane k liye thanks, Mujhe uski internal quality dikhane k liye thanks, read a selection from her post.

Siddharth’s mom also visited the Big Boss house one month ago and greeted fellow contestants nicely

A month ago, Siddharth Shukla’s mom visited the Bigg Boss house and she also cheerfully greeted with all the fellow participants. She later conversed with Siddharth secretly and recommended him not to take the pressure.

Well, whatever people say about him, love him or hate him….but one this is that they can’t ignore him. What are your views whether he will win the show or not?

Also read: Short Documentary Kamali Based On A 10-Year-Old Indian Girl Gets BAFTA Nomination

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