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Aloo Chaat (2009)

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Story focuses on a US return guy Nikhil who is in love with a Muslim girl Aamna (Aamna Shariff). To convince his orthodox Hindu family which a strictly against a Muslim girl Nikhil plots a ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Aftab Shivdasani ...
Nikhil
Aamna Shariff ...
Aamna
Linda Arsenio ...
Nikki Abbot
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Chhadami
Manoj Pahwa ...
Hakeem Tarachand
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Purshottam - Nikhil's Father
Dolly Ahluwalia ...
Purshotam's mom
Meenakshi ...
Seeto - Nikhil's Mother
Chandan Anand ...
Sukkha
Lalit Parashar ...
Pandit
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Michael Clarke ...
Himself - Australian Cricketer on TV
Brijendra Kala
Pushtii Shakti ...
(as Pushti)
Kailash Soni
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Story focuses on a US return guy Nikhil who is in love with a Muslim girl Aamna (Aamna Shariff). To convince his orthodox Hindu family which a strictly against a Muslim girl Nikhil plots a drama with the help of his uncle Hakeem Tarachand and hires a girl Nikki to play his girlfriend from US while Aamna plays her friend. While both the girls stays at Nikhil's place Aamna tries to win the heart of Nikhil's family with of course Nikhil trying to highlight the misbehaviors of Nikki and cultured behavior of Aamna to change his family's perception. Nikhil, Aamna and Nikki have to face a lot of twist & turns, and with Nikhil's mama Chaddami at their back it won't be easy for the trio to accomplish their mission Written by Abhinav

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The movie captures all the spice, the fun and the deliciousness of falling in love.
2 April 2009 | by (India) – See all my reviews

Aloo Chaat is a romantic comedy about a America return Hindu boy who is in love with a Muslim Girl. The movie is set in Delhi and is a comical portrayal of the reactions of a typical middle class Punjabi family when they find out. A hilarious story with all the twists & turns of falling in love. Aloo Chaat, the name comes from an Indian dish, made of potatoes and spices - it's delicious & a favorite with street food lovers. The movie captures all the spice, the fun and the deliciousness of falling in love.

It is a laugh-a-minute film with some amazing performances by very talented actors. In fact, Robby Grewal has managed to get Aftab to act. What is noteworthy is Robby Grewal's sensitivity to clichéd perceptions of his community, albeit without the slightest hint of a parochial, prejudiced world view. He stares at those areas that Mira Nair just walked by. If Monsoon Wedding is a fleeting view of a community celebrating the goodness and alienating the worst in itself, Aloo Chat is a community celebrating the utter lack of pretensions.

Aloo Chat is funny. But it's also honest and subtle, with a lurking-beyond-the-surface humour. And Robby Grewal's eyes are well equipped to celebrate that enchanting sense of life that only Delhi, the city of refugees can provide.


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