Dharam Yudh Morcha is a fact-based Punjabi film covering the era from 1947 to 1984 and highlighting the fight of the Sikh people of India to safeguard the fundamental rights of the sikh religion and linguistic minorities and to establish an equal Sikh Rights in the Region of India.
The film originates from The Punjabi Suba Movement to create a province for the Punjabi Sikh people and the ensuing conflicts between the proponents of the movement and the Indian Government. The movie seeks to shed light on the distortion of the peaceful Dharam Yudh Morcha protest movement into a violent protest. The story is taken from 200-plus eyewitness accounts and official documents. Information gathering and research for the movie took almost 3 years to compile and execute into a story and screenplay.
The script was finished in July, 2015. The film derives its title from DHARAM YUDH MORCHA which was launched in the year 1982 to implement the Anandpur Sahib Resolution. It is a true Story. The film was directed by Naresh S Garg. The story was written by Karamjit Singh Batth.
The film stars Raj Kakra , Karamjit Singh Batth as Satnam Singh, with Nitu Pandher, Shakku Rana, Amritpal Singh, Malkeet Rauni, Victor John, Sunny Gill, Sarabjit Purewal and Rajwinder Samrala in supporting roles. The movie was filmed on location in India, primarily in a village around Anandpur Sahib, as well as around the Golden Temple Amritsar, Village Mehta, Village Rode (Moga) and around Mohali (Punjab).
The Movie depicts the story of Satnam Singh, who is a survivor of the Blue Star Attack. His grandson finds a picture of young Satnam Singh and questions him about his past life. The story revolves around the era when Satnam Singh was a young man and he tells his grandson about being involved in the Punjabi Suba Movement and the Dharam Yudh Morcha, as well as the escalation from peaceful protest to the violence which ensued when the Indian Government, viewing the movement as secessionist, moved against the protestors with military force.
Historical events and topics featured in the film include: The River Water Dispute, Anandpur Sahib Resolution, 1978 Nirankari kand, Dharam Yudh Morcha, the arrest of over thirty thousand Sikhs in two-and-a-half months in 1982 , the Life of Sant Jarnail Singh Khalsa Bhindrawale and the Bluestar Attack.