Viacom18 Motion Pictures’ awe-inspiring biopic, Budhia Singh – Born To Run starring Manoj Bajpayee and child actor Mayur Patole as Budhia has certainly become one of the most talked about films of this year.
While the film released on Friday, 5th August, it’s not just Bollywood but film critics and trade pundits couldn’t stop praising the biopic and the stupendous performance by Manoj as Coach Biranchi Das and stellar performance by Mayur as Budhia.
Bollywood is buzzing with news about the film, and many critics and film buffs have dubbed ‘Budhia Singh…’ as ‘inspiring’, ‘heartbreaking’, ‘realistic’ and ‘extraordinary’ film. Here are some of the reviews:
Bharati Dubey: It’s about ambition, pride, politics and wonder boy Budhia Singh. A must watch film. Request all state govts to declare Budhia Singh Born To Run tax free. 4 stars.
Indu Mirani: If you intend cutting through the crowd to see just one film this week, do go and see BUDHIA SINGH – Born to run. Inspiring, motivating, heart breaking…
Subhash K Jha: Extraordinary in every sense, the story of Budhia Singh had to be told… don’t miss this little gem of a film. 4 stars.
Bharathi S Pradhan: Respect for Manoj Bajpayee grows. Flawless as Coach Biranchi Das in the excellent Budhia Singh Born To Run. Watch it for Manoj, watch it for Mayur Patole delightful as Budhia. 3.5 stars
Rohit Vats (Hindustan Times): The frenzy and enigma surrounding a small boy is conveyed with precision. The meticulously planned screenplay makes the audience a party to the story. More like a fly on the wall, the viewer keeps watching everything from an objective distance. At 111-minutes, Budhia Singh – Born To Run doesn’t give us any dull moments. It’s a fantastic relationship drama in the disguise of a tout thriller.
Quint: Buddhia Singh- Born To Run is masterfully paced and beautifully crafted. Manoj Bajpayee is one of those rare actors who know how to work the silent moments. This film is richer because thanks to him. 4stars
Rekha Khan (NBT): A heart touching, realistic tale. Must watch. Manoj Bajpayee has done a mind-blowing job!
Snehal Rajani (Bollywood Life): Budhia Singh-Born To Run is an emotional film that highlights the story of a young boy whose story has been long forgotten. It is a story that deserves to be told!
Saibal Chatterjee (NDTV): The film celebrates an improbable dream and mourns its untimely death, both with infectious passion, and ends with a fervent appeal on a behalf of a social media campaign to put Budhia back in his running shoes. Not a bad idea at all. Overall, Budhia Singh – Born to Run is worth running all the way to the nearest multiplex for.
Prithviraj Dev (The Statesman): Overall, a fairly decent watch and not just for the bachelors who love their sports, but a family entertainer, albeit of a different kind.”