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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
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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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Oh Meri Banno Hoshiyar
Lyrics by Ila Arun
Composed by Shantanu Moitra
Performed by Ila Arun and Daniel B. George
Courtesy of Super Cassettes Industries Limited (T-Series)
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Well done Boman Irani and Shyam Benegal
25 May 2010 | by (India) – See all my reviews

well, finally comes a movie after 3 idiots which u can be proud of, really splendid work by the cast nd director. The plot is engaging: it deals with corruption in such a believable way that u get a leaf on how to live your life mow a days. By the way, I really didn't know Minisha Lambha can be so convincing and lovable, I mean she perfectly fits her part and plays it superbly. And yes, no amount of words can do justice to double role essayed by BOMAN IRANI, again showing marks of a great actor, albeit a little bit putting effort this time which really shows. His portrayal of a simple, honest and truthful man really deserves standing applause for the manner in which he gets into the skin of the character and lives it. the music of this movie was d only thing which disappointed me, solely because it wasn't that soothing and relaxing or foot tapping, as it had only 1 song, but it wasn't suppose to be a musical, was it? This movie can be called a perfect foil for Rang De Basanti, if RDB leaves u wid a question, WDA gives u an answer; if RDB stirs your soul, WDA steadies it and gives it some relief. So really go for a superb treat for eyes and start thinking yourself or maybe acting yourself on how to change the system.


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