Pappu Ki Pugdandi, a film produced by the Children's Film Society of India (CFSI), will be India's official Indian entry at the Toronto International Film Festival Kids (TIFF Kids) 2015.
"It is indeed a proud moment for us to see Pappu Ki Pugdandi being officially selected for Toronto International Film Festival Kids 2015, one of the largest children's film festivals in the world," says Shravan Kumar, CEO, CFSI.
The 90-minute film, directed by Seemaa Desai, tells the story of a young boy, Pappu, who belongs to a lower middle-class family. He faces adjustment issues in his new school as his rich classmates make fun of his humble background.
Pappu, then meets a genie, who doesn't help him with magic but tells him how to find his own strengths and makes him realise that there are no shortcuts to happiness.
Film and theatre personality Atul Parchure plays the role of the genie while child actor Hardik Khanna plays the protagonist Pappu. Anupam Bhattacharya and Jaswinder Gardner also feature in the movie.
CFSI has produced, exhibited and distributed over 260 films for children including feature films, short films, animations, television episodes and documentaries.