Director: Rajan Khosa Starring: Mohd Samad, Naresh Kumar, Jayanta Das Run time: 90 mins | Recommended Certificate: 18 Language: Hindi with English subtitles | Year: 2011 | Country: India
Set in the picturesque town of Roorkee in the Himalayan foothills, Gattu is a story of childhood passion. Gattu (Samad) lives and works at a scrap yard belonging to a man that bought him from his sick father. Gattu is however adept at slipping out of hard chores so he can indulge his passion for kite flying. He secretly enters the town’s next kite flying competition. Though illiterate, Gattu realises that his best hope of winning the competition is to fly his kite from Roorkee’s tallest building, the school. Gattu steals a uniform and brazens his way into school. A dramatic battle of the skies ensues as young Gattu uses every trick in the book to claim the lead. The film marks a triumphant return for director Rajan Khosa whose debut Dance of the Wind was much acclaimed. The film is the toast of the festival circuit worldwide and won a special mention at the Berlin International Film Festival.