We have seen a number of movies that are made with kids as lead characters of the movie. Movies like MAKDEE, TAARE ZAMEEN PAR, STANLEY KA DABBA and many others have made good impressions on the audiences of all age groups.
Now this movie in question titled Gattu will surely bring out a child in you!
There was another movie YEH KHULA AASMAAN released in May 2012 that focused on kite flying and also the movie PATANG released in US and KAI PO CHE. Again to have focus on kite flying, this movie Gattu encourages one to follow his/her dreams quite persuasively.
This story will take back you to old days of your childhood especially if you have come from a small town. There are harsh realities such as child labor is integrated in the plotline of the movie.
This child Gattu lives in a small town where the motto of a local school is that 'Truth will triumph in the end'.
He lives really hard and works at the scrap yard. He was brought here some years ago by the scrap yard owner who he calls uncle from his sick father.
Gattu is quite inventive child in making different excuses. Thus he uses his smartness for his kite flying passion. Children there compete with their kites and one mysterious black kite is given a name ‘kali’ by them.
This kite dominates the sky and surprisingly no one knows who the owner of this kite is. Gattu in order to compete with this kite needs to climb the school roof which is the highest place in his town.
Gattu somehow manages to get in to the classroom and there happens a battle of skies where Gattu uses all the tricks he had to win. His achievement is when he is encourage by his new buddy and he then decides to reveal the truth.
Gattu receives great recognition during the festival. This story of a kid is wonderfully narrated by Rajan Khosa where he goes beyond his limits and reaches the sky. The charming factor in the movie is the innocence of the child who is quite smart in answering different questioned and the person in front of him could not make out even if he lies. The screenplay of the movie is creditable and filled with different routine situations.
The character of Gattu is well played by Mohammad Samad. He is simply amazing on screen. Other three kids in his mission are also quite wonderful. Naresh Kumar plays uncle of Gattu and performs a good job.
Overall this movie would interest both kids and adult audiences. These kinds of movies should be encouraged and these are made to entertain different audiences and not only to make money on box office.