Director: Kaushik Roy
Starring: Irfan Khan, Shobhana Desai, Dhruv Piyush
Panjnani, Anupam Kher, Rajat Kapoor
Ravi (Irfaan Khan) and Padmini (Shobhana) are happily
married. But now they share a strained relationship due
to their teenage son Buddhi's (Dhruv Piyush Panjnani)
intellectual handicap. Buddhi, a mildly autistic slow
learner displays his flair for art but his parents, with
their middle-class insecurities, neither recognize nor
encourage his talent.
immediate effect seems like the end of their son's life
but he eventually recovers from the shock to emerge as a
newly born Buddhi - smarter, brighter but very confused
and aloof. While the parents celebrate their new life,
they overlook the consequences of a child who has no
emotional bond with his parents but he suddenly becomes
a very good mathematician, faster than a computer.
As Buddhi begins to show signs of being a genius, news
breaks out about Dr Sathya's dark past and the ill
effects of his magic Brain Booster. Soon the parents
then begin to realize the perils of transforming their
son to someone that he was not meant to be.
Banner : Imaginationworks Films
Producer : Umang Pahwa
Director: Kaushik Roy
Executive Producer : Feroz Khan, Sandeep Shandaliya
Cinematography by: Barun Mukherjee
Film Editing by : Amitabh Shukla
Assistant Director: Bilbo Dasgupta
Assistant editor : Kunal Moitra
Associate Director : Harshavardhan Kulkarni
Dhruv Piyush Panjnani and
his mother played by South Indian actress Shobhana
Buddhi is good at drawing but his mother wants him to be
good at mathematics, as she was a gold medalist herself.
Seeing her son is not like other normal children, she
takes him to temples, churches and babas, hoping for a
Driven by Padmini's social insecurities and Ravi's guilt
for dropping Buddhi as a baby, the parents chase an unreal
dream of seeing their son as a normal good student who,
like others, must become an engineer or a doctor.
While Dr Sen, the neurologist, tries hard to make Padmini
accept the reality. Ravi's accidentally comes across Dr
Sathya (Anupam Kher) the maverick scientist who has done a
lot of research on the subject, discovers a drug that is a
"Brain Booster" that can make Buddhi a genius.
Initially, Ravi hesitates to
administer the drug but one night, in an inebriated state,
he is sufficiently provoked by Padmini to inject Buddhi
with the Brain Booster.
The director is successful in
sending this message to our present-day parents who are
very ambitious and want their children to be geniuses even
though they may not be gifted at all.
Irrfan Khan and Shobhana are fantastic. The child has put
in decent efforts in his role.
- Aniz Filmvala
Dhruv Piyush Panjnani - Buddhi
Shobhana Desai - Padmini Kumar
Irfan Khan - Ravi Kumar
Anupam Kher - Dr.Saathya
Rajat Kapoor - Dr.Sen
Music by : Lesle Lewis
Lyricist : Mehboob
Cinematographer : Barun Mukherjee
Story Writer : Kaushik Roy
Screenplay Writer : Kaushik Roy
Sound Designer : Rajendra Hedge
Playback Singer : Sukhwinder Singh, Shreya Ghosal, Chitra,
Sunidhi Chauhan, Shaan