Films that celebrate childhood and give valuable life lessons to adults too

NEW DELHI: Cinema for kids in India has had an vague presence regardless that over time, there have been fashionable movies together with Kidar Sharma’s 1957 traditional ‘Jaldeep’ which received the Best Children’s Film Prize on the International Film Festival at Venice. There was additionally Shyam Benegal’s  1975 movie ‘Charandas Chor’ whereas in mainstream cinema, movies like ‘Jagriti’ (1954), ‘Boot Polish’ (1954), ‘Ab Dilli Door Nahin’ (1957) entertained youngsters.Tapan Sinha’s  1978 triumph ‘Safed Hathi’   received the National Film Award in 1978.  In current occasions, India has not produced sufficient content material completely for kids however right here is our choose of some movies that not solely engrossed the younger but in addition gave meals for thought to the grown-ups.


 1.  Taare Zameen Par:


 Released in 2007, this Aamir Khan and Amole Gupte directorial was an eye-opener for a lot of dad and mom and academics who weren’t conscious of what dyslexia is and how the youngsters who’ve studying disabilities aren’t “sluggish” or lazy however need assistance to overcome the challenges they face whereas studying or writing. Produced by  Aamir Khan, the movie revolves round a gifted eight-year-old dyslexic boy, Ishaan Awasthi (Darsheel Safary) who’s deeply observant, delicate and loves to paint. His academics and father repeatedly make him really feel nugatory and he’s despatched to boarding faculty the place he withdraws in his shell much more until a instructor Ram Shankar Nikumbh (Aamir Khan) decides to mentor, information, and befriend him. ‘Taare Zameen Par’ was screened in Seattle, Washington by the International Dyslexia Association in 2008 and in 2009. It was India’s official entry for the 2009 Academy Awards Best Foreign Film class  and additionally received the Filmfare Best Film Award and the National Film Award for Best Film on Family Welfare.


  2. Gandhi & Co. :


Producer Mahesh Danannavar and National-Award-winning director Manish Saini have put Indian cinema for kids on the world map with their acclaimed movie, ‘Gandhi & Co’ that  not too long ago garnered world recognition by profitable the Golden Slipper award on the 62nd version of the distinguished Zlin Film Festival in Czech Republic. ‘Golden Slipper’ is a coveted award offered to the most effective function movie within the  youngsters, youth, and animation class.  The movie’s youngster artists Reyaan Shah and Hiranya Zinzuwadia additionally received the Best Child Actor awards on the New York Indian Film Festival 2022.  The movie received the Second-Best Indian Feature award on the thirteenth Bengaluru International Film Festival and the Best Children Film award on the International Gujarati Film Festival (IGFF) 2022. It has been profitable hearts and minds within the worldwide pageant circuit, highlights the enduring worth of  Gandhian rules and revolves round two boys who uncover the mild heroism of Gandhi through a mentor.They study that Gandhi is not only a chapter in a faculty ebook however a manner of life. The film additionally stars  Darshan Jariwala,  Jayesh More, Druma Mehta, Sunil Vishrani, Reyaan Shah, Hiranya Zinzuwadia and Dhyani Jani.  

3.   Stanley Ka Dabba:


Directed and produced by Amole Gupte, the movie gives you a shattering perception into the life of unloved youngsters who’re uncovered to life’s harshest realities earlier than they’re prepared to face them. The film revolves round a faculty boy known as Stanley who does not carry a  lunchbox and has to depend on his pals to feed him throughout recess.  Nobody is aware of the darkish info about his life as a result of he’s witty, has an irresistible smile and is at all times cheerful.  Despite his onerous circumstances, he makes the individuals round him completely happy. While his English instructor (Divya Dutta) is impressed by his sunny manner, he’s at all times on the receiving finish of his Hindi instructor’s (Amole Gupte) hostility. The story gives a heart-breaking twist ultimately,  revealing why Stanley can’t deliver a lunchbox to faculty. And why he isn’t like every other youngster within the faculty.  Partho Gupte acquired the National Award  together with the Filmfare Special Award for his position.


 4.  Chillar Party:


  Produced by Salman Khan Films, the 2011 comedy entertainer ‘Chillar Party’, captured all of the purity and pleasure of childhood.  Directed by Vikas Bahl and Nitesh Tiwari, the National award-winning film (Best Children’s Film) has an ensemble of feisty younger youngsters, who problem grownup cruelty and political corruption to  defend a canine from sure loss of life. In doing so, the youngsters educate the adults that beliefs like, “We should at all times assist others”  “A buddy in want is a buddy certainly” and “We should do what is correct” shouldn’t be relegated to books but in addition integrated in actual life. Led by younger actors, Sarath Menon (Arjun/Encyclopedia), Naman Jain (Jhangya), Chinmai Chandranshuh ( Panauti/Lucky) and others, the movie  superbly exhibits how solely coexistence can deliver  true happiness and concord. The stellar performances by the youngsters additionally overshadowed the grownup actors.


  5. The Blue Umbrella:


  Director Vishal Bhardwaj  superbly tailored a Ruskin Bond novella to the silver display screen in 2005. Set in a Himalayan village known as Banikhet, the movie captures an idyllic, rural life of easy joys  until a bit of lady Biniya (Shreya Sharma) will get a blue umbrella from a Japanese vacationer and the umbrella turns into the cynosure of everybody’s eyes. It conjures up jealousy and negativity and even irks the middle-aged shopkeeper Nandakishore ‘Nandu’ Khatri (Pankaj Kapur). One day the umbrella is stolen and Binya initiates an investigation into the theft of her prized possession. The movie, collectively produced by Vishal Bhardwaj and Ronnie Screwvala additionally  bagged the National Film Award in 2006 for the most effective youngsters’s film and was additionally screened at  the Pusan International Film Festival.


  6. I’m Kalam :


 This  2010 movie directed by National Award winner and Padma Shri recipient Nila Madhab Panda depicted how a optimistic position mannequin can encourage a toddler to rise above his circumstances. The movie was screened  on the 63rd Cannes Film Festival and received 34 worldwide awards at numerous movie festivals. The story is advised from the attitude of a kid labourer Chotu (Haresh Mayar), who works in a roadside dhaba. There, he befriends Ranvijay Singh (Husaan Saad), and being an avid learner, takes his assist to acquire extra data. An unintended glimpse of the Republic Day Parade and President APJ Abdul Kalam’s salutation march adjustments one thing inside him and he  immediately decides to change into similar to him. The movie continues to remind us of the untapped potential in avenue youngsters and youngster labourers whose desires and actuality by no means match however whose zest for life can encourage us all.

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