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Amal Kumar
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G.K. Jayaram
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Advocate Sapna Agarwal
Koel Purie ...
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 ...
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Gurpreet Chana ...
The Tabla Guy (as Gurpreet Singh Channa)
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Dhaba Owner
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Subhash
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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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"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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Lyrics by Rosina Kazi (as Rosina Kazi "Lal")
Performed by Rosina Kazi (as Rosina Kazi "Lal")
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5 April 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I loved this movie...it reeled me in. I think that the movie was a great premise and well executed. I heard the director & lead actor speak and it was fascinating to hear them tell behind the scene stories. the director reports he went to India, not knowing how he would be able to get the experienced actors to work for him...but after 36 hours in New Delhi, the actor that played the father just walked past him (the director) and so he pitched his movie at that moment and this famous Indian actor said he would do the movie. A beautiful picture of joy in a less than joyful world. Interesting filming techniques that evolved through the movie. Great emotional response to ending.

Great Job...hope we see more from the director and actor.


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