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CFSI organized a special screening on 14th January, 2020 of audio-described film ‘HALO’ (Hindi / 1995 / Colour / 92 Minutes) directed by Santosh Sivan, for the first time for Visually Impaired Children at National Association for the Blind, Raipur, Chhattisgarh.

Brief Synopsis of ‘Halo’

The loneliness in a motherless Sasha’s life is filled by her puppy, Halo. When Halo gets lost, Sasha has only one thought on her mind – to find him at any cost. This seven year old girl’s search for her puppy in the byzantine streets of Mumbai turns into Alice’s ride down the rabbit-hole as she encounters one idiosyncratic person after another. Does Sasha find her little puppy? Helmed by breath-taking visuals, Halo is celebrated cinematographer and director Santosh Sivan’s debut feature that is a fun and entertaining watch for everyone. This film that has won many national and international awards including Best Children’s Film at the 43rd National Film Awards, 1996 also stars the famous Bollywood director Rajkumar Santoshi in the role of Sasha’s father.

More than 60 special children enjoyed film HALO.

Watch the clip of the Audio-described film HALO – https://youtu.be/LW1phPJ_5YQ

To commemorate 150th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhiji, CFSI film based on principles of Mahatma Gandhiji ‘Abhi Kal Hi Ki Baat Hai’ was screened in schools in Nashik and Ahmednagar, to mark important events in the life of Gandhiji viz. Declaration of ‘Poorna Swaraj’ at Lahore on 31st December 1929 and Founded ‘Phoenix Settlement’ in South Africa, November – December 1904.

More than 1900 children were covered.

Happy Moments at St. Jude Childcare Centre, Mumbai on every 3rd Friday of the month. 

St. Jude India Childcare Centre is a home away from home for underprivileged families during their child’s treatment for cancer.

CFSI organized special screening of film YEH HAI CHAKKAD BAKKAD BUMBE BO (Hindi / 2003 / Colour/ 82 Minutes) directed by Sridhar Rangayan, for children with cancer on 20th December, 2019.

Synopsis of the film:

Ganesh, Yashwant, Dilip, Ulhas and Birbal the monkey and Sikandar the dog are spending their summer vacation playing and roaming in their quiet coastal town. They get curious when a mysterious city exporter, Don, come to town. Don is actually a smuggler and when Ganesh’s innocent school master father gets unwittingly trapped in his web, the six friends have to pull up their detective hats and work together to unearth the mystery. But are the children capable of dealing with the cunning of an experienced, tricky smuggler and would they be able to save Ganesh’s father in this exciting children’s thriller?


In enduring effort to bring happy moments in the life of special children, screening of CFSI film KARAMATI COAT (Hindi / 1993 / Colour / 90 minutes) directed by Ajay Kartik was organized for visually impaired children at Kamla Mehta Dadar School for Blind.

Brief Synopsis of ‘Karamati Coat’

Raju is a poor rag picker. One day a magical stranger gifts him a red coat. Raju discovers that whenever he puts his hand in the coats pocket, a rupee appears. He and his friends have a good time with this endless supply of one rupee coins. A gang of three and his own brother-in-law discover the secret of the coat and try to steal it. Raju tries hard to protect both himself and his magical coat even as he realizes an important lesson that easy money comes with its own problems and cannot be enjoyed for long.

More than 120 special children enjoy CFSI film.


Cinema weaves magic for All!

CFSI organized a special screening of audio-described film ‘HALO’ (Hindi / 1995 / Colour / 92 Minutes) directed by Santosh Sivan for Visually Impaired Children at Poona School & Home for the Blind Trust.

Brief Synopsis of ‘Halo’

The loneliness in a motherless Sasha’s life is filled by her puppy, Halo. When Halo gets lost, Sasha has only one thought on her mind – to find him at any cost. This seven year old girl’s search for her puppy in the byzantine streets of Mumbai turns into Alice’s ride down the rabbit-hole as she encounters one idiosyncratic person after another. Does Sasha find her little puppy? Helmed by breath-taking visuals, Halo is celebrated cinematographer and director Santosh Sivan’s debut feature that is a fun and entertaining watch for everyone. This film that has won many national and international awards including Best Children’s Film at the 43rd National Film Awards, 1996 also stars the famous Bollywood director Rajkumar Santoshi in the role of Sasha’s father.

