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Sikh characters in famous movies

Discussion in 'Questions and Answers' started by ActsOfGod, Jul 15, 2014.

  1. ActsOfGod

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    There are some movies which depict Sikhs as a very normal part of the landscape, nothing exaggerated, no need to make any special point or to highlight anything, just a character in the film like any other, except he happens to be a Sikh. I love these kinds of movies, because to me it seems like they come closest to depicting how Sikhs are in real-life, integrated into the society, and responsible, contributing members of the community.

    A few come to mind, are there any others?

    The English Patient
    The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou
    The Darjeeling Limited
    Inside Man
    The Jury (British mini-series)
     
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    Who can forget Kabir Bedi as Gobinda, the villian's aide in the 1983 Bond movie Octopussy, although, as you know, Bond movies are nothing without exaggeration.:grinningsingh:
    In fact, Kabir Bedi is the only Bollywood actor to have acted in a Bond movie so far.
     

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    Khan Noonien Singh, the villian of Star Wars sci-fi franchise, is also a Sikh. His role was played by Benedict Cumberbatch in the 2013 movie Star Trek Into Darkness.

    Khan is depicted as a North Indian from a family of Sikhs. "Khan" is a title; his parents are from Chandigarh, Punjab, India and are both eugenic scientists.
     

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