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A Little Dream is a 60-minute documentary film in English capturing the journey of former President Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam's life from Rameswaram to Rashtrapati Bhavan. It was produced by Minveli Media Works and scripted-directed by P. Dhanapal, and unfolds in the form of a story-in-story.[1][2][3][4]

A Little Dream
Directed byP. Dhanapal
Produced byMinveli Media Works
Written byP. Dhanapal
Release date
  • 21 January 2008 (2008-01-21)

Importance of Education is the theme of the film,[5] which also contains audio and video clips of important people associated with Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam. Noted dancer and actress Shobhana has played the lead role in the film. The short film concludes with a visual presentation of a poem A song of Youth, written by Dr Kalam.[6]

An inspiring life story of a great leader of our generation, Dr.APJ. Abdul Kalam, former President of India, this documentary will be preserved and shall benefit young minds for its motivational content.[7]

A trailer of the documentary can be downloaded from poduniversal.

The DVD was released on 21 January 2008 at Chennai by noted Film Director K. Balachander in the Presence of Dr. APJ. Abdul Kalam, former President of India. The first copy was received by Prof. C.Ramaswamy, Secretary, Dr. Mahalingam College of Engineering and Technology, Pollachi.[8]

The special function also marked the launch of ‘Inaindunaam 99’ meaning ‘Together We 99’, a project inspired by Mr. Kalam, targeting at preparing 66 youngsters into social entrepreneurs under the guidance of 33 mentor organizations.[9]

A Little Dream is a spark inducer for the younger generation towards the goal 'Importance of Education'.


  1. ^ The Hindu : Tamil Nadu News : Documentary on Kalam released
  2. ^ "A Little Dream, larger cause". Rediff News. Retrieved 26 August 2013.
  3. ^ "CD of documentary film on Kalam released". The Hindu. Retrieved 26 August 2013.
  4. ^ Srinivasan, K. "Documentary film on Dr Abdul Kalam - A worthy gift to youngsters". Yahoo Groups. Retrieved 26 August 2013.
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  6. ^ "Documentary on Kalam launched". One India News. Retrieved 26 August 2013.
  7. ^ A documentary on Kalam
  8. ^ Docu on Kalam launched
  9. ^ "A Little Dream". New Horizon Media. Retrieved 26 August 2013.