I AM KALAM
I DARE TO DREAM
I am Kalam is the story of a child and his struggles to pursue his dreams and to surpass the boundaries of reality. It is a story of redemption, of the need to provide education to the underclass and to equalize social inequities. Inspired by former Indian President, Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam, the film was conceptualized after the Right to Education Act was enforced in India. Set in Bikaner, Rajasthan, the film revolves around the struggles of the protagonist – Chhotu, and is symbolic to the struggle of millions of such children in the country and how the civil society looks at the depravity but does not lift a finger to do anything about it.
With its world cinema style, I am Kalam, has arrested the interest of the general audience, media and the film fraternity alike. The film is a proof that independent cinema in India, that is created with artistic content and reflecting the spirit of India in an entertaining way, has great potential of connecting with the world audience across all age groups.