New Delhi, May 10 (IANS) After getting kudos from critics and audiences for his portrayal of a dyslexic child in Aamir Khan's "Taare Zameen Par", child actor Darsheel Safary returns to the big screen with "Bumm Bumm Bole", which releases Friday.
A remake of Majid Majidi's Iranian film "Children of Heaven", which was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, "Bumm Bumm Bole" has been re-modelled as per Indian standards.
Produced by Percept Picture Company and directed by Priyadarshan, it also stars Atul Kulkarni, Rituparna Sengupta and newcomer Ziyah Vastani.
"The pivotal essence of 'Bumm Bumm Bole' is a unique brother-sister relationship. It depicts an innocent and poignant story of two siblings and the dilemmas they face in life and how they fight their way to overcome it," Priyadarshan said.
The story revolves around Khogiram (Atul), his wife (Rituparna) and their children Pinu (Darsheel) and Rimzim (Zia) who live in a terror-affected region. The couple work on a tea plantation and it's a hand-to-mouth existence for them.
With their meagre income, they can barely manage to arrange for their basic needs, but Khogiram sends his children to a respectable school because it is his ambition to educate them. But their financial crunch makes it difficult for them to match the standards of the school.
A time comes when they don't have enough money to buy school uniform and shoes and things become worse when Pinu misplaces Rimzim's only pair of shoes in a vegetable shop.
Rimzim can't go to school without her shoes and the brother-sister work out a scheme where both of them can share the same shoes. Pinu, however, always gets into trouble at school while waiting for Rimzim to give him the shoes.
Then Pinu comes to know about an inter-school marathon where one of the prizes is a pair of shoes and he plans to participate in it and win the shoes for his kid sister.
Though the protagonists are children, Priyadarshan insists "Bumm Bumm Bole" is not a children's film.
"It's not a children's film. It has got terrorism and politics as a backdrop. The problems of a family are also shown. So you can't say it is a children's film. But it's a film that children will enjoy a lot as it's a clean family entertainer," he said.
The title "Bumm Bumm Bole" is based on one of the songs from Darsheel's debut movie "Taare Zameen Par".
After striking an emotional chord with his first film, it won't be a surprise if the 13-year-old wins more hearts with this one too.