MUMBAI: I Am Kalam, produced by Smile Foundation, is all set to release on 5 August, 2011.
The movie stars National Award winner Harsh Mayar, Gulshan Grover, Pitobash Tripathy, French actress Beatrice Ordeix and Namrata Dixit. The film will be distributed across India by Reliance Entertainment.
I Am Kalam is the feature debut of director Nila Madhab Panda and has also fetched for him the Aravindan Puraskaram 2010.
With the newly won Audience Choice Award for the Best Feature Film at IFFLA 2011, I Am Kalam now has 11 international awards in its kitty.
Premiered at the 63rd Cannes Film Festival, the film has also won the best feature film in the Lucas International Film Festival in Germany; the Don Quixote Prize of the International Cine Club Federations in Germany; Young Jury award at the International Film Festival of India in Goa; the Best Children’s Feature Film at the CMS International Film Festival Lucknow; Aravindan Puraskaram (Best Debutant Director Award) at the Chalachitra Film Society, Kerala; the “Audience Favourite” Award at the Barbican London Children’s Film Festival Award; a Special Diploma for the Best Actor Work at Minsk International Film Festival Listapadzik; and a Special Mention at the Cinekid International Film Festival in Amsterdam and the Ale Kino International Film Festival in Poland.