Budhia Singh – Born To Run | Movie Review 05 Aug 2016   766


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Star Cast: Manoj Bajpayee, Mayur Patole, Tillotama Shome, Shruti Marathe
Directed by: Soumendra Padhi
Genre: Drama Sports
Duration: 1 hr 52 mins

Budhia Singh – Born To Run, is a true story of the youngest marathon runner in India. Directed by Soumendra Padhi, the film chronicles the life of the five year old, played by Mayur Patole, who ran 48 marathons in a year.

As for the performances, the film rides totally on the tender shoulders of Mayur Patole (who makes a remarkable debut with BUDHIA SINGH – BORN TO RUN) and the seasoned actor Manoj Bajpayee. Despite being young and raw, Mayur Patole carries the film like a well-trained and true professional. The impact of his performance is so strong that, you tend to forget that he is an actor. Lending a rock solid support is Manoj Bajpayee, who delivers yet another memorable performance in his role of being Mayur Patole’s (Budhia Singh) coach. On the other hand, the other actors (esp. Tillotama Shome, Shruti Marathe, Chhaya Kadam) do a decent job and help taking film to move forward.

Budhia Singh – Born To Run is a film, that every Indian must watch.

Critics Review/Rating

Hindustan Times:

A 5-year-old poor kid wants to run because it can fetch him new shoes, or a new cycle. An ambitious but cynical coach pushes the child to his limits because he is convinced the boy is talented…
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Bollywood Hungama:

The film starts off with a set up of the divine Puri in Bhubaneswar. It is there that the audiences are introduced to the 5 year old Budhia Singh (Mayur Patole), who gets sold off to a local merchant by his impoverished mother, for a mere Rs. 650…
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NDTV Movies:

A Bollywood sports film is usually an awkward creature. It tends to be a loud, lumbering beast prone to melodramatic flab and excessive deification…
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The Indian Express:

Can a movie change a life? After watching Budhia Singh: Born To Run, you wish for a miracle. Or anything that can help a young prodigy unlock his enormous potential…
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India Today:

The real Budhia Singh ran a 65-kilometre marathon from Bhubaneshwar to Puri at the age of four. In the film Budhia Singh – Born to Run, he does it at the age of five because 4 is unbelievable, even by Bollywood standards…
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Rediff:

When a four year old rattles off 20 dinosaur species or differentiates a Marvel superhero from a DC one, we cheer in amazement. Children, by the virtue of being children, draw out a feeling of adoration and favour. But when a four-year-old…
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Glamsham:

A cut above the formulaic sports-movie themes, BUDHIA SINGH – BORN TO RUN hits all the right buttons. The inspirational, soul-stirring story of the Odisha’s 5 year old wonder-boy Budhia Singh – the running sensation who took the world by storm is a brilliantly crafted…
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