Mumbai: The trailer of ‘Budhia Singh – Born To Run’, the upcoming biographical sports drama that features Manoj Bajpayee and child artiste Mayur in the lead role was released on June 23. The movie is based on a five-year-old boy from Orissa who became the youngest Marathon runner in the world.
Featuring Master Mayur in the title role alongside critically acclaimed actor Manoj Bajpayee and Tilottama Shome, the movie narrates the pains and praises experienced by the world’s youngest marathon runner within a tiny span of time.
48 marathons, a record breaking run of 65 kms from Puri to Bhubaneswar in 50 degrees Celsius in seven hours and two mins are just a few of the achievements of Budhia Singh.
The real-life story had found its way into the spotlight in the previous decade and then faded away almost as fast as it had emerged.
In the movie, a young Budhia is sold for a meagre Rs 800. Biranchi Das (Manoj Bajpai) gives him shelter and discovers his talent to run. Das then trains him against all odds to conquer the world of records.
‘Budhia Singh – Born To Run’ is directed by Soumendra Padhi and produced by Viacom 18 pictures, Subrat Ray, Gajraj Rao and Subhamitra Sen. The film is set to release on 5th August, 2016.