Budhia Singh – Born to Run – 22 hours ago, Viacom 18 Motion Pictures released the first trailer of a promising Manoj Bajpai starrer. It is the story of an athlete, a marathon runner. Actually, not just any runner – he ran the longest marathon, from Puri to Bhubaneshwar in 7 hours.
The hero? A 5 year old child named Budhia Singh, from Orissa. Budhia does not share his name or his fame with the other athletes that we all know of, because he hasn’t any. His popularity was restricted to the newspapers of his hometown, until someone in Bollywood caught the scent of a promising story and decided to make him known in other parts of the country.
Not giving away any spoilers, Budhia was born with a less-than-silver spoon in his mouth, which entitled him to a rough start. He was sold by his mother for financial reasons and later taken in by a coach, who trained him for the 48 marathons that he ran.
Budhia and his coach have previously had BBC documentaries and films made about them, but this is the first time that a full-scale Bollywood movie about their lives will be displayed on the big screen, for millions of people to watch.
Budhia Singh – Born To Run is one movie that must not be missed, because it tells of a local hero who inspires and ignites hope. It’s time to celebrate one more beautiful Indian soul!
Watch the trailer here.