"Railway Children" in ALIIFF's International Competition

“Railway Children” in ALIIFF’s International Competition for Indywood Panorama

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CAST: Pari as Raju, Manohara as Jollu, Ramesh Babu as ticket collector, Jyothi as NGO Worker, Syed Parvez as Pappu

Director: Prithvi Konanur

Producer: Prithvi Konanur, Birthi Gangadhar, Chethana Gokul, Anjali Nayak, Vijendra Rao, Don Thompson

Editor: Shivkumar Swamy

Cinematographer: Eswaran Thangavel

Art Director: Ramachandra Hosur

Language: Kannada

Runtime: 1 h 15 Minutes

Country: India

Released Date: 23 Oct 2016



Karnataka State Film Award under categories Best Film, Best Child Actor (Male)

Silver Lotus Award for the category Best Child Artist

Prize of the Ecumenical Jury at Zlín International Film Festival for Children and Youth


Golden Slipper category at Zlín International Film Festival for Children and Youth

Story Line

The Kannada movie Railway Children directed by Prithvi Konanur exposes the dark side of the society. The children due to their adolescent age always think opposite about their parents view and fight with them. Many of them out of anger would escape from their home due to the stress and pressure on their mind. When they are out of their safety nest (Home), they actually face lot of problems like food, shelter, work and so on. These kinds of children usually get into trains thinking they would reach far from their home. Few of them would actually return their way back to their places and rest would be played like a prey in the sense they would indulge in illicit activities which would lead them into wrong path. This story reveals around a child Raju who actually happens to face all these troubles while he escapes and travel through train. This movie briefly explains the problems the railway children faces on a daily basis.





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