Soumendra Padhi’s “Duronto” wins best Children’s Film on Budhia Singh at 63rd National Film Award 2016.
Soumendra Padhi, a young movie maker from Odisha who will release a film on the little marathoner Budhia Singh, titled “Duronto” which means without a stop. Budhia made headlines in 2006, when at the age of four he ran from Bhubaneswar to Puri, a distance of 65 km, in just seven hours
The movie is based on the relationship between Budhia and a judo coach (Biranchi Das) who had rescued the little boy from a Bhubaneswar slum and discovered his talent and how they achieved incredible heights together. The role of Budhia is being played by Mayur, a relatively new child actor.
Manoj Bajpai, a well-known face in Bollywood, to play the important role of Budhia’s mentor and coach Biranchi Das. Manoj Bajpai got excited when Soumnedra Padhi narrated the script.
Budhia’s mother Sukanti Singh, is being played by Tillotama Shome, an award-winning actors with many good films to her credit. They include Mira Nair’s Monsoon Wedding and Qissa with seasoned Bollywood actor Irrfan Khan which won her the best actress title in the New Horizons Competition of the seventh Abu Dhabi Film Festival.