Budhia Singh – Born to Run Movie

Budhia Singh – Born to Run doesn’t run miles now

Budhia Awooga Singh was only five when he ran from Bhubaneshwar to Puri covering 65 kilometers in a record time of seven hours and two minutes. It was a marathon run recorded in the Limca Book of Records in the year 2006. Budhia got recognition has the youngest marathon runner. Budhia has a total of 48 marathons to his name bet he no more runs kilometers now.

Budhia has a feature length documentary, Marathon Boy, made on him in 2011. It was funded by HBO & BBC Storyville. Now Viacom18 Motion Pictures has made a full length movie on Bhdia Singh – Born to Run on the marathon boy. He is 14 now and lives in Kalinga stadium hostel in Bhubaneshwar. His real life story is more dreading than inspiring as he was sold at a young age only for Rs. 800 and then his mother brought him back with the help of one Biranchi Das, who was also a judo coach and an orphanage operator.

The film has already won National Film Award for Best Children’s Film in 2016. It was first named Budhia Singh – Duronto but was later changed to the present name. An unknown face Mayur Patole is playing Budhia Singh in the movie and he is selected from 1200 kids who came for audition for playing the legendary marathon runner.

Budhia Singh – Born to Run poster has it all

The teaser poster released on 16th June shows Budhia Singh running towards horizon and his name with the blessing he was born with etched in the sky. It seems as if his name for a born runner is announced from the sky. No doubt that he is a blessed athlete. In the poster, it is a sunset shot as the sun is seen half set in the horizon. The sky has turned golden due to setting sun but backside of Budhia Singh is dark showing that night has started to set in. The legendary boy running towards the horizon shows his determination to run miles without tiring. Also the poster has the details of his marathon numbers that are 48 and his age when he won the record of the youngest marathon runner. Budhia Singh has run 48 marathons and he is still running is what shown in the poster.

Why watch the movie?

It is a biographical sports film by the makers of ‘Bhag Milkha Bhag’, ‘Mary Kom’ and ‘Manjhi – The Mountain Man’. The movie is an effort to show the true story of the marathon runner. It is a different kind of movie as it is based on real life events. A boy who is only 5 runs 67 kilometers in only 7 hours without any training. It is simply mind blowing.


No trivia available

Directed – Soumendra Padhi
Produced -Viacom18 Motion Pictures, Code Red Films
Starring -Manoj Bajpayee, Mayur Patole
Edited -Shivkumar V. Panicker
Distributed -Viacom18 Motion Pictures
Release dates-August 5, 2016
Country -India
Language -Hindi

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