After maturing, a Bollywood child artiste longs to act as an adult.

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Nandini
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Mary D'Cunha
Mahesh Manjrekar ...
Brahmanand
Ronit Roy ...
Peter D'Cunha
Asha Sachdev ...
Mrs. Phadnis
Daya Shankar Pandey
Kiran Karmarkar
Bharat Kaul
Johny Bakshi
Maradona Rebello ...
Jerry Gabriel D'Cunha / Jai / Baby Kusum
Amit Purohit
Sanjeeda Sheikh ...
Kusum Phadnis
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PANKH Director's take: Cinema within cinema has always fascinated filmmakers all across the globe. The film industry of each country has characteristics peculiar to their culture. That is what distinguishes them, makes them intriguing and anecdotes associated with each industry in a specific cultural context naturally lend themselves to interesting tales. The story of Baby Kusum is such an intriguing and horrifying tale. It is a story about life imitating art in a grotesque and bizarre way. This film seeks to probe into the mechanism that operates behind the creation of dreams. It highlights a phenomenon that was peculiar and exclusive to the Indian film industry--- the practise of casting children in roles opposite to their natural genders. We have had many instances of young girls being cast as boys in films and vice versa. Their screen names used to be changed to suit the gender they were playing on screen. Interestingly, in Raja Harishchandra, the first narrative film made in ... Written by Anonymous

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The movie is reportedly based on the case of child actor Ahsaas Channa, who even though born a girl passed off as a boy in 2 major movies, Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna (2006) and Vaastu Shastra (2004) See more »

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Jala... Jee Jala
Performed by Sunidhi Chauhan
Lyrics by Sudipto Chattopadhyay
Music Director Raju Singh
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A worthy and sensible effort but director fails to implement the idea and subject.
7 June 2010 | by (India) – See all my reviews

The movie has a very strong subject which rotates around a boy who is being forced by her mother to play a girl in movies.The director who tries to play with the sexual identity of the human race, suffers a great jolt as ends up confusing everyone. The protagonist is besotted by a stunning looking actress and even fantasizes about her. The problem in the movie lies in the script and screenplay. The movie which could have been used to revoke the back dated and anti human thoughts of the society fails miserably. It starts on a high note but ones it goes down it could not move up again int the 2 hours movie. But the real power of the movie is its acting. maradona impresses in the 1st movies only, but at some plays he is expressionless but that is for a very short time, other characters are also good. yet the powerhouse of the movie is hot Bengali babes who at every instant enjoys her role. she is so natural and performs her job with ease.So at the end of the movie u are satisfied.


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