Watch the clip of the Audio-described film HALO

International Day for Persons with Disabilities was observed by CFSI, to increase public awareness, understanding and acceptance of people with disability and celebrate their achievements and contributions.

In an endeavour to bring smile on special children, CFSI’s best films viz. Keshu, Hum Bhi Kuch Kum Nahi, Choo Lenge Akash, Malli encouraging children to triumph over disabilities were screened in several special schools to motivate the special children.

The shows were conducted in multiple cities namely Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, Bengaluru, Jaipur, Gaya, Nashik, Palghar, Ahmendnagar, Chittor, Ananthapur, Kadapa, Mysore, Malappuram, Ernakulam.

Walking on the CFSI’s motto ‘Every Child’s Right to Entertainment’, efforts were taken to entertain visually impaired children by screening CFSI’s audio-described films namely Karamati Coat, Kabhi Pass Kabhi Fail, Chutkan Ki Mahabharat in special schools/institutes.


सचिव, सूचना एवं प्रसारण मंत्रालय भारत सरकार द्वारा दि. 03.12.2019 को आयोजित वार्षिक कार्य निष्पादन पुरस्कार वितरण समारोह में बाल चित्र समिति, भारत को 2018-19 के लिए राजभाषा हिंदी के प्रगामी प्रयोग में वृद्धि हेतु राजभाषा प्रोत्साहन पुरस्कार प्राप्त हुआ।


CFSI’s audio-described film ‘Heda Hoda’, a 84 minutes feature film directed by Vinod Ganatra was screened for Hearing & Visually impaired children of Donyi-Polo Mission School in Chimpu, Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh on 9th November, 2019.

Brief Synopsis of film ‘Heda Hoda’

Sonu lives with his sister Lakshmi and parents in a rustic village in Kutch, Gujarat bordering Pakistan. One day when his father falls sick, Sonu and Lakshmi volunteer to graze the camels. During a food break, the camels drift away. Sonu goes in search only to find himself lost in the wilderness with no camel in sight. He unknowingly crosses the border and lands at herdsman Razak’s home in Pakistan. Concerned by his plight, Razak quietly takes Sonu and leaves him across the border with the promise to find and deliver his camels. Parikshit Sahani acts in this film that comments on the concept of borders that adults build and how no borders can be built upon the innocence of a child.  The film has won many awards globally.

To see the trailer of film, please click the link – https://youtu.be/i6-DzXFpNaw

CFSI’s film Gauru – which deals with emotional experiences, real-life struggles, focuses on different relationships was screened on 1st Dec, 2019 at Jaipur to spread awareness about mental health.

To commemorate 150th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhiji, CFSI organised screening of film ‘Bapu Ne Kaha Tha’ based on the life of Mahatma Gandhiji to mark an important event in his life i.e. He wrote ‘Hind Swaraj’ in Gujarati while travelling by sea from London to South Africa between November 13 and November 22, 1909

Also, an animation film ‘Vaishnav Jan To’ based on Mahatma Gandhiji was also screened.

Children’s Film Festival was organised a Koppal district of Karnataka from 14.11.19 to22.11.19.  Shri. Paranna Munavalli, M.L.A., inaugurated the festival. Shri. J. G. Majjagi, Tahsildar and Shri. Basapa Rajaya, DDPI, Ms. Quma Devi, BEO, Ms. Sujatha Dep. Planning Coordinator, Mr. Deepak Vice Principal, Govt. High School were other dignitaries who graced the occasion.

About 22,433 children from across the district got the opportunity to watch our films in 54 shows arranged in 7 theatres.

CFSI, Chennai in collaboration with Government Museum organized a Children’s Film Festival from 14.11.19 to 16.11.19 to commemorate “Children’s Day”.

Ms. Sigy Thomas, IAS., Commissioner of Art and Culture Department inaugurated the festival at Museum theatre. 10 CFSI films were screened and about 5000 from neighbouring schools participated.