A new film by director Erik Morales, produced by CANADA, zooms in on the Sikh order of Nihang, an ancient armed warrior order known as the Akalis, or, “Immortals.”
Nihangs (also: called Akalis) are a very famous and prestigious armed Sikh order. Early Sikh military history is dominated by the Akali Sikh military order that is particularly noted for the many famous military victories they won, often while they were heavily out-numbered. The Nihungs have historically been held in great affection and respect by Sikhs due the pivotal role they have played in Sikh history and Sikh military history in particular.
The Nihang’s activities are currently mostly ceremonial, as it is peace time but in times of war for the Sikh religion the Akalis have historically spear-headed the attack on the enemy. As per history and traditions, Nihang armymen are considered as son of Guru Gobind Singh and Mata Sahib Devan.