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Railway Children Movie Review

Railway Children Movie Review Kannada Movie Review
By nettv4u.com
Review for the film " Railway Children"
Runtime: 1 Hour 54 Minutes
Certificate: UA
Released: 22-12-2017
Genre: Drama, Crime
3.5 / 5.0



  • Producer:
  • Prithvi Konanur
  • Anjali Nayak
  • Birthi Gangadhar
  • Chethana Gokul
  • Vijendra Rao
  • Music Director:
  • Editor:
  • Shivkumar Swamy
  • Ramachandra Hosur
  • Director:
  • Costume Designer:
  • Ramachandra Hosur
  • Lyricist:
  • Vishnumoorthy Prabhu
  • Co-Producer:
  • Don Thompson
  • Director of Photography:
  • Executive Producer:
  • Kethan Pandya
  • Gangadhar Shetty
  • Shalini Shetty
  • Vj Shetty
  • Subramanya Sherigar
  • Jai Prakash Jodegondanahalli
  • Manjunath Mahadevappa
  • Associate Producer:
  • Sudheendra Rao
  • Assistant Director:
  • Ramachandra Hosur
  • Production Manager:
  • Distributor:
  • Tin Drum Beats
  • Screenplay Writer:
  • Akash
  • _Supporting Actors:
  • Vj Shetty
  • Syed Pervez
  • Satish Acharya
  • Ramesh Babu
  • Ramachandra Hosur
  • Hanumant Raju
  • Yash Shetty
  • Narasappa
  • Manohara
  • Playback Singer:
  • Sound Mixer:
  • Krishnan Unni
  • Subtitlist:

Railway Children is a docudrama scripted and directed by Prithvi Konanur. The film is inspired by the work of Lalitha Iyer and Malcolm Harper that depicts the story of the runaway children, who grow up in the public places and turn out to be the criminals. TinDrum Beats produced the film. The film has the star cast of Yash Shetty, Divya, Narasappa, Ramesh Babu, Basavaraju, Pari, Naresh, Akash, Chinnu, Jyothi, Ramachandra Hosur, Srikanth, Mangala, Manohara, Karthik, Satish Acharya, Syed Pervez, VJ Shetty, Manjunath and Hanumant Raju. Shalini Shetty is the executive producer of the film. Eswaran Thangavel cranked the camera and Shivkumar Swamy is the editor. Ramachandra Hosur is the production designer. Even before hitting the screens, the film had been screened in a lot of Film Festivals and had received National acclaim. This film could be treated like the children movies that won the National acclaim, Kaakka Muttai (Tamil) and The Slumdog Millionaire.


Raju is a runaway child from home and he goes to a big city and stays in the railway station. He becomes friends with Jollu, who is also a runaway kid. Both of them join Solution’s gang. The experience Raju gets is the story plot.

Star Performance

All the stars have played quite well and the child artist Manohara won the National Award for the Best Child Artist and also the Kannada State Award for the Best Male Child Artist.


Amidst the racy commercial entertainers, Railway Children is a different film. The film has a lot of social message in it with a nonpreachy manner. The movie reveals the hardships faced by the runaway children and how they are forced to involve in the illegal activities. The children, who watch these kinds of films, will never think about getting out of the house when they have a tiff with their parents.

What’s There?

  • Performance of the lead stars
  • Good script and fantastic narration
  • Conveying the message in a non-preachy way

 What’s Not There?

  • A bit slow moving


If you are a commercial movie lover, then this film is not for you. If you want to watch a film in a new genre, then this film might impress you. However, Railway Children is a good movie with good life values.