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Thanks Maa (2009)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  5 March 2010 (India)
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A homeless petty thief attempts to find the biological mother of an abandoned baby.

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Credited cast:
Master Shams ...
Muncipalty Ghatkopar (as Shams)
Master Salman ...
Soda (as Salman)
Master Jaffer ...
Dhed-Shanna (as Jafar)
Master Fayaaz ...
Cutting (as Fayyaz)
Baby Almas ...
Sursuri (as Almas)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mukta Barve ...
Lakshmi - Prostitute
Krishna Bhatt ...
Dagdu - Pimp
Subrat Dutta ...
(as Subrata Dutta)
Indrani Iyer
Sunil Jadhav
Usha Jadhav
Barry John ...
Priest
Jyoti Joshi ...
Jyoti Zaveri
Rasika Joshi
Arun Kadam
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While on the run from the reformatory, a 12 year old boy named Municipality finds and saves a two day old abandoned baby from becoming the prey to a ferocious street dog. Failing to find any takers among the people whom he deemed responsible and respectable, Municipality takes up the onus of finding the mother of that abandoned baby himself. Municipality's rock steady determination ultimately helps him emerge a winner against all odds as he reaches that baby's mother but in bargain he loses his most precious possession, the flawless and god-like image of a mother he used to see in his dreams and probably the hope that he'll ever find his own mother again. Written by iDream Independent Pictures

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a must watch...
25 February 2010 | by (India) – See all my reviews

Its film's like these which tell you that movie-making in the land of bollywood is headed in the right direction...

After a myriad of movies with glam star cast and no storyline, here's a movie which has got its priorities right. With a strong storyline and crisp film-making, Thanks Maa is a touching tale based on a relationship which most take for granted-- mother and child. The beauty of the film lies in the way it highlights the issue of abandoning infants, using ironies found rampant in our daily lives. At times the reality it portrays seems a bit too harsh to believe, but overall, the issue is handled beautifully, without making judgements or imposing moralities.

Wonderful performances by Shams and his cronies. (The National Award well deserved in his case.) Superb settings, amazing cinematography. There are moments which the movie could have done without, but then again, it might also have to do with the fact that most scenes and settings shown in the movie are stuff that we, who live above the poverty line, will never have seen or imagined. With settings like these it is easy to often fall prey to stereotyping, but thankfully, Thanks Maa has stayed clear of such mistakes. The dialogues are a little too harsh at times, but emotions run high and its easy to feel for the plight of the children. Maybe a little shaky on the technical front, but overall, this movie is a must watch...


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