Dr. Ramanand Sagar has now ventured to recreate the
life and times of the universally revered saint, Sai
Baba, with his characteristic zeal and devotion. The
narrative artistry that will mark this venture, too,
has the added advantage of the support of extensive
research material gathered from volumes of eye-witness
accounts Sai Baba’s life story.
His countless devotees in India and all over the world, therefore, look up to him as a guru, a saint, a savior and an incarnation of that supreme power which manifests itself in human form when the hour of need arrives to redeem mankind from mortal sins.
While popular legend invariably revolves around alleged persons and events with or without a determinable basis of fact, the story or legend of Sai Baba has the basis of fact and collective belief inspired by his divine powers, witnessed by men and women who shared those wonderful experiences.
As per popular belief Sai Baba was born between 1839 - 1842 AD at Pathni in Marathwada in the Nizam's dominion at the age of eleven Sai Baba appeared under a neem tree at Shirdi and he was recognized as the boy who left the poor Brahmin's home as a child.
Four years of painstaking research and the collective enthusiasm and work of artisans and hundreds of workers have produced an authentic Shirdi at Sagar Film City - Baroda for the filming.
Sai Baba did not put down anything in writing. It is doubtful whether he consciously wanted to teach. He certainly sought to bring about an awakening. The many miracles he performed, the diseases he cured, the gift of love he gave to his followers were all part of the awakening he brought about.
Through the serial, Dr. Ramanand Sagar, the master story teller, intends to spread Baba's social and spiritual messages with a judicious blend of entertainment.