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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

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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$5,125 (USA) (29 June 2007)
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True face of India
9 January 2008 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

This was a very well made movie and a very daring movie. Such movies usually fade away in India. Konkona Sen acted well and her American Accent was almost perfect and commendable. Shonali has poured everything in the movie. Konkona Sen shows why she is clearly apart and far above the run of the mill actresses of Bollywood. Other artists did their part well. About why the Great Govt. of India has banned the movie, there could be several reasons. Apparently the common reason is that the movie might have "raked up the long lost past". I'm not sure about that. Every sane person knows that the Govt. had a large role in the riots of '84 and I'm not saying this because I'm a sikh (because I'm not). I'm saying this as an Indian. Just like there was hand of the govt. when innocent Muslims were butchered in Gujrat a few years ago. Truth is easily suppressed in a country like India, but that didn't stop Shonali Bose from creating an award winning movie. Go see it.


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