Tuesday, October 2, 2012

A MUST WATCH- Screening of "I AM KALAM"

In addition to educating young minds and helping them overcome their doubts in various subjects, Prerna Cell recently organized a movie screening for the students they teach on 2nd October at the Mandi cell. At 5.30 pm, the show for ‘I Am Kalam’ commenced.

It is a beautiful movie with even a more beautiful message. Once in a while, you come across a film that makes you a 'softer' person after just one watch. I Am Kalam, which revolves around seemingly impossible dreams of an 11 year old, is one such experience. Chhotu (Harsh Mayar) comes from a really poor family and works at his uncle Bhati's (Gulshan Grover) dhaba. At the outset, the story appears simple enough. But as it unfolds, deeper layers unfurl in the most magical way. Chhotu befriends Kuwar Ranvijay Singh (Hussan Saad). The rich prince suffers from loneliness until he meets Chhotu (flashing his trademark confident toothy grin) teaches him a few lessons, some obvious and some more subtle. While Chhotu's bullying and insecure colleague at the dhaba, Laptan (Pitobash) is a die-hard fan of Amitabh Bachchan, Chhotu has bigger aspirations. The kid is so inspired by former Indian President APJ Kalam that he confidently rechristens himself Kalam, thus explaining the title of the movie.
Among other things, the most impressive is the way in which a social message is pressed cleverly that a child's brilliance shines through even the dreariest of circumstances. And in direct contrast, a child can't be made happy by bestowing him with costly toys and other comforts.
The best thing about this movie is that it is happy, despite the grim reality of life it portrays. The positivity somehow manages to touch a chord. The central plot of the movie is in sync with the RTE Act and stands for thousands of such aspiring children. Privileged children get to know about the plight of their underprivileged counterpart and the gift of education that they have been bestowed with. At a time, when children seem bereft of the right idol to emulate, I Am Kalam shows the way.”I am Kalam” shows you how beautiful can small be. That sun always comes up after every dark night. That dreams can come true if your heart is at right place and your mind is glued in.

No comments: