Chippa: A light-hearted children’s movie with life lessons
Dharshana Kathiresan, INN/Chennai,@infodeaofficial
A light-hearted tale of a 10-year old is the film Chippa, which is sensitively crafted by the director Safdar Rahman. Chippa (Sunny Pawar), on his 10th birthday, sets out on the streets of Kolkata on a mission to find someone who knows to read the Urdu letter written by his father, whom he has never met in his life.
The nights are always pleasant and sweet. The night when Chippa runs away from his abusive guardian aunt, he also decides to make as many memories as possible with the people he meets.
The story follows as to whom he encounters and what happens then- filled with insights on life and small gems of happiness.
This movie is a treat for the Kolkata crowd, as it depicts the streets, people, and the city does during the nights in strong and vibrant colors.
Chippa, the simple, sweet boy, who holds on to his many dreams and trusts the mercy of momentary happiness, ends up being an awakening for many of the grown strangers he meets- a police cop, a taxi driver, a septuagenarian.
These strangers interest the boy with their life choices, and the boy’s childish take on wisdom helps them to find the best in him.
Chippa’s curious and innocent nature gets reflected in the movie, as these people he meets are good and each one has a unique background story. The little one asks the right questions to these adults making them wonder about their perception.
The director has crafted the details of the film with a deep understanding of the audience of children. Even while addressing the lead’s imaginary friends in the film, he makes that so realistic and necessary.
As the course of the story continues, the audience definitely falls in love with this boy. His longing to be a part of people or a family is subtly seen in his eyes, now and then. As an energetic and optimistic person, he turns even his tough encounters as a new opportunity.
Chippa is a beautiful, feel-good, kid’s movie which is indeed a definite watch. You can stream it on Netflix.