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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

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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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$5,125 (USA) (29 June 2007)
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Well-written, well-acted, very satisfying
15 May 2007 | by (New York, NY) – See all my reviews

First of all it's a delight to watch such unselfconscious acting and to hear English (and Hindi, Bengali) spoken so naturally. First time director Shobnali Bose elicits wonderful performances from most of her cast - many of whom are 'non-actors'. The script, too, is deliciously funny in parts, which off-sets well with the powerful and serious message underlying the film. The locations chosen capture the actual places represented so that the whole has the verisimilitude of a documentary film, even while the spectator is drawn into the lives of the characters whose stories are being told. All in all a very satisfying film, and a great debut.


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