Children's Day Special: 5 films you should watch with your kids today
From Hamid to Pahuna, here is a list of some of the best children-based movies made in India in recent times, many of which have won awards.
'Hamid' was released right after the Pulwama attacks in Kashmir. The story is set in Kashmir and centers around a young boy 'Hamid' played by Talha Arshad Reshi who wants to talk to Allah over the phone so that he can convince him to send his father back.
He dials '786' on the phone and ends up connecting with a tough and strict CRPF Jawan. The movie is directed by Aijaz Khan. It won 2 National Awards this year for Best Film Urdu and Best Child Artist.
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Pahuna-The Little Visitors
Paakhi A Tyrewala's 'Pahuna-The Little Visitors' is her first Sikkimese film. It's a beautiful story of two Nepalese siblings trying to survive in India while they get separated from their parents and find ways to reunite with their family.
Movie is co-produced by the Children's Film Society of India and Priyanka Chopra’s Purple Pebble Pictures.
'Lion' is based on a real-life story of a man who sets out to find his biological mum after he gets separated from his family at a young age in India. He gets adopted by an Australian family.
Dev Patel plays the protagonist in the film with Sunny Pawar who plays the role of young Dev in the film.
This film was nominated for 6 Oscars. The film is directed by Garth Davis and also stars Nicole Kidman and Rooney Mara.
Madhumita Sundararaman's 'KD' presents a heart-warming tale of friendship between two unlikely individuals.
The film revolves around the life of an 80-year-old villager Karuppudurai who after losing three months of his life in a coma finds himself lost and abandoned. Escaping from a family who wants to euthanize him, he bumps into 8-year-old Kutty, an orphan who is fiercely independent. The boy gives Karuppudurai a new lease of life as they set out on an eventful road trip to complete the octogenarian’s bucket list.
The film stars Mu Ramasamy and the young actor Nagavishal. The child actor recently won the best actor award at the 10th Jagran Film Festival for the movie. The film releases on 22nd November this year.
'Fandry' is a heartwarming love story of a 13-year-old boy. The film stars Somnath Avghade as the endearing Jabya from the Dalit community and Rajeshwari Kharat as the upper-caste girl who he is infatuated with.
The movie released theatrically on Valentine's Day in 2014. It won the Grand Jury Prize at the Mumbai International Film Festival and the Indira Gandhi Award for Best Debut Film at the 61st National Film Awards.