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Short film on Modi’s childhood screened at Rashtrapati Bhawan

The Rashtrapati Bhawan on Tuesday evening screened a short film supposed to be based on the childhood of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

The same film, titled Chalo Jeete Hain (Come, let us live) would be screened at the Balayogi auditorium in Parliament on Wednesday evening too and would have its world premiere on July 29 on Star Network.

Among those present at the screening on Tuesday evening were President Ramnath Kovind and Union Ministers Piyush Goyal, Dharmendra Pradhan, Mahesh Sharma, MJ Akbar, Rajyavardhan Rathore, among others.

“It is a short film of about half an hour or more that captures some aspects of the Prime Minister's childhood indirectly. It does send across a powerful, emotional message within that short span of time,” said a source who was present for the screening.

The film was about a boy, called Narendra, or Naru, in post-independence Vadnagar, who gets impressed by a book by Swami Vivekanand that said those live who wish to serve others. The boy, the film suggested, was destined to serve the nation.

The film had been directed by Marathi filmaker Magnesh Hadawale and produced by Mahaveer Jain and Bhushan Kumar

The film had references to freedom fighters Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev as those who lived for others.

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