I Am Kalam to screen at Buckingham Palace

MUMBAI: After winning the Audience Choice Award at the IFFLA recently, Nila Madhab Panda’s I Am Kalam is reportedly to be screened at the Buckingham Palace.

After Gulshan Grover met Prince Charles in London and discussed the film with him, the latter has expressed an interest in watching the film and has requested a special screening of the film. Grover plays a vital role in the film.

The central plot of the film is in sync with the recently enforced Right To Education Act and stands for thousands of such aspiring children of the country. It has a fairy tale treatment and a positive note despite the serious issues it touches.

The film that details a child‘s struggle to get education against all odds is the feature debut of Panda, who has produced and directed over 60 documentaries, short films, television drama and films for international and national broadcaster.

Says Panda,"I wanted to send out a message that effort is more powerful then fate and that the privileged masses must join the effort to educate the children and help them to dream and turn their dreams into breathing reality. To make it more interesting I have given the treatment of a contemporary fable, which would surely attract children more. However, I would also see it as a world cinemas."

The film has won 11 international awards.

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