Viacom18 Motion Pictures’ awe-inspiring biopic, Budhia Singh – Born To Run starring Manoj Bajpayee and child actor Mayur Patole released today to a thunderous applause from fans and celebrities from Bollywood and sports fraternity.
Director Soumendra Padhi, who makes his directorial feature film debut with the inspiring tale of India’s wonder boy Budhia Singh, is excited about the encouraging response the movie has been receiving all over.
While the film releases today, B-town folks and celebrities from the sports field couldn’t stop raving about the true story of the world’s youngest marathon runner.
Here is what they had to say:
VIDYA BALAN: Even the burning 50 degree sun could not stop him from finishing his record run. I really hope to see him run for India, break new records and make us proud.
JOHN ABRAHAM: I believe that everyone deserves a chance. Budhia’s raw talent should be honed to produce a winner who will bring India more pride and glory.
MILKHA SINGH: Budhia is a fine example of a boy who was born with talent and he should be allowed to bloom under expert supervision and right training. I would love to see him participate in the Olympics and put India on the global map in the field of marathon running.
SUNIL GAVASKAR: India’s hope for an Olympic gold rests on the shoulders of athletes like Budhia. He’s a natural runner gifted by God and should be allowed to follow his calling.
BAICHUNG BHUTIA: The worst nightmare for a sportsperson is when he isn’t allowed to play. I strongly believe that every meritorious athlete should be encouraged and aided to pursue their dream.
SURESH RAINA: He had the whole country up on its feet and cheering for him at the age of five. Today, he is 14 and craving to make them cheer for him again. I would love to watch him cross the finishing line.
SUNIL CHHETRI: His dream was short lived but never forgotten. His perseverance and dedication should be rewarded and we hope he makes a comeback soon.
Produced by Viacom18 Motion Pictures and Code Red Film Productions and directed by Soumendra Padhi, Budhia Singh -Born To Run releases today.