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Gattu to release on 20 April

MUMBAI: After getting a lot of praise in several international film festivals including the recently concluded Berlin Film Festival, Children‘s Film Society’s film Gattu is being readied for release in India on 20 April.


Talking about the film CFSI chairperson Nandita Das said, “Gattu is a fun film, full of charm and adventure, made with sensitivity and a keen cinematic eye. Gattu’s desire to fulfill his dream speaks to both, children and adults alike. We are delighted to produce this film as part of rejuvenating the Children’s Film Society, India. We hope to reach out to millions of children within the country and elsewhere, to share with them the journey of an orphan boy who finds a reality that is bigger than his dream.”


Gattu is the story of a little village orphan child labourer, whose aim is to cut the large black kite Kaali with his kite-flying skills. The adventurous spirit of this little boy finally leads him to leading a normal kid‘s life, complete with an adoring foster parent in his employer and education!


Berlinale 2012‘s International Jury Generation Kplus awarded a special mention to the film. On his Berlinale experience, CFSI CEO Sushovan Banerjee said, “Berlin was a very proud moment for us at CFSI. Gattu is a movie that will touch a lot of hearts and I am sure that the audience in India will connect with this little street urchin determined to fulfill his dream.”


The film stars Mohammad Samad as Gattu, Naresh Kumar as Anees Bhai and Bhura as Tiger the sheep.

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