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

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Bhati
Harsh Mayar ...
Chhotu / Kalam
Hussan Saad ...
Kunver Ranvijay Singh
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Laptan
Beatrice Ordeix ...
Lucy
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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
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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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Charming, poignant, and worthwhile.
21 June 2011 | by (Los Angeles, USA) – See all my reviews

Tonight, I attended a screening of I AM KALAM, starring Gulshan Grover, along with a superb cast. It is a charming story that speaks to the truth that one's life is guided much more by one's actions than by a predetermined destiny...The main setting, at a roadside snack stand near Delhi is, at once, mundane and exotic, as the workers and foreign visitors interact on a daily basis. And, glimpses inside the private quarters of a royal family are nothing less than eye candy for viewers.

The meat of the story derives from the delightful performances of Mr. Grover and the charming young actor who plays Kalam with fearless truthfulness. Even Laxmi, the camel, draws us in with her gentle ways.

As of this writing, the film lacks a US distribution company...some smart executive should pick it up and get it to American audiences!


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