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Amu (2005)

 -  Drama  -  7 January 2005 (India)
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Amu is the story of Kaju, a twenty-one-year-old Indian American woman who returns to India to visit her family and discover the place where she was born. The film takes a dark turn as Kaju ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Konkona Sen Sharma ...
Kaju "Amu"
Yashpal Sharma ...
Gobind
Brinda Karat ...
Keya
Ankur Khanna ...
Kabir
Chaiti Ghosh ...
Tuki
Aparna Roy ...
Grandmother
Ashish Ghosh ...
Uncle
Ruma Ghosh ...
Aunt
Loveleen Mishra ...
Leelavati
Brajesh Mishra ...
Chachaji
Bharat Kapoor ...
Arun Sehgal
Lushin Dubey ...
Meera Sehgal
Rajendra Gupta ...
KK
Ganeve Rajkotia ...
Shanno Kaur
Kuljit Singh ...
Gurbachan Singh
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Amu is the story of Kaju, a twenty-one-year-old Indian American woman who returns to India to visit her family and discover the place where she was born. The film takes a dark turn as Kaju stumbles against secrets and lies from her past. A horrifying genocide that took place twenty years ago turns out to hold the key to her mysterious origins. Written by Shonali Bose

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$4,593 (USA) (22 June 2007)

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A strong film from a first time director.
10 November 2005 | by (L.A.) – See all my reviews

Let me start by saying I lived in New Delhi during the time of the riots, and had close Sikh friends whom we had to care for at the time of the mayhem.

That said, I went to watch the film with no preconceived notions. I was pleasantly surprised. It had its share of low spots, but that is the beauty of watching a first time director's work, you see them grow. Shonali is going to be a writer director to be reckoned with.

Like all good 'Films' that are based on true events this film walks the fine line of not getting too caught up in the heat of actual events. Instead it tries to dramatize or fictionalize the effects of the events on people lives. A fact that some audience don't seem to grasp. Especially, a substantial number of Indian audience (amply demonstrated on this site by the stupid review by ajaysaxena1960)! I sat through a Q&A session with the director where people wanted to know why the director did not name names of all the MLA's involved in the massacre. Or if the director could through her film, get the International tribunal to try Indian government for crimes against humanity.

SHE IS A FILM MAKER. NOT A HISTORIAN OR A CRUSADER.

The film took 8 years to fund and make (a crusade in itself), for that alone I admire the director. But of all the films done by writers and directors based in America, Shonali's film most certainly stands head and shoulders above the rest. She has a strong voice and a crisp sense of film-making.

A director most certainly worth watching!


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