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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Abba Ka Kuan  »

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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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Another classic from Mr Benegal
25 January 2011 | by (LONDON) – See all my reviews

I didn't think much about the movie for the initial part as it was a bit slow for my liking but then the twist in the story made it very interesting to watch. It is worth every penny. A true reflection of Hindi Cinema and the movie takes a dig at day to day life of a man grappling with corruption at every level of the system. Boman Irani played the role to perfection and his other role distinguished properly in its attire,and behaviour by the director. Ila Arun was at her amazing best. Most of the star cast is from his previous movie Welcome to Sajjanpur. The sort of movie you would expect from a master like Shyam Benegal. A MUST WATCH...


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