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Amal (2007)

 |  Drama  |  8 August 2008 (Canada)
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Autorickshaw driver Amal is content with the small, but vital, role he serves - driving customers around New Delhi as quickly and safely as possible. But his sense of duty is tested by an ... See full summary »

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Amal Kumar
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G.K. Jayaram
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Advocate Sapna Agarwal
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Pooja Seth
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Vivek Jayaram
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Suresh Gupta
Tanisha Chatterjee ...
Priya
Siddhant Behl ...
Harish Jayaram
Amardeep Jha ...
Radha Kumar
Maya Mankotia ...
Simran Jayaram
Dr. Shiva ...
Dr. Shiva
Gurpreet Chana ...
The Tabla Guy (as Gurpreet Singh Channa)
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Dhaba Owner
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Mukesh Chhabra ...
Subhash
Vijay Deepak Chhiber ...
Ram Agarwal
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Autorickshaw driver Amal is content with the small, but vital, role he serves - driving customers around New Delhi as quickly and safely as possible. But his sense of duty is tested by an eccentric, aging billionaire, who, moved by Amal's humility, bequeaths him his entire estate before passing away. With only one month to discover and claim the inheritance, Amal's struggles with duty and wealth are threatened by all those around him - from a young injured beggar girl and a lovely store merchant, to the danger of the old man's upper-caste friends and siblings, all seeking to claim their share of the riches. Written by Steven N. Bray

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Trivia

"Rahi nagufta mere dil me" is a very popular Ghazal by Meer Taqi Meer that is featured on Naseeruddin Shah in the bar scene. It has been sung by Dr. Shiva, who also plays the role of the doctor who treats the little homeless girl. Dr. Shiva also composed the tune for the Ghazal. See more »

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Written and performed by Gurpreet Chana (as Gurpreet Singh Chana)
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"Slumdog" cousin stand on its own as fully valuable
11 February 2009 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

As I watched Amal, I thought "This is two films which won't please Indians because both present the beggar child as working for some slumlord."I fully expected rags to riches would win out as in Slumdog; but no, something special and unexpected here. Amal is a lovely film, rich photography, wonderful subtle acting, suspense, love, moral values,great yarn. A rich hotelier, disillusioned by morals of family,colleagues and other service providers goes vagabond in search of the 'honest person" The one he finds is a humble autorickshaw driver. His decision to endow Amal upon his death leads to a great story.


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