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I Am Kalam (2010)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  5 August 2011 (India)
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An impoverished boy forms an unlikely and unstable friendship with the lonely son of a nobleman.

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Credited cast:
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Bhati
Harsh Mayar ...
Chhotu / Kalam
Hussan Saad ...
Kunver Ranvijay Singh
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Laptan
Beatrice Ordeix ...
Lucy
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
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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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A small movie with a big heart
3 August 2011 | by (India) – See all my reviews

I just attended the screening of the movie and I must confess that I was overwhelmed with emotions.

Debutant director, Nila Madhab Panda has woven a beautiful story with some heart touching moments which will bring a tear to your eyes. There are superb performances by veteran Indian actor Gulshan Grover, both the child protagonist (the child playing Kalam even won a National award for the role) along with Pitobash,and French theatre actress Beatric Ordeix as Lucy.

The story is about friendship, love, truthfulness self belief and dreams.

Shot in the beautiful and colorful Rajasthan, the movie realistically portrays the relationship between various communities and touches upon topics like child labor, caste, class and the value of education and friendship.

When the director introduced the movie before the screening, he said that the movie was made with very little budget but with a lot of passion, I must say that the passion was evident in each shot. the topic is so sensitive that it could have gone easily into the clichés, thankfully the director remained true to his believes and the final product is one of the masterpieces which have taken the Indian Cinema into a very different and exciting platform.

I would suggest that this movie should not be missed by anyone, especially by children.

Go and watch the movie, you won't regret it.


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