Dangeyada Makkalu (Diler Bachche) – Brave Kids

Brave Kids

Director: Vadiraj
Hindi/1979/Colour/116mins (Also available in: Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam)


Kids in an orphanage run by a rich patron are maltreated by those who run the place. The warden, the cook and the other caretakers make life unbearable for them. Distressed at this treatment and realizing that no help will come to them, the kids decide to run away and find the patron and inform him of the truth. On the way they encounter challenges in the shape of wild monkeys, thieves and kidnappers. Can the little kids manage to put their wits to good use and succeed in their goal? This adventurous film attempts to impress upon kids that often self-help is the best help and that courage can overcome any odds.


Director’s Biography: Vadiraj
Vadiraj started his career as actor in Kannada and Tamil theatre, acting in over 1500 stage shows. He debuted in films in 1954 with ‘Kokilavani’ and acted in over 75 Kannada, Tamil and Telugu films. He turned producer in 1962 and has produced 14 Kannada films, many of which have won state and national awards. ‘Navajivana’ and ‘Naandi’, both produced by him in 1964, won National Awards. He turned director in 1979 and directed five Kannada films. He served on several state and national award juries. He died in 2004.