‘I Am Kalam’ to be a trilogy
Nila Madhab Panda’s debut Hindi project “I Am Kalam” – whose first part is inspired by the life of the former president A. P. J. Abdul Kalam – is yet to be released in India.
But the award winning director is already working on two more films to make a trilogy on the lives of helper boys, popularly called “chhotus” .
“The idea of the film is to give a message that every child should go to school which is relevant to the right to education and that effort is more powerful than fate,” said Panda. “It also urges the privileged masses to join the effort to educate the children and help them to dream and turn their dreams into breathing reality.”
“The movie’s journey to different festivals has proved that children’s cinema is important, independent Indian cinema, cause-based cinema is important and that there is an audience for these kinds of movies,” he said.