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Well Done Abba! (2009)

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This is the story of Armaan Ali, a driver working for a senior executive in Mumbai. He takes a month's leave to find a husband for his teenage daughter, who lives near Hyderabad. When he is... See full summary »

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Armaan Ali / Rehman Ali
Minissha Lamba ...
Muskan Ali
Sammir Dattani ...
Arif Ali
Ila Arun ...
Salma Ali
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Vikas Jha - Sub engineer
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Malti - Jha's wife
Rajit Kapoor ...
Srikant Reddy - Police inspector (as Rajit Kapur)
Ravi Jhankal ...
Rustam - Police constable
Yashpal Sharma ...
Ramiyya - Police constable
Rajendra Gupta ...
Irrigation Minister - Mantri Garu
Rahul Singh ...
Rohan Kapoor
Salim Ghouse ...
Janardhan Reddy
Satish Sharma ...
Raghav Reddy - Photographer
Lalit Tiwari ...
Meherban Ali - Arif's father
Anaitha Nair ...
Sakina
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This is the story of Armaan Ali, a driver working for a senior executive in Mumbai. He takes a month's leave to find a husband for his teenage daughter, who lives near Hyderabad. When he is delayed and returns to work after three months, his employer threatens to sack him. But he is persuaded to listen to the reason for Armaan Ali's delay. The story he relates is delightful, hilarious -- and poignant. Written by DDA PR

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This movie won the 2009 National Film Award for Best Film on Social Issues. It is the remake of the 2007 Marathi film, Jau Tithe Khau. It was based on three short stories: Narsaiyyan Ki Bavdi by Jeelani Bano, Phulwa Ka Pul by Sanjeev and Still Waters by Jayant Kripalani. See more »

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Best Indian film ever, Chinese directors should make one, too.
19 June 2011 | by (China) – See all my reviews

Wow, I am totally impressed by this film. And the title fits with this film perfectly, genius! I have seen quite a few Indian films, most of them are about girls getting married to good guys which can get quite boring after a while. This is the first serious Indian film that I have ever seen.

And it is not about the rich or powerful, it is not about girls getting married, there was no fancy dresses, big mansions, happy rich people, etc. It is actually talking about the common village people who have to face bureaucracy and fight against bureaucracy. Unlike some other political films, this one actually makes me laugh. It is dark and serious, it is a comedy. And unlike some other typical Indian films which beautiful people dress nicely, dance at nice beautiful places, this film featured common Indian people.

The film is really that good. I doubt that it can be made by any other countries. Hollywood certainly can't make a film like this, because this sort of thing is unlikely in the USA. Chinese people have to face the same bureaucracy, but the Chinese government certainly won't approve a film project like this one. Hopefully after the communist government is overthrown by the Chinese people soon, some Chinese director will be able to make a similar movie just like this one for the Chinese people.

I also liked that song about democracy. Most Indian film songs are about love, how boring. This is the first time I have actually heard an Indian version song about democracy! Excellent.

Everyone should watch this, especially Chinese directors. I really hope that one of them will make one for the Chinese people.


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