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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
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Radha Kumar
Maya Mankotia ...
Simran Jayaram
Dr. Shiva ...
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Dhaba Owner
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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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$56,000,000 (estimated)
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Amal had a budget of 56 Million USD. See more »

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Remake of Amal (2004) See more »

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Amal at the Toronto International Film Festival
17 September 2007 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I saw AMAL at the Toronto International Film Festival and was blown away.

Amazing.

What an incredible venture by the cast and crew - kudos to all of them.

The film is filled with beauty and depth and everything that we take for granted.

It's hard to imagine how difficult it was to finish when the product is so polished, so complete.

Everyone I know who saw the film loved it - we're so proud of Richie and the rest of the crew/cast for accomplishing such a feat.


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