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Iqbal (2005)

Not Rated | | Drama, Sport | 20 January 2006 (USA)
Iqbal, the deaf and mute son of a farmer, has a passion for the game of cricket and seeks the tutelage of a washed-up, alcoholic ex-player.

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Mohit
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Guruji
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Iqbal
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Khadija
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Anwar
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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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Storyline

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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20 January 2006 (USA)  »

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Икбал  »

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INR 10,000,000 (India) (2 September 2005)
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Trivia

This was Shreyas Talpade's first movie to enter Bollywood. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

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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Connections

Referenced in Rainbow (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

JEETENGE JEETENGE...
Composed by Sukhwinder Singh
Lyrics by Subhash Ghai
Sung by Sukhwinder Singh
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Inspirational.....soul food I tell you
27 March 2006 | by (New Zealand) – See all my reviews

Iqbal has to be one of the best movies India has had to offer yet. I was so glued to this movie that I actually finished it in only one sitting. It is a Highly inspirational movie which tells us that ever dream no matter how impossible it maybe is worth putting a Fight for. Shreyas Talpade the Guy who played Iqbal did an awesome job. The expressions on His Face and the way he Protraied his character was remarkable. He did not even have a word worth of Dilogues in the whole movie but is expressions and character portrayal spook a million words. Naseeruddin Shah has once again proved himself to be a remarkable actor... I was beginning to think that Haseeruddin Shah was moving downhill post the LXG fiasco but I have been proved wrong with his remarkable performance in this movie.

People get You hands on the DVD of this movie ASAP..It will be worth every second .


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