Saragarhi – The True Story

DIRECTOR : Captain J. Singh-Sohal
CAST : Azadbir Singh Atwal, Barinder Singh Bath, Harmeet Singh Bharaj
VENUE: Pearson Theater | 150 Central Park Drive, Brampton


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, during a year of tribal uprisings on the North West Frontier between British India and Afghanistan.

Fighting at Saragarhi to the bitter end, for seven hours but with limited ammunition and supplies, the Sikhs led by Havildar Ishar Singh did their duty to their regiment and maintained the high military ethos of the Sikh brotherhood (the Khalsa).

In a ground breaking docu-drama, presenter J. Singh-Sohal takes you on a journey to find out just what happened at Saragarhi; through rare-images, 3-D visualisations and never-before-seen footage of the ruins as they stand today.