The Budhia Awooga Singh who was born in 2002 is basically an Indian boy and the world’s youngest marathon runner. He was born in the state of Odisha, with his youngest record of running from Puri to Bhubaneswar at the age of four covering 65 kilometres in seven hours and two minutes and was listed as the world’s youngest marathon runner in the Limca book of records in the year 2006.
Budhia Singh, who is now 14 still remains as a legend in his home state of Odisha, India, even as his athletic prowess has faded, his father died in his early age. Because of poverty Singh’s mother sold him to a traveling salesman for ₹800 in 2004, because of the ill-treatment thereafter, his mother sought out Biranchi Das, a local judo coach and orphanage operator, and asked him to take the boy on. Biranchi paid back the salesman the 800 and Budhia came to live with Biranchi Das and the rest of the orphans under Biranchi’s charge, at the local Judo Hall. One day, Biranchi Das caught him being an interesting and a very saucy lad. He punished him by making him run, but then forgot about him, when he returned after five hours and gets so much shocked to see Budhia was still running. After medical check up his heart was found to be normal even after running for hours. He then began to train Budhia to run marathons. At the age of four, Budhia had run and completed 48 marathons.
Budhia Singh – Born To Run is an 2016 Indian biographical sports film directed by Soumendra Padhi. It is based on wonder boy Budhia Singh, who ran 48 marathons, when he was only five-year-old. The film stars Manoj Bajpayee as a coach and Mayur Patole as the title character. Budhia Singh – Born to run was earlier titled as ‘DURONTO’, but was later changed.
Director Soumendra Padhi had auditioned more than 1200 kids for the title role from different states including Odisha, Chhattisgarh, Pune, Delhi and Mumbai, before he finalized Mayur for the role.
A teaser poster of the film was released on 16 June and later on the trailer of the movie was released on 22nd June 2016. Promotional video was also released by the production company Viacom 18 on 13th July. Few video songs of the movie are also released. Movie is set to be released on 5th August 2016.
The total box office collections of the movie till now is:
Budhia Singh Movie 1st Day Box Office Collection – 1 to 1.25 crores,
Budhia Singh – Born to Run 2nd Day Collection – 1.50 crores,
Budhia Singh – Born to Run 3rd Day Business Report – 2.10 crores,
Budhia Singh Movie 1st Weekend Report – 4.60 crores,
Budhia Singh Movie First Week Box Office Collection – 7 crores.