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I Am Kalam

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Director  Nila Madhab Panda
Release date  August 5, 2011 (India)
Country  India
8/10 IMDb

Genre  Comedy, Drama
Language  Hindi
I Am Kalam movie poster
Release date  12 May 2010 (2010-05-12) (Cannes) 5 August 2011 (2011-08-05) (Indian)
Writer  Sanjay Chauhan, Protiqe Mojoomdar (lyricist), Nila Madhab Panda, Deepak Venkatesha (synopsis collaborator)
Songs  Chand Taare
Cast  Gulshan Grover (Bhati), Harsh Mayar (Chhotu/Kalam), Hussan Saad (Kunver Ranvijay Singh), Pitobash (Laptan), Beatrice Ordeix (Lucy)

I Am Kalam is a 2011 Indian Hindi drama film produced by Smile Foundation and directed by Nila Madhab Panda. The character of Chhotu has been performed by Harsh Mayar. The film was screened in the market section at the 63rd Cannes Film Festival on 12 May 2010. It has been showcased in various film festivals and has received many awards and honours. The film was screened retrospective on August 17th 2016 at the Independence Day Film Festival jointly presented by the Indian Directorate of Film Festivals and Ministry of Defense, commemorating 70th Indian Independence Day. The film was released to universal critical acclaim, and is widely regarded as one of the best movies of the past decade.


I Am Kalam movie scenes


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  • Harsh Mayar as Chhotu/Kalam
  • Hussan Saad as Prince Ranvijay
  • Gulshan Grover as Bhati the dhaba owner
  • Beatrice Ordeix (a French actor) as Lucy
  • Pitobash Tripathy as Laptan
  • Meena Mir as Chhotu's mother
  • Suresh Acharya as Lakha's Assistant
  • Biswajeet Bal as Sukha Singh
  • Rajat Bhalla as Police Havaldar
  • Garima Bharadwaj as Rani Sa
  • Sanjay Chauhan as Raja Rudra Pratap Singh
  • S.D. Chouhan as Ranvijay's Servant
  • Plot

    I am Kalam YouTube

    The story starts with Chottu (Harsh Mayar).


    Welcome to I am Kalam

    This Film is shot in Bikaner, Rajasthan of India .


    3 Things About I Am Kalam That Totally Swept Me Off My Feet

    I Am Kalam released in India screens on 5 August 2011. A special screening was held for Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam at his Delhi residence on 29 July. The film was acquired and distributed by Ultra Media & Entertainment

    Critical reception

    3 Things About I Am Kalam That Totally Swept Me Off My Feet

    The film was rated 4.60 on 5 by audiences at the Transilvania International Film Festival. The Times of India gave it 4.5 stars out of 5, commented " It's inspirational, intelligent, topical and entertaining too. More importantly, it brims over with heart and soul, leaving no one untouched with its simple message of providing an equal opportunity". DNA also gave it 4.5 out of 5 stars, saying "At a little over 90 minutes, I Am Kalam is a gripping watch that leaves you feeling uplifted and positive.".


    I Am Kalam Hindi 2010 PipingHotViews
  • Int'l Film Festival of India(IFFI),Goa by Young Jury for Best Feature Film
  • National Film Award for Best Child Artist 2011 – Harsh Mayar. He won it along with two other children
  • Lucas Film Festival, Germany for Best Feature Film
  • Int'l Jury at Ale Kino Int'l Film Festival, Poland for Special Mention
  • Don Quixote Prize of the International Ciné-Club Federation (ICCF) at the Lucas Film Festival
  • Special Diploma at Minsk Int'l Film Festival, Listapadzik
  • Aravindan Award for Best Debutante Director
  • 57th Filmfare Awards for Best Story to Sanjay Chauhan
  • Nominations

  • Mumbai Int'l Film Festival (MAMI) for Indian Frame Showcase
  • References

    I Am Kalam Wikipedia
    I Am Kalam IMDb I Am Kalam

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