When Amal impresses an eccentric millionaire with his humility and humanity, he unknowingly becomes the old man's beneficiary.

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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 ...
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The Tabla Guy (as Gurpreet Singh Channa)
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Dhaba Owner
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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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"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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Remake of Amal (2004) See more »

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Priya Hospital
Written by Gurpreet Chana (as Gurpreet Singh Chana)
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beautifully human
4 November 2008 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I saw this film during an Air Canada flight (thanks to their private screens for every seat). My favorite films are always the ones without special effects. Simple story and great actors make a good film and Amal is very very good for all who appreciate this type of movie. I saw a short version and the long one which was much better since it lets you know more about Amal, the main character. Thank you for the magical moment when the old man sings the poetic song in the restaurant, very moving. It almost goes too far preaching about the goodness of being poor, and the greed of the rich. But the cinematography, the music and the location help me enjoy every minute of it.


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