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Kavi (2009)

TV-PG | | Short, Drama | 12 March 2010 (Mexico)
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The story of a young boy who attempts to escape from the brick kiln where he is forced to work as a bonded labor slave in India.

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Gregg Helvey

Writer:

Gregg Helvey
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 20 wins. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview:
Sagar Salunke Sagar Salunke ... Kavi
Ulhas Tayade Ulhas Tayade ... Boss
Rajesh Kumar Rajesh Kumar ... Father
Madhavi Juvekar Madhavi Juvekar ... Mother
Dibyendu Bhattacharya Dibyendu Bhattacharya ... Social Worker 1
Rishi Raj Singh Rishi Raj Singh ... Social Worker 2
Mukesh Bharati Mukesh Bharati ... Guard
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Storyline

In modern Maharashtra, Kavi, perhaps 10, lives with his parents at a brickworks, where his father is indentured. The energetic Kavi sees himself as the boss's fastest worker. In the family's single room - with a metal door an overseer bangs each day to call the workforce - there's a small plant the family calls its farm. The boss seems to appreciate Kavi's enthusiasm, but a beating is never far away. Besides pride in his industry, Kavi has dreams: to join other boys in a game of cricket and to go to school. His parents tell him it's not for him. Then, Kavi has a brief encounter with two men asking questions about the brickyard. What should Kavi do? How much should he risk? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Not all prisons have bars

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Short | Drama

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Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

12 March 2010 (Mexico) See more »

Also Known As:

Кави See more »

Filming Locations:

Maharashtra, India

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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18 September 2017 | by KirpianuscusSee all my reviews

a delicate theme. and the right manner to show it. this is all. a film like a sketch in the morning light. impressive for what it suggest. for the simple solutions . for the story of a boy, so simple, touching and realistic. "Kavi" has the high gift to present, with admirable precision, the universe of a boy in its basic traits. and this does it special. because it is one of rare films like a direct speech. out of technique performances, out of subtle solutions. a testimony about a life. and its dreams and its refuges and its desires and the brutality against it. only as a precious puzzle about a world and powerful attack against modern slavery. the delicate science to reflect the Kavi universe. this is its basic virtue. and the motif to see the film.


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