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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.


Gregg Helvey


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





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


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


Short | Drama



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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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Release Date:

12 March 2010 (Mexico) See more »

Also Known As:

Кави See more »

Filming Locations:

Maharashtra, India

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital


Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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