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I Am Kalam Tamil Movie Review

I Am Kalam is a 2011 Tamil inspirational film produced by Smile Foundation and directed by Nila Madhab Panda. The film tells the story of Chhotu, a poor boy from Rajasthan who is inspired by the life and achievements of former President of India, A. P. J. Abdul Kalam. Chhotu changes his name to Kalam and dreams of meeting the visionary leader someday. The film explores the themes of poverty, education, child labor, and social justice through the eyes of a child.

The film stars Harsh Mayar as Chhotu/Kalam, Hussan Saad as Prince Ranvijay, Gulshan Grover as Bhati the dhaba owner, Beatrice Ordeix as Lucy, Pitobash Tripathy as Laptan, and Meena Mir as Chhotu's mother. The film has won several national and international awards, including the National Film Award for Best Child Artist for Harsh Mayar, and the Filmfare Award for Best Story for Sanjay Chauhan.


Plot Summary

Chhotu is a smart and lively boy who works at a roadside food stall under Bhati, a kind-hearted but illiterate man. Chhotu loves to read and learn new things, but he has no access to formal education. He watches President Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam on television and gets inspired by his humble origins and achievements. He decides to change his name to Kalam and vows to meet him someday.

Near the food stall is a heritage hotel in the palace of an erstwhile royal family. Chhotu befriends the lonely prince of the royal family, Ranvijay, who is also interested in learning and science. Ranvijay's father, however, forbids him from mixing with commoners and wants him to focus on his royal duties. Chhotu and Ranvijay secretly share their books and knowledge with each other.

One day, Chhotu writes a speech for Ranvijay for a contest, which wins him first prize. However, soon after, palace guards search Chhotu's room and find Ranvijay's clothes. Chhotu is labeled a thief and thrown out of the palace. He does not reveal the source of his clothes in order to protect Ranvijay from his father's wrath.

Chhotu hitchhikes to New Delhi where he tries to meet the president. Meanwhile, Ranvijay tells his father the truth about Chhotu and his speech. The king realizes his mistake and sends Ranvijay to find Chhotu in New Delhi. Chhotu is found near the India Gate and is brought back home. The king tells him that he can study in the same school as Ranvijay and employs Chhotu's mother as well. The film ends with Chhotu finally meeting Dr. Kalam at an event where he recites his speech.

Critical Analysis

I Am Kalam is a heartwarming and uplifting film that celebrates the power of education and dreams. The film portrays the harsh realities of poverty and child labor in India, but also shows the resilience and optimism of children who aspire for a better future. The film also highlights the importance of role models and mentors who can inspire and guide young minds.

The film has a simple but effective narrative that engages the audience with its humor, emotion, and drama. The film also has a strong social message that advocates for equal opportunities and rights for all children regardless of their background or status. The film also pays tribute to Dr. Kalam's legacy as a scientist, leader, and teacher who inspired millions of Indians with his vision and values.

The film boasts of excellent performances by the cast, especially by Harsh Mayar who plays Chhotu/Kalam with remarkable charm and confidence. He carries the film on his shoulders with his natural and expressive acting. Hussan Saad as Ranvijay is also impressive as the lonely and curious prince who finds a true friend in Chhotu. Gulshan Grover as Bhati is endearing as the benevolent but ignorant dhaba owner who supports Chhotu's dreams. Beatrice Ordeix as Lucy is delightful as the French tourist who befriends Chhotu and teaches him English. Pitobash Tripathy as Laptan is hilarious as the comic sidekick of Bhati.

The film also has a beautiful cinematography that captures the scenic and colorful landscapes of Rajasthan. The film also has a melodious and soulful music by Susmit Bose and Abhishek Ray that complements the mood and tone of the film.


I Am Kalam is a must-watch film for anyone who loves cinema that entertains and enlightens. The film is a tribute to the spirit of childhood, the joy of learning, and the hope of dreams. The film is also a tribute to Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam, who was not only a great president, but also a great human being.


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