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Pappu ki Pugdandi

Pappu, a young boy from a lower middle class family living in scenic manali, felt fortunate enough to get admitted in the prestigious school of his town but his excitement proved to be short-lived as he started having adjustment issues in his new school.

His rich classmates made fun of his humble background and looked down upon the innovative toys and gadgets that he made from waste with the help of his jobless engineer father.
the child continued to suffer silently until one day when he came face to face with a genie in his tree house.

genie had indeed some magical powers at his disposal, he feels that all his troubles are going to be over now
but the genie expresses his inability saying magic is not something permanent and pappu has to work hard.

To encourage a disappointed Pappu, the genie tells him that there are so many ways to become popular and there are all types success. of heroes in this world. If you look around you will find a way but first look within. Ask yourself what you are good at… What special skills you possess and then think how you can use them to help people.

Pappu ki Pugdandi is adventurous, magical and logical journey that thrills as well as teaches some invaluable lessons to make one realize that there are no shortcuts to happiness and he identifies his own strength

  • Seemaa Desai
  • Pramod Singh
  • Children's Film Society, India
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    Live Action, Children film, family
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 30 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    September 22, 2014
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Director Biography - Seemaa Desai

Seemaa Desai has studied advertising and ad film making and is trained semi classical dancer, started her career as assistant director at B.R films (B.R.Chopra)one of the leading production houses making feature films,celebrity ad filmsand pioneers in television soaps. She was assisting Mr Ravi Choprawent on to direct theirdaily soap Aurat and few prestigiousadfilms under B.R ADS BANNER.

Combining her direction and dancing skills together she turned independentchoreographer in 2005 and went on choreograph for film makersMadhurBhandarkar ,RohitShetty ,and other known directors

She Directed and Produced few short films
Bolrikatputli -2007
Aambachcha -2010

‘AamBachcha’ (Winner of Global Film Children Festival Noida 2010)

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Director Statement

Feeling out of place in a new school is something we have all seen or experienced at some point. In ‘Pappu Ki Pugdandi’ the protagonist goes through this universal situation and the language barrier makes matters even worse.

Overcoming these hurdles and making new bonds in a strange place is a challenging task but it also helps children rediscover themselves and their special qualities and strengths.

‘Pappu Ki Pugdandi’ is about that nudge or magical touch which a child needs to bring out the unique talent that makes every child special. Pappu ki Pugdandi gives out a message there is no substitute for hardwork and dedication. It is the only path to reach your dreams and achieve success.