Plucked from the slums of India, four-year-old Budhia shows an uncommon talent for long-distance running. His rescuer and coach, Biranchi Das, nurtures his gift, heralding him as a folk hero for the impoverished masses. At Biranchi's urging, Buddhia runs 48 marathons before he even turns five. When he breaks down during a world-record 65-kilometre run, public opinion begins to turn on the guru and his disciple, and soon the two are swept up in a maelstrom of media controversy and political scandal. British filmmaker Gemma Atwal follows Budhia's journey over five years in this gripping, unforgettable documentary - a Dickensian tale of greed, corruption and broken dreams.
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