Children's Day 2018: Popular Indian films dedicated to kids
New Delhi : Every year in 14th November, India celebrates Children's Day and pays tribute to Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of free India. As the entire country celebrates this special day, we bring to you a list of popular Indian films themed around kids.
Directed by Nagesh Kukunor, 'Rockford' is about the arrival of a Hindu boy in an all-boys, strict Christian school set-up. The film depicts a series of incidents in which a boy tries to assimilate in the school. The movie received positive response from critics.
Directed by Vishal Bhardwaj, Makdee is a comedy-horror movie starring Shabana Azmi, Makrand Deshpande, Shweta Basu Prasad in lead roles. The story revolves around an ancient mansion of a witch in which a village butcher Makrand Deshpande mistakenly pushes Munni (Shweta Basu Prasad) and her twin sister Chunni makes every effort to save her sister from the clutches of the witch. The movie challenged the existence of witches and witchcraft in India and received a positive response from critics. Shweta Basu Prasad bagged the National Award for Best Child Actor for this movie.
- The Blue Umbrella
Directed by Vishal Bhardwaj, 'The Blue Umbrella’ is based on Ruskin Bond’s novel of the same name. The movie, starring Shreya Sharma and Pankaj Kapoor in lead roles, was about a young girl Biniya (Shreya Sharma) and her blue umbrella which she obtained from Japanese tourists. Critics gave a thumbs-up to the movie for its lively performances. The movie bagged the National Award for Best Children’s Film.
- Taare Zameen Par
Directed by Aamir Khan, ‘Taare Zameen Par’ was the story of a dyslexic child and his struggles at school. Khan’s production received a positive response from critics. 'Taare Zameen Par' bagged a number of awards for brilliant acting skills of every character. The movie earned the National Award for Best Film on Family Welfare.
- I Am Kalam
Directed by Nila Madhab Panda’s ‘I Am Kalam’, starring Harsh Mayar in lead role, was the story of an impoverished boy who draws inspiration from President APJ Abdul Kalam, and changes his name to 'Kalam'. Critics appreciated Mayar for his acting skills and the movie’s finely written screenplay. Mayar bagged the National Award for Best Child Artist for this movie.
- Chillar Party
Directed by Nitesh Tiwari and Vikas Bahl, ‘Chillar Party’ was the story of a gang of mischievous kids who get involved in politics when their friend’s life is endangered. The fun-filled movie bagged the National Award for Best Children's Film in 2011.