Directed by Kavi raz
United Kingdom, India, U S A
Starring - Jason Flemyng (Lock Stock, Snatch, X-Men: First Class), Amanda Root (The Iron Lady, Jane Etre), Shabana Azmi, Satinder Sartaaj and David Essex.
Runtime - 134 minutes
Part of our Be Who You Are Say What You Feel strand
The Black Prince is the tragic yet fascinating true story about the last King of the mighty Kingdom of Punjab.
Maharaja Duleep Singh, placed on the Throne at the age of five, died a pauper, alone in a Paris hotel. His life long struggle to regain, his identity, dignity, life and Kingdom, took him across the world, but, he was never allowed to set foot in his own Kingdom by the British. Torn away from his mother and taken to England at the age of fifteen years by the British, who absorbed his kingdom by clever maneuvering and indoctrinated him into Christianity, never accepting his reconversion back into the faith of his birth, Sikhism.
Writer/Director Kavi's Raz's epic film is a vital look at Colonialism and the often shameful effects it had on a country, culture and individuals. It is a stunning piece of work that shines an important light on a part of history and ones mans struggle to redefine who is..
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