The Children's Film Society of Andhra Pradesh is organizing a Film Appreciation
Program for children in association with the Department Of Information And Public
Relations. The much acclaimed children's film 'Kabhi Pass Kabhi Fail' will be
screened as part of this.
Robin, an eight-year-old, lives in a village
in Goa with his parents. He has an amazing aptitude for mathematics. His cheerful
disposition endears him to everyone. He shares his happiness with his beloved
companion, a dog Koko.
Into this happy world comes Joe, Robin's uncle, a wastrel.
He learns about Robin's amazing talent, and chalks out a plan. Joe tells Robin's
parents that the boy's prodigious talent would be wasted in the small village
and that he needs to be taken to Panjim, where it can really flower. From here
begins Robin's ordeal.
Joe, instead of sending Robin to a new school, exhibits
him as a tourist attraction. Robin's reputation spreads to Mumbai, where schools
invite him to demonstrate his skills to inspire students to take to mathematics.
Soon, Robin appears in the media and in advertisements promoting products that
emphasize memory and intellectual skills.
But slowly, Robin begins to despair.
He is a star for everyone but himself. He pours his heart out to Koko, who sympathizes
but is unable to do anything. Finally, Robin loses his talent. He breaks down
and runs away. A friendly and comic truck driver gives them a lift back home.
As they approach the village and Robin sees the old trees, the busy brook, the
rustle of the breeze and the friendly faces around, he regains his talent for
Please contact K Prabhakar, Coordinator, Children's Film Society,
at 763-6214 for further details.