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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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Iqbal the best movie in the world
13 March 2006 | by (India) – See all my reviews

I think Iqbal is a class apart movie n it deserves awards .I agree that Black was a beautiful movie but just see the simplicity in that film.The cast was just the best:-) 1 Shreyas Talpade was a class apart actor the way he did that role was beautiful.The scene where he cries because he is thrown out from the cricket academy was the best.You Rock! 2.Shweta Prasad really made u laugh n enjoy the movie.Her relationship with her brother was very good. 3.Nasserudin Shah deserved an award for this performance.Simply class apart.But as they say the world is not always fair On the whole the actors n last but not the least our very talented director Nagesh Kuknoor deserve a thumbs up for the movie May your next movie be a bigger hit. lots of luck Nonie


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