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Amu (2005)

Not Rated | | Drama | 7 January 2005 (India)
Amu is the story of an Indian American woman who returns to India. The film takes a dark turn as Kaju learns that a horrifying genocide that took place twenty years ago turns out to hold the key to her mysterious origins.

Director:

Shonali Bose

Writer:

Shonali Bose

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Konkona Sen Sharma ... Kaju "Amu"
Yashpal Sharma ... Gobind
Brinda Karat Brinda Karat ... Keya
Ankur