I am Kalam | TIFF

I am Kalam

Eu sunt Kalam (India)

Directed by:
Nila Madhab Panda
Harsh Mayar, Gulshan Grover, Hussan Saad
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In spite of being born into abject poverty, Chhotu, an inventive child with a cheerful disposition does not let his grim circumstances defeat him. In order to support his family, he works in a small road side food stall during the day; however spends his evenings voraciously reading books he has somehow managed to gather. He someday dreams of getting an education, and commanding his own destiny. On a hot sultry day, Chhotu encounters the local prince. The pauper is captivated at the sight of the tie that the prince sports. The prince eyes the camel the pauper has tamed. Thus an unlikely friendship is struck between the two, which dares to defy the stringent class barriers of the village.