Film dedicated to runaway children: Vishnu

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Panaji, Nov 26 (UNI) Vishun Dev Haldar, the student director of the opening non-feaure film 'Bagher Bacha' in the International Film Festival of India, says he made the story about a street child beacuse he wanted the people of the country to think about them.

''If you want to reach people's head, you have to first go through their heart,'' he told a press conference at the festival venue here.

Vishnu, a student of the Satyajit Ray Film and Television Instutute, said the film for him was not just an assignment, it has its origin in his personal experience.

He said the film was dedicated to his friend who ran away at the age of 13 from the Military school where both studied, and till date nothing was known about his whereabout. Vishnu thought it was he who was in a way responsible by his way of bossism for his disappearances.

The film (24 minutes) captures the horror and adventure in the life of a 10-year-old kid Symol Bagh, who had been living in railway stations in Kolkata.

He has been frequently in and out of an NGO but has a dream of having a home of his own where he can live with his family members.

Vishnu said he had to make the film within four days and with four tapes. He has directed five short films, and Bagher Bacha has been screened at several international film festivals.


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