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A silent movie about an unemployed young man.

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Unemployed graduate
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Magician's daughter (as Amala)
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Killer
Narayana P.L. ...
Beggar
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Sameer Kakkad
Sameer Khakhar ...
Rich man (as Samir Khakhar)
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Rich man's wife (as Ramya)
Loknath ...
Hotel owner (as Lokanath)
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Lover (as Pratap Potan)
K.S. Ramesh ...
Magician
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An unemployed youth (Kamal) dreams of living well. One evening, he finds a drunken industrialist (Sameer Khakkar) passed out in a gutter, and takes the opportunity to switch places with him. He finds love, intrigue, and the good life in his new home, Pushpak, a hotel where the industrialist was booked in. A silent masterpiece. Written by Joyojeet Pal

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A humorous tale of greed, lust and redemption conveyed without any dialog!
6 December 2009 | by See all my reviews

S.S. Rao's "Pushpak" is a humorous yet suspenseful movie about a man's (Kamal) journey into greed and lust and finally his return to an honest and humble life. Amazingly no dialog here, just a great musical score and the sights, sounds and sighs of a people-packed city. Nothing is as it appears in Kamal's world: a street Beggar who sits on a bed of money; a Magician who smokes invisible cigarettes and drinks invisible booze in the presence of his doting wife, and finally Kamal himself who assumes the false identity of a wealthy man to woo the Magician's daughter. The sight gags and physical comedy (especially of the icicle-toting hit-man and the Magician) are great entertainment. Despite Kamal's deceit he is a sympathetic character who in the end pays a price for his misdeeds. Like Woody Allen and Roberto Benigni films, "Pushpak" requires patience (2 hours), but improves itself in the retelling! Great cocktail party fodder.


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