MUMBAI: The Children's Film Society of India (CFSI) has decided to release Rajan Khosa's Gattu commercially.
CFSI chairperson Nandita Das said, "Gattu is the first film that CFSI is releasing commercially. We also have a Kannada and an animation film coming up. Gattu will be a gate opener for all of them." Das was speaking at the launch of Gattu's promotional song - Laga le pech.
Gattu, starring Mohammad Samad as Gattu, is the story about a nine-year-old street boy who is obsessed with flying kites. "He wants to cut this black kite called Kali and for this he needs a high roof. He realises that the school has one and pretends to go to the school and wins the heart of all children," Khosa said while elaborating on the story.
"The film is about the have and have-not and the right to education. It is about all of us. I am sure it will be a lovely movie and I want to give it my entire support. Lower the budget, more are the challenges. The film seems entertaining and the story is wonderful. Let's revisit our childhood through this film," he said.
Producer-director Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, who is supporting Gattu said that the entertaining story will take viewers back to their childhood days. "I am proud that I am associated with Gattu. I will do whatever I can to support the film," he added.