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Railway Children (2016)

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12 year old Raju arrives on an unknown city platform. He's soon sucked into a gang run by 'Solution' that deals with petty crimes. A new life of adventure away from home begins, bringing along dangers of drugs, abuse, crime and also hope.

Director:

Prithvi Konanur

Writers:

Akash (translated by), Prithvi Konanur
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Credited cast:
Yash Shetty Yash Shetty ... Solution
Syed Pervez Syed Pervez ... Pappu
Pari Pari ... Raju
Naresh Naresh ... Phone booth owner
Srikanth Srikanth ... Railway Child
Akash Akash ... Railway Child
Manohara Manohara ... Jollu
Chinnu Chinnu ... New recruit
Vj Shetty Vj Shetty ... Inspector
Manjunath Manjunath ... Police Constable
Narasappa Narasappa ... Jollu's father
Hanumant Raju Hanumant Raju ... Railway Child
Jyothi Jyothi ... NGO worker
Satish Acharya Satish Acharya ... Creepy Man
Karthik Karthik ... Karthik
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Every year in India, an estimated 125000 children use the railways to runaway from home for various reasons. While some of them are returned home others survive around platforms enduring a life of abuse, sexual abuse, substance abuse, drug abuse, crime and violence. Railway Children explores the underbelly of this world through the eyes of 12 year old Raju.

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Crime | Drama

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A movie worth your time
30 October 2017 | by iambrijeshSee all my reviews

Runaway children in India are on an equal footing with orphans, with nobody to help and many to allure and abuse these children end up in the whirlwind of crime and mafia. Living on the Railway Platform these kids have to overcome such odds as addiction, abuse, deceit. 'Railway Children' a Kannada feature film produced by Tindrum Beats through crowd funding and directed by Prithvi Konanur unwinds the world of runaway children through the eyes of Raju, a 10-year-old runaway and his partner in crime Jollu. Both being recruited by a local goon and a cruel boss Solution. Exploring the themes of crime, drugs, corruption, sexual violence, abuse, addiction and particularly untouched trans-gender issues. The movie is approached in a documentary style being inspired by real life events and based on a research book "Rescuing Railway Children", by Lalitha Iyer and Malcolm Harper. Unlike many Prithvi navigates the story realistically as opposed to just being emotional. This realistic approach further helps the audience to understand the situation of these children and the help they get or the lack of it. 2/3rd of the movie is shot on Railway platforms and cinematography of Eswaran Thangavel is commendable. With an on cue music by Chandan Shetty and unforgettable performance by child artists Manohar and Parimala, ending on a positive note this gem is not to be missed.


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Kannada | Hindi

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22 December 2017 (India) See more »

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