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Budhia Singh Born To Run

The hard work, sweat and tears that go into the making of a champ are depicted well

Budhia Singh Born To Run
Budhia Singh Born To Run
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2016-08-12T22:02:51+05:30

Starring: Manoj Bajpayee, Mayur Patole, Tillotama Shome and others.
Dir by Soumendra Padhi
Rating: ***

The timing of Soumendra Padhi’s Budhia Singh Born To Run is perfect, when the Rio Olympics once again focuses on why a country with a billion people cannot produce world-class athletes. There are sports prodigies like Budhia Singh probably scattered all over, just waiting to be discovered. The real-life Budhia (Mayur Patole) had a passion for running—when asked in school what he did that morning, he replies, “I shat and I ran”.

His talent, however, does not save him from crushing poverty in Orissa. His mother (Tillotama Shome) sells him for a small amount of money. Coach Biranchi Das (Manoj Bajpayee) rescues him and makes the four-year-old child a media sensation by making him run 65 km from Bhubaneshwar to Puri in about seven hours. At five, he ran 48 marathons—a...

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