Bollywood has always surprised us with a vast array of genres
to cater to all ages of audiences. Needless to say, the topic of children hasn't
been left behind in the world of entertainment either! Be it Ishaan in Aamir Khan's Taare Zameen Par (2007), Stanley in Amole Gupte's Stanley
Ka Dabba (2011), or Ajay in Mahesh
Bhatt's Zakhm (1998),
children have always left a lasting impact on the audiences.
For Children's Day 2012, BollyCurry takes you
down memory lane to commemorate some famous child-focused movies and child
artistes of B-Town!
Ishaan Awasthi, played by Darsheel Safary
the star of the movie. Ishaan's journey begins with his parents sending him off
to a boarding school after being disappointed by his poor grades. There, he crosses
paths with his new art teacher, played by Aamir Khan
, who discovers that he has
Dyslexia, and helps him overcome his disability. This heartwarming tale won
much acclaim and made Awasthi a household name for his fabulous performance.
revolves around Ajay (Ajay Devgn
) and his mother's struggles to
raise her children. His mother, played by Pooja Bhatt
, belongs to a Muslim
background and ends up falling for a Hindu film producer. They even get married
late in the film, but due to religious barriers he doesn't document or
acknowledge their marriage. The marriage with a Hindu man forces her to hide
her faith and live as a Christian even in front of her own child. A big chunk
of this movie focuses on the struggles of his mother when Ajay was a child,
played by the child artiste Kunal Kemu.
movie focuses on a gang of innocent but feisty kids who lead carefree lives
till one of their friends' life is in danger which is when they decide to take
over world's politics. The movie does an amazing job showcasing the young
talent as well as the innocent, yet loyal relationships one can form at that
Kuch Kuch Hota Hai
revolves around the character of Anjali Khanna (played
by Sana Saeed
, the daughter of Rahul Khanna (Shah Rukh Khan
) and Tina (Rani
Mukherjee)) who is on a mission to re-unite her father with his true love,
Anjali Sharma (Kajol) after the death of her mother. Throughout the film, she
is shown trying her best, with the help of her grandmother, to reunite Rahul with
his long lost love. The innocence and charm brought to the character by Sana
helped make this movie a classic!
5. Stanley ka Dabba
(Partho Gupte) is a fourth grader who is extremely talented and popular amongst
his friends. However, he never brings his lunch box to school, for which he is
asked to leave the school by a strict Hindi teacher for eating other's food.
Later it is revealed that Stanley is an orphan, who works at a restaurant.
After skipping school for some days, he returns with his own lunch box which
contains tasty food that everyone loves but no one ever finds out that it is
actually leftovers from the restaurant Stanley works at. If you haven't
seen this one, do give it a look for the heartwarming story!
Author: Fari L. & Komal.
here are a few films that showcase the limitless talent that is present in
children. On this special occasion, BollyCurry wishes everyone a Happy
Editor: Gunia M.