I Am Kalam (2011)

Hindi 2 hrs 30 mins Children, Drama
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Review Summary: On the whole I AM KALAM is an inspiring and motivating film that deserves...

Average Critic Rating: (3.02)
Cast: Beatrice Ordeix , Meena Mir , Gulshan Grover , Harsh Mayar , Husaan Saad , Pitobash Tripathy , Sanjay Chauhan
Director: Nila Madhab Panda
Release Date: 05 Aug 2011

Plot: Chhotu is intelligent boy of about 12 years of age from Rajasthan. Born into poverty, he is pawned off by his mother to work at a roadside food stall under the somewhat kind owner, Bhati. The mother says repeatedly 'Schools is not in our destiny'. The movie is about how Read more

I Am Kalam - Top Reviews

Director: Nila Madhab Panda Producer: Smile Foundation Cast: Harsh Mayar, Husaan Saad, Gulshan Grover, Pitobash, Beatrice Ordeix
Chhotu (Harsh Mayar) comes from a really poor family and works at his uncle Bhati's (Gulshan Grover) dhaba.
Chotu (Harsh Mayar) a child labourer who works in a roadside dhaba next to an exclusive resort in Rajasthan nurtures a million dreams.
Nikhat Kazmi, Times of India
Rajeev Masand, Rajeev Masand
On the whole I AM KALAM is an inspiring and motivating film that deserves...
Taran Adarsh, Bollywood Hungama
t fills you up, really.
Sonia Chopra, SIFY
I Am Kalam would probably have been a bit of a drag after a point but for the subtle layers of humanity that Panda dovetails into the film’s broad narrative design. He etches out each of the characters in fine detail and mines memorable moments from them.
Cast:Harsh Mayar, Gulshan Grover, PitobashDirector:Nila Madhab PandaInspirational and humorous in equal measure, 'I am Kalam' is the heartwarming story of a poor boy who aspires to learn; a young dreamer determined to rise above his humble roots and carve
Rajeev Masand, IBN 

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I Am Kalam - All Reviews

Chhotu (Harsh Mayar) works in a small road-side food stall during day to support his poverty-stricken family. While delivering food to a nearby heritage hotel, he meets another boy of his age named Ranvijay Singh (Husaan Saad), who is from a royal family.
I AM KALAM is a movie inspired by India's previous President Dr APJ Abdul Kalam and aspires to grow up to be a respectable person like him....
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Vinayak Chakravorty, India Today
I Am Kalam is that little gem which needs recognition.
Mansha Rastogi, Now Running
'I Am Kalam' doesn't try to gain audience sympathy by harnessing pathos of the central protagonist, Chotu (Harsh Mayar), hence resulting in over sentimentality. Instead, a successful attempt is made at merely narrating what went in his life and how he used situations to their full potential instead of waiting for things to happen that could uplift his social standing. As a kid who wants to learn things, do something bigger in life and earn his way to a better positioning in the society, Chotu is utmost believable that adds on the narrative of 'I Am Kalam'.
India Glitz
Whether he wears a tie, a Nehru jacket or styles his hair like Kalam, is entirely his discretion.
Shaikh Ayaz, Rediff 
Director : Music : Lyrics : Starring :Nila Madhab Panda  Abhishek Ray, Madhuparna, Papon, Susmit Bose and Shivji Dholi  Manavendra, Salil Vaidya, Protique Mojoomdar, Kishor Chanchal and Shivji Dholi  Harsh Mayar, Gulshan Grover, Pitobash Tripathy, Husaan
Pankaj Sabnani, Glam Sham
You could skip it!
Sending the message of ‘Nothing is Impossible’ is a very nice tribute to former President Kalam
K N Gupta, Smash Hits
It is a sincere effort by the makers to uplift the plight of the less privileged children in our high-class society Off late, two films ‘Stanley Ka Dabba’ and ‘Chillar Party’ was released and both the movies talks about children plight at the backdrop and
Bollywood Mantra
I am Kalam is a movie coming from strange quarters. Made by The Smile Foundation and Century Ply, this is a quaint story of a young boy, who learns much more about the harshness of life than what would be enough for his age. Here is a complete review of
Roy Daniel D'Silva, Movie Zadda
'I Am Kalam' is a film with very limited appeal.
 Motivating and entertaining, watch it!!
Bharat Student