Bollywood is too busy with action films, love stories and adult family dramas and no filmmaker has made any children’s film in recent years.
Vineet Khetrapal is making a childrens’ film titled Satrangee Parachute which will be enacted by children as well as established actors. The film is not folklore but a view of the contemporary social and political scene through the eyes of children.
Around six child artistes, all first-timers, are part of the film including 8-year old Adeeb Hussain, son of Shahnawaz Hussain, spokesperson of Bharatiya Janata Party.
Kay Kay Menon, Sanjay Mishra, Rajpal Yadav, Zakir Hussain and TV actress Rupali Ganguli play cameos. Kaushik Dutta and Shamir Tandon have composed the music for the film. The songs have been rendered by Lata Mangehskar, Usha Uthup, Kailash Kher, Raahat Fateh Ali Khan, Shaan and Shreya Ghoshal.