A film scene from ‘Flying Jatt’ narrates the true meaning behind Sardars and “12 O’Clock”. Amrita Singh is shown explaining that Afghani forces would kidnap thousands of Hindu women and take them back to Afghanistan. The Sikhs decided to attack the forces at “12 O’Clock” and would rescue the kidnapped women. The Afghani’s feared the time “12 O’Clock” because that’s when Sikhs would come and attack them.
The bravery of Sikhs and “12 O’Clock” ended up being forgotten and non-Sikhs started to crack jokes.