Nanak Naam Jahaz Hai
Directed byRam Maheshwary
Story byBekal Amritsari
Produced byPanna Lal Maheshwary
Ram Singh
StarringPrithviraj Kapoor
I. S. Johar
Jagdish Raj
Som Dutt
David Abraham
Ramayan Tiwari
CinematographyD. K. Prabhakar
Edited byD. N. Pai
Music byS. Mohinder
Distributed byShemaroo
Release date
  • 15 April 1969 (1969-04-15) (India)
Running time
133 minutes

Nanak Naam Jahaz Hai is a 1969 National Award winning Punjabi film directed by Ram Maheshwary, starring Prithviraj Kapoor, I. S. Johar, Nishi and Vimi.[1] The film is based on a true incident which took place at Golden Temple, Amritsar.[2] The film was awarded the 1970 National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Punjabi, and National Film Award for Best Music Direction,[2]


The film is set Amritsar in 1947, a devout Sikh and prosperous contracting businessman, Gurmukh Singh (Prithviraj Kapoor), lives with his wife, and younger brother, Prem. Trouble starts when Prem marries Ratan Kaur, as her brother, Sukha, creates differences between two brothers, which eventually lead to the closure of the business. However amidst all the difficult times that come Gurmukh never loses faith and in time, because of his sacrifice and quiet suffering, harmony is established in the family.[2]


Actor/Actress Role
Prithviraj Kapoor Gurmukh Singh
Veena Gurmukh Singh's wife
I. S. Johar Sukha
Nishi Ratan Kaur
Vimi Charanjit Kaur aka Channi
Jagdish Raj Inspector
Som Dutt Gurmeet Singh
David Abraham Doctor
Ramayan Tiwari Doctor
Suresh Prem Singh


The music is composed by S. Mohinder, is noted for the song "Re mann Aiso Karr" and also earned him a 1970 National Film Award for Best Music Direction.[2][3][4]

Restoration and re-release

While the original film was released on 15 April 1969, on the 500th birth anniversary (Guru Nanak Gurpurab) of Sikh Guru Guru Nanak, a digitally-enhanced version is set for release on 27 November 2015, presented by Shemaroo Entertainment and Wave Cinemas.[5] The film is also dubbed in several regional languages, and the first teaser will be unveiled in Mumbai on 17 November at Kapoor family function. Earlier in the months, the film's trailer was launched at the historic Gurdwara Rakab Ganj Sahib in Delhi.[6][7]


  1. ^ "Classic Re-releasing - Nanak Naam Jahaj Hai". Retrieved 26 March 2012.
  2. ^ a b c d "17th National Film Awards". International Film Festival of India. Archived from the original on 20 October 2012. Retrieved 29 March 2012.
  3. ^ "17th National Film Awards (PDF)" (PDF). Directorate of Film Festivals.
  4. ^ Aujla, Harjap Singh. "The Music Maker:S. MOHINDER: The Most Decorated Music Director of Punjab". Retrieved 26 March 2012.
  5. ^ Service, Tribune News (27 November 2015). "The divine tone". Retrieved 27 November 2015.
  6. ^ "Kapoor Family War: Ranbir's 'Tamasha' to clash with his great grandfather's film!". Daily News & Analysis. 14 November 2015. Retrieved 16 November 2015.
  7. ^ "Prithviraj Kapoor's digitally restored film to release with Ranbir's 'Tamasha'". The Times of India. Retrieved 16 November 2015.
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