The narrative feature Budhia is a dark and magical story about a boy whose epic strength made him a god within his own country. Based on the incredible life story of running child prodigy Budhia Singh, who at 4-years-old became India’s most celebrated marathon runner, Budhia tells the story of an abandoned child’s unlikely rise to fame, tragic betrayal and exploitation by those close to him, and final breaking free to become the hero he constantly dreams about in his own imagination. He ran for his nation, he ran for his coach, now he must run for himself. Set amidst the intense collision of India’s modern slum and ancient landscapes, Budhia’s cinematic journey will have a verité documentary feel, immersing the lens into a genuine, unvarnished look that finds our story in the faces of our characters, and sees the world through their eyes.
BUDHIA
STATUS
Pre-Production