It seems the future of Children Films in India is slowly but gradually getting a boost. After Bollywood superstars Aamir Khan made TAARE ZAMEEN PER and Salman Khan produced CHILLAR PARTY, the South film industry is also encouraged.
South Super Dhanush experimented with Tamil film KAAKA MUTTAI and went on to win National Award for Best Children film. And now another South superstar Suriya has produced a children film ‘PASANGA 2'.
The film is directed by Pandiraj, who is being termed as a Children film specialist ever since his first children film PASANGA earned him a National Award and his third film MARINA, another children film, minted money at box office.
Speaking about the film Suriya said, “The film talks about the sensitive issue of how kids in city due to nuclear family and working parents are neglected at home and lose the sheen of childhood.”
He adds, “In fact director Pandiraj in his earlier film PASANGA had taken the issue of kids in rural India and his recent film PASANGA 2 is an extension of the same script as it now shifts to the problems faced by kids in urban India.”
Just as Aamir Khan’s film TAARE ZAMEEN PER took the important issue of Dyslexia syndrome among children in which children have reading disorder and learning disability likewise Suriya’s film deals with another very vital syndrome called Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD).
Suriya informs, “ADD is a frequent disorder among city children where kids do not listen to teachers, don’t follow instructions, disturb class and are labeled by teachers as troublemakers but the fact is these children are victims of loneliness and solitude as they do not get attention at home due working parents. The film is really worth pondering.”
One hopes other superstars from both from Bollywood and South Indian film industry start doing at least one children film so that Children films gets a major boost!