57th Zlin Film Festival for Children and Youth

RAILWAY CHILDREN to have its European Premiere at the 57th Zlin Film Festival for Children and Youth

An unbearable toughness of being is shown by the director, Prithvi Konanur, in his drama Railway Children (India, 2016), the author of interesting Waves (2012). It was based on the facts about lost children and their personal memories. Incredibly authentic film balances on the edge of fiction and documentary film. Improvised dialogues and work with non-actors have contributed to an unforgettable experience. An experience that shows the story of the twelve-year-old Raja, a refugee from home, and then captive of the dirty microcosm of the train station and human greed. Prithvi Konanur is coming to Zlín to talk more about behind the scenes facts.

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Special screening of the movie railway children for the ministry of women and child development, in the presence of the honorable minister Mrs. Maneka Sanjay gandhi.


Karnataka State Film Awards 2016 - 2017

Railway children bags second best film award.
Manohara won Best Child Artist state award for his acting in Railway Children.

64th National Film Awards 2017

Manohara won Best Child Artist national award for his acting in Railway Children.

Queer Film Festival

'Railway Children' was screened at Queer Film Festival in Bangalore on 25th February.This film draws experiences from Sathi's work with few shots being shot at Sathi shelter. We thank the director, also a well-wisher of Sathi, Mr. Prithvi Konanur for focusing on this national issue of 'Runaway children' through this creative film.

Interview of Railway Children's co-producer Don Thompson (New York) on Railtube.

"Railway Children" in Mumbai International Film Festival. Only Kannada film in the India Gold Section

Life on a railway platform is seen through the eyes of a 12-year-old ... Sunday guardian

9 Not-So-Popular But Brilliant Indian Indie Films Of 2016 ... Wishberry

A feature film made by Tindrum Beats of Udupi through crowd funding has been selected for screening at the Mumbai International Film Festival scheduled from October 20 to 27 ... The Hindu

ಪೃಥ್ವಿ ಕೊಕನೂರು ನಿರ್ದೇಶನದ ‘ರೈಲ್ವೆ ಚಿಲ್ಡ್ರನ್’ ಡಾಕ್ಯೂ ಡ್ರಾಮಾ ‘ಜಿಯೊ ಮಾಮಿ ಅಂತರರಾಷ್ಟ್ರೀಯ ಚಿತ್ರೋತ್ಸವ’ದಲ್ಲಿ ಸಹೃದಯರ ಗಮನಸೆಳೆದಿದೆ. ‘ಇದು ಪಕ್ಕಾ ಕಮರ್ಷಿಯಲ್ ಚಿತ್ರ ಅಲ್ಲ. ಆದರೆ, ಪ್ರೇಕ್ಷಕರಿಗೆ ಮನರಂಜನೆಯಂತೂ ಇದೆ’ ಎನ್ನುತ್ತಾರೆ ಪೃಥ್ವಿ ... Prajavani

RAILWAY CHILDREN – MAMI YOUNG CRITIC’S REVIEW ... Pandolin

Out of the 170 entries, 11 have been short-listed for screening, including “Railway Children”, in the particular section, according to Anjali Nayak and Vijay, partners of Tyndrum Beats ... Flims with my view

The film is of docudrama genre and runs 115 minutes. It is based on research work ‘Rescuing Railway Children’ by Lalitha Iyer and Malcolm Harper on children who run away from home using trains ... Deccan herald

Fresh ideas, new faces and bold experiments have brought back focus on Kannada cinema yet again. Continuing with the trend, there is some good news for the industry in the ongoing 18th Mumbai Film Festival ... Bangalore mirror

Perhaps the best part of the Mumbai Film Festival is the sheer amount of versatility and variety sections like India Gold include in their line-up. One of these films, Railway Children, is made up almost entirely of children and non-actors, and tells the endearing story of two resourceful railway-platform-dwelling runaway boys slowly learning the ways of their environment ... India independent films



Stills from shooting spot.



How it started

The story of children frequently escaping from what is called as Juvenile Homes or Government Observation Homes had captured my imagination for a while. “There must be a great story, parallel to Louis Sachar’s ‘The Holes’,” I thought. A good story to me is like fermenting vinegar to a housefly. Just irresistible. Read More