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Railway Children is a docudrama scripted and directed by Prithvi Konanur. The film is inspired by the work of Lalitha Iyer and Malcolm Harper that depicts the story of the runaway children, who grow up in the public places and turn out to be the criminals. TinDrum Beats produced the film. The film has the star cast of Yash Shetty, Divya, Narasappa, Ramesh Babu, Basavaraju, Pari, Naresh, Akash, Chinnu, Jyothi, Ramachandra Hosur, Srikanth, Mangala, Manohara, Karthik, Satish Acharya, Syed Pervez, VJ Shetty, Manjunath and Hanumant Raju. Shalini Shetty is the executive producer of the film. Eswaran Thangavel cranked the camera and Shivkumar Swamy is the editor. Ramachandra Hosur is the production designer. Even before hitting the screens, the film had been screened in a lot of Film Festivals and had received National acclaim. This film could be treated like the children movies that won the National acclaim, Kaakka Muttai (Tamil) and The Slumdog Millionaire.
Raju is a runaway child from home and he goes to a big city and stays in the railway station. He becomes friends with Jollu, who is also a runaway kid. Both of them join Solution’s gang. The experience Raju gets is the story plot.
All the stars have played quite well and the child artist Manohara won the National Award for the Best Child Artist and also the Kannada State Award for the Best Male Child Artist.
Amidst the racy commercial entertainers, Railway Children is a different film. The film has a lot of social message in it with a nonpreachy manner. The movie reveals the hardships faced by the runaway children and how they are forced to involve in the illegal activities. The children, who watch these kinds of films, will never think about getting out of the house when they have a tiff with their parents.
What’s Not There?
If you are a commercial movie lover, then this film is not for you. If you want to watch a film in a new genre, then this film might impress you. However, Railway Children is a good movie with good life values.
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