I Am Kalam
| Director||Nila Madhab Panda|
| Music||Abhishek Ray, Papon, Madhuparna, Susmit Bose|
| Writer||Sanjay Chauhan|
| Lyrics||Kishor Chanchal, Manavendra|
| Release Date||05-Aug-2011|
| Cast||Gulshan Grover, Pitobash Tripathy, Harsh Mayar, Husaan Saad, Beatrice Ordeix, Meena Mir, Namrata Dixit|
I Am Kalam is a film directed by Nila Madhab Panda. The film has a charming and heartfelt story. In this film, director Nila tried to represent those kids who are deprived of education and can become responsible citizens if nurtured and shown the right path.
The film unfolds the story of Chottu (master Harsh Mayar), a young and smart boy, hails from a very poor family in Rajasthan. Despite being born into abject poverty, Chhotu, an ingenious child with a joyful temperament, does not let his dismal conditions overpower him. He works at a roadside food court to support his family in the day time. However he spends his evenings reading books he has somehow managed to gather. He dreams of getting educated and commanding his own destiny.
Chottu also befriends Ranvijay (Hussan Saad), the son of the erstwhile Maharaja of the area, and the duo spends a lot of time together, playing and studying, in spite of the Maharaja (Sanjay Chauhan) asking his son not to spend time with kids who do not belong to the same class. Chottu also endears himself to Lucie (Beatrice Ordeix), a French lady, with whom Bhati is secretly in love.
One day, upon hearing a speech from Dr. Abdul Kalam, the former President of India, Chhotu vows to change his future. From that day forward, the enterprising lad drops the name Chhotu -- a tag used to identity countless child labors across India -- and adopts the alias 'Kalam'. Like the former President, Chhotu pledges to become a hero someday.
There Lucie promises Chottu that she'd take him to Delhi to meet the president. Soon Chottu's dreams start crumbling one by one. But In spite of all this happening, Chottu, who is determined to fulfill his dream of meeting the President, takes off for Delhi. Does he succeed to fulfill his dreams forms the rest part of the film.
Performace wise, Master Harsh Mayar delivers a mind boggling and natural performance. Hussan Saad is excellent. Gulshan Grover is perfect in his role. Pitobash, Beatrice Ordeix and Sanjay Chauhan are brilliant. Rest of the cast is equally supportive.
On the whole, I Am Kalam is a motivating and inspiring movie. Must a watch for all age groups of viewers.
|by Amit Vashisht (posted on : 08-Aug-11) Rating: (Excellent)|
|Overall I Am Kalam is a simple yet very moving film. The film express a lot without speaking much. Excellent debut for director Nila Madhab Panda.
1. Nila Madhab Panda's direction is praise worthy.
2. Excellent performances by Harsh Mayar and Hussan Saad.
3. Well execution of the idea and subject.
1. The pace of the film seems a bit slow. |
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