Thanks Maa (2010) Indian movie opens to good reviews - DVD Release


Feb 7, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio) Irfan Kamal's award winning Hindi film THANKS MA has opened to great reviews and critical acclaim on March 5, 2010 in Indian cinema theaters.

Focusing on  street children in the metropolis of Mumbai (Bombay), the principle characters in Thanks Maa are all played by kids with great performances. The characters are interestingly named - the hero is Municipality with Soda, Sursuri, Cutting and Dhed-Shaana in supporting roles.

In addition to the real actors, well known Bollywood actors like  Alok Nath, Raghuvir Yadav, John Barry, Sanjay Mishra, Ranvir Shorey, Mukta Barve and others are also in the credited cast.

The theme of the film is abandoned children and their struggle in an urban context. A kid picks up an abandoned child and finding no takers, takes it upon himself to find the mother. Hence the satirical title of the movie. The tag-line of the film is apt - it is indeed a true depiction of over 12 million true stories of real children.

The film is not exactly a family entertainment flick - real issues like predatory pedophiles and girl-child molestation by fathers are address boldly and openly.

THANKS MAA is available on DVD Release - buy the DVD online here.

Watch a video review of Thanks Maa free online via You Tube:

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