Director: Soumendra Padhi
Cast: Manoj Bajpayee, Mayur Patole
- The film revolves around Manoj Bajpayee plays Biranchi Das who runs a Judo school for orphans in Odissha.
- He brings Budhia to the school for training but he soon realises that Budhia is a power-house of energy and can run as long as he can.
- After recognises Budhia’s talent, he decides to flourish his abilities.
- Biranchi wants him to be India’s first ever marathon runner and ensures that he personally trains him. Budhi soon gets famous in the entire state as The Marathon Boy.
- He wishes him to run in Olympics and win a gold medal. But, his dream is short-lived.
- Manoj Bajpayee fits in the character well. He fights against the government, child welfare commission, and the political system.
- The narrative is simple and raw. The first half is interesting and entertaining but, the second half gets dragged a little.
- Manoj Bajpayee and Mayur Patole’s relationship in the film is beyond the instructor-student relationship. They are more like the father-son duo.
- With their rustic appeal and effortless dialogue delivery, they pull off the characters naturally on-screen.
- Like other Bollywood sports film, this film has no difference.
- With certain emotional, distressing scenes, the film is clichéd and gets melodramatic.
The plot is basic and it is not a perfect film. Budhia Singh-Born To Run is an emotional drama, highlighting the story of a young boy that deserves to be told.