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Short film ‘inspired’ by PM Modi’s childhood screened at Parliament library

The movie is titled ‘Chalo Jeete Hain’ and the main protagonist name is ‘Narendra’ whose mother washes utensils at people’s homes and father sells tea.

india Updated: Jul 27, 2018 14:29 IST
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the Open Session meeting of the 10th BRICS summit on July 26, 2018 at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg.(AFP Photo)

A short film, which is said to be inspired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s childhood, was screened for the Bharatiya Janata Party MPs and its leaders at the Parliament’s library building on Friday.

Union ministers Rajnath Singh, Sushma Swaraj and Ananth Kumar; Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan and veteran BJP leader L K Advani were among those who watched the 32-minute movie, ‘Chalo Jeete Hain’ (Let’s live).

The film was screened on Thursday as well with vice president M Venkaiah Naidu being the chief guest. It was screened on Tuesday at Rashtrapati Bhavan for President Ram Nath Kovind. It claims to be about formative years of a young boy “destined to serve the nation” and bears a striking similarity with Modi’s childhood.

Describing the movie as “inspirational”, Mahajan said it gave the message that “we should dedicate our lives for the larger benefit of others in the society”. Top party leaders, including Union ministers, praised it.

Its main character is named ‘Narendra’ whose mother washes utensils at people’s homes and father sells tea. The movie shows ‘Narendra’ in a quest for finding out what people live for and then using his earnings from a drama to buy dress and books for a Dalit boy who was unable to attend school due to his family poverty.

‘‘‘Chalo Jeete Hain’ is a short film which compels you to think who do you live for? It presents an inspiring story of young Naru, destined to serve the nation. Guess who?” the tweet from the BJP’s handle said, adding that its world premiere would be aired on a private channel on Sunday.

First Published: Jul 27, 2018 14:28 IST