The Black Prince, written and directed by Kavi Raz and starring acclaimed singer-poet Satinder Sartaaj, is the very first English-language film about the poignant life story of the last King of Punjab, Maharajah Duleep Singh—also known as The Black Prince.
Produced by Brillstein Entertainment, The Black Prince carefully captures the tragic, yet fascinating true story and legacy of Maharajah Duleep Singh, providing a visual narrative of one of India’s most noble kings, and his fragile relationship with Queen Victoria, who was Godmother to his children.
King Maharajah Duleep Singh, was placed on the throne at the age of five only to be robbed of it by a bloody treason at the hands of trusted courtiers. He was then torn from his mother and taken to England by the British at age fifteen. While in England, he was introduced to Queen Victoria, who took an immediate liking to him, calling him “The Black Prince”. He was indoctrinated into Christianity and baptized, changing his life forever. Meeting his mother again after thirteen years, the Maharaja awakens to the realities of his former life in Punjab. He then begins the arduous journey to regain all that was lost and re-embrace the faith of his birth, Sikhism. Torn between his two worlds, The Black Prince begins a lifelong struggle to regain his Kingdom.