An impoverished boy forms an unlikely and unstable friendship with the lonely son of a nobleman.



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Credited cast:
Harsh Mayar ...
Chhotu / Kalam
Hussan Saad ...
Kunver Ranvijay Singh
Beatrice Ordeix ...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Suresh Acharya ...
Lakha's Assistant
Baby ...
Chhotu's Sister
Biswajeet Bal ...
Sukha Singh
Rajat Bhalla ...
Police Havaldar
Garima Bharadwaj ...
Rani Sa
Sanjay Chauhan ...
Raja Rudra Pratap Singh (as Sanjay Chouhan)
S.D. Chouhan ...
Ranvijay's Servant
Zulica Fito Cia ...
Foreigh Artist 9
Ayelet Cohen ...
Foreigh Artist 6
Karin Fitoussi ...
Foreigh Artist 5


The film celebrates the survival of the human spirit against overwhelming odds and highlights the need for underprivileged children's education. Its a film based on former indian president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam and is aimed at inspiring the poor to educate their children. Written by DaGambit

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"Fortune favors the brave and witty"
26 April 2011 | by (pune) – See all my reviews

After seeing the movie it simply reminds us of awe-inspiring book "Ignited Minds".

It also reminds me of the famous quote "Fortune favor's the brave" and think that "brave and witty" should be added in it, as the movie clearly depicts that the imagination of a child cannot be kept under wraps by the mere present circumstances he is facing!!!

The direction of the movie and cast is brilliant, their is a real-life touch to the little love-story added. I think that the movie should be screened all over India and not only in tier-1,2,3 cities, as it is the rural population which could be maximum beneficiary. The foundations like "SMILE"," Against Child Labour " should be supported. The government should take initiative and support the film by promoting it in one of their child welfare programs.

The movie is simply awesome.

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