"Budhia Singh – Born to Run" has opened to a positive response from the critics. The sports biographical drama, directed by Soumendra Padhi, features Manoj Bajpayee and child artiste Mayur Patole in the lead roles.
"Budhia Singh" is based on the real-life story of a boy of the same name who ran 48 marathons when he was just five years old. The film has already won a National Film Award for Best Children's Film this year and has now opened to rave reviews.
Read below what critics have to say about the Manoj-starrer, "Budhia Singh – Born To Run."
Stutee Ghosh of the Quint said: "Go for it because this is a story that needs to be told and it hasn't been photoshopped for convenience!"
Rohit Vats of Hindustan Times said: " At 111-minutes, Budhia Singh – Born To Run doesn't give us any dull moments. It's a fantastic relationship drama in the disguise of a tout thriller."
Prithviraj Dev of the Statesman said: "Overall, a fairly decent watch, and not just for the bachelors who love their sports, but a family entertainer, albeit of a different kind."
Nandini Ramnath of Scroll.in said: "Born To Run fits the bill of the average sports biopic, but it rises a few notches above the Indian version of the genre. This sports biopic wants to be black and white, but it's actually a nice shade of grey."
Snehal Rajani of BollywoodLife said: "Budhia Singh-Born To Run is an emotional film that highlights the story of a young boy whose story has been long forgotten. It is a story that deserves to be told!"
Saibal Chatterjee of NDTV said: "The film celebrates an improbable dream and mourns its untimely death, both with infectious passion, and ends with a fervent appeal on a behalf of a social media campaign to put Budhia back in his running shoes. Not a bad idea at all. Overall, Budhia Singh - Born to Run is worth running all the way to the nearest multiplex for."