01/1312 Bollywood films that had children as protagonists

12 Bollywood films that had children as protagonists
Although Bollywood is famous for its lovey-dovey films filled with action, masala and romance, every once in a while, somebody comes up with a strong content-driven film that melts the audience's hearts. And what better way to touch the audience's heart than a good film about children. We all know just how talented Bollywood's child stars are. So, on this children's day, we bring you 12 Bollywood movies that had brilliant child stars as protagonists.readmore

02/13‘Taare Zameen Par’

‘Taare Zameen Par’
This is one movie that is a must watch not only for children but every parent too. Highlighting the issue of dyslexia in children, the movie teaches us about various emotional stages a child goes through. Darsheel Safary made his Bollywood debut with this Aamir Khan starrer and let's just say he was fantastic in the film.readmore

03/13‘Chillar Party’

‘Chillar Party’
Never underestimate the power of children and this is one movie which clearly states that. A group of kids in this movie take up a battle against a politician, to save a pet in their society. Not only is the movie cute, it makes you feel happy and leaves your children with several new things to learn.readmore

04/13‘Stanley ka Dabba’

‘Stanley ka Dabba’
Amol Gupte directed his son Partho in the film, besides starring in it himself along with actors Divya Dutta and Raj Zutshi. It made more than Rs 5 crore at the box office. This cutesy movie about a school child will move you to tears. The fun of school life, teachers and friends is nicely packed in this lovely film.readmore


A great suspense is what this movie beholds. The movie shows how truth, fantasy and fears play a major role in people’s lives. The best thing about the movie is the terrific acting of the then child artist Shweta Prasad. She won the National Award for Best Child Artiste and the movie earned about Rs.71 lakh at the box office.readmore

06/13‘I am Kalam’

‘I am Kalam’
An inspiring flick, this movie is made for every child out there. A small Rajasthani boy looks up to the late Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam as his role model. Dr. Kalam is his source of inspiration and the young boy finds the courage and conviction to pursue his dreams. The film was screened at the Cannes Film Festival and made box office collections of Rs.70 lakh.readmore

07/13‘Secret Superstar’

‘Secret Superstar’
The film tells the coming-of-age story of a teenage girl who aspires to be a singer, and deals with themes including feminism and domestic violence. It stars Zaira Wasim in the lead role and this child star has certainly made a mark in the industry after this film.readmore

08/13‘Bumm Bumm Bole’

‘Bumm Bumm Bole’
After the success of 'Taare Zameen Par', Darsheel Safary was seen in this authorized adaptation of Iranian movie 'Children of Heaven' directed by Priyadarshan. The film made a little over Rs.1 crore at the box office.readmore


The film features Hetal Gadda and Krrish Chhabria as the two children, playing brother and sister, in the lead roles. The film revolves two young siblings who are rivals in their love for two stars. Pari is devoted to Shah Rukh and Chotu worships Salman Khan. Pari is also convinced that meeting her idol is all it would take for her young visually impaired brother Chotu's eyesight to come back. And hence the children set off alone on a 300 km journey traversing testing terrain.readmore


The film revolves around a young boy named Banku who moves into a new house with his family. Soon after they move in, Banku realises that the house is haunted by the ghost of the previous owner, played by Amitabh Bachchan. In a turn of events, the scared young boy and the ghost end up becoming friends. For all those who love horror-comedies, this one is a must watch.readmore