Part of the prestigious line-up at this year’s Berlin Film Festival, Gattu is a film produced by the Children’s Film Society of India ( CFSI ) and directed by Rajan Khosa. Written by Rajan Khosa himself along with Ankur Tiwari and K.D.Satyam, the film has music by Sandesh Shandilya and Satya Rai Nagpaul is the DOP. The CFSI is also looking at going ahead with a theatrical release of the film, later this year. Rajan Khosa is an alumnus of the Royal College of Arts, London, FTII, Pune, and NID, Ahmedabad and he’s also a voting member of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA). He has earlier made films like Dance of the Wind ( which has been popular in the Festival Circuit & won a National Award too ) and various short films.
Gattu was shot in Roorkee with kids who were new to acting, based on an intensive search & selection,followed by a workshop. The film is all about Gattu, an orphan child worker from a small town, where the sky is full of kites, and all the kids are obsessed with kite-flying. There is a kite called Kali that rules the skies. No one knows who flies Kali. No one can defeat Kali. An illiterate street urchin, Gattu, takes up the challenge. With neither money nor education on his side, he sets out for his goal. Gattu is played by Mohammad Samad and Naresh Kumar playes the role of Gattu’s uncle.This is a film that looks straight from the heart and here’s wishing CFSI, Rajan Khosa and the entire team of Gattu all the very best from MAM for the rest of the journey.
Check out the trailer of the film-