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Iqbal (2005)

 -  Drama  -  20 January 2006 (USA)
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Iqbal, the deaf and mute son of a farmer, has a passion for the game of cricket and seeks the tutelage of washed-up, alcoholic ex-player.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Mohit
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Guruji
Shreyas Talpade ...
Iqbal
Shweta Prasad ...
Khadija
Yatin Karyekar ...
Anwar
Prateeksha Lonkar ...
Saida
Dilip Salgaonkar ...
Bipin
Jyoti Joshi ...
Farida
Aadarsh Balakrishna ...
Kamal
Gururaj Manepalli ...
Akash
Rajita Joshi ...
Doctor
Srikanth Chitrao ...
Sunil Mitra, the Selector
Vikram Inamdar ...
DeSouza, the Team Manager
Elahe Hiptoola ...
TV Reporter
Balaji Manohar ...
Mohammed, the Team Captain
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India - a Nation obsessed with cricket - and it is not very often one comes across anyone who loathes cricket as much as farmer Anwar Khan, who feels that it is a waste of time watching some grown men playing, not only getting paid, but costing the nation millions of lost work hours. His family, especially his wife, Saida, does not quite agree with him. As a matter of fact, she broke water when watching a cricket match with a TV set perched on a branch of a tree with almost the entire village in attendance. This is how Iqbal was born, followed by the birth of his sister, Khadija. Iqbal, though deaf and dumb, shared his mother's and sister's passion for cricket, he would tend to the buffaloes, who though all female, had been named after male cricketers, including Kapil Dev. While tending to them, he would stop and watch youngsters being trained by the renowned Guruji. When Guruji finds out about Iqbal's interest in the game, he recruits him, but lets him go when a dispute flares up ... Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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When Iqbal's sister is telling him what the cricket coach is telling his student, Girish Karnad says "okay kal milenge" which means we'll meet tomorrow. But his sister tells him "Aaj key liye itna hi" which means this is all for today. This is should not be the case since she is hearing Girish Karnad and translating his exact words. See more »

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Mohit: [to Guruji] For a long time I wanted to say this to you, my father and all others who wanted my good, go to HELL!
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JEETENGE JEETENGE...
Composed by Sukhwinder Singh
Lyrics by Subhash Ghai
Sung by Sukhwinder Singh
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A great feel good movie
31 August 2005 | by (India) – See all my reviews

This is all about chasing your dreams, no matter what the obstacles. The movie is funny in a subtle way and the acting is brilliant. It is rare that such gems come out of the Indian Film industry. Overall a refresher amongst the crap which normally plays in theaters.

The story involves a young deaf and dumb boy who is crazy about cricket, and how he hides behind buffaloes to watch a coaching camp and learn bowling. Eventually he finds a teacher in a failed cricketer(played by Nassiruding shah) who leaves his drinking habit and makes it his personal battle to place Iqbal in the Indian cricket team.This movie also touches upon the corruption in the selection system and commercialization of cricket.


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