THE BLACK PRINCE is based on a true story of Maharajah Duleep Singh, the boy King of Punjab before it was annexed by the British Empire in the mid-19th century. He was torn from his throne, separated from his mother, and sent to be raised in England at the age of 15. Now a young man haunted by broken memories of his early past, he leaves his lavish lifestyle in Britain, seeking out his long-lost mother to answer his burning questions.
Duleep makes a daring journey of self-discovery in order to reclaim his identity, his faith, and the Kingdom that is rightfully his. Reconverting back to Sikhism leaves him spiritually free, but in the end, he is unable to defeat the mighty British Empire. His struggle inspired Sikhs to continue the fight for freedom until India regained its independence from British Imperialism in 1947 and the Sikh Kingdom was divided into India and Pakistan.
THE BLACK PRINCE is also poised to create a wave of intrigue in India and UK as the story touches upon historically significant and priceless Kohinoor diamond, which was purportedly gifted by a young 13-year-old Maharajah Duleep Singh to Queen Victoria at a ceremony held in 1850 at Buckingham Palace in London.
The very first English-language film about the poignant life of the last King of Punjab (aka The Black Prince) will release in cinemas July 21 worldwide. Written and directed by LA-based filmmaker Kavi Raz, it's a historic drama with an international cast, which carefully captures the tragic yet fascinating true story and legacy of the Maharajah, illustrating the story of one of India's noblest kings and his fragile relationship with Queen Victoria, who was godmother to his children.
Acclaimed singer-poet Satinder Sartaaj makes his acting debut, playing The Black Prince with eloquence. He is joined by Jason Flemyng (Lock, Stock &Two Smoking Barrels, Snatch) as Dr. Login, the foster parent for the Maharajah; Amanda Root (The Iron Lady) as Queen Victoria; and veteran Shabana Azmi (City of Joy) as the exiled King's mother. It also features Keith Duffy, David Essex OBE, Canadian Rup Magon and Sophie Stevens.
The Black Prince has won several international festival awards ahead of its release, including Best Drama Feature at L.A. Film Awards and the Best Male Debut Award for Satinder Sartaaj at the London Independent Film Festival.
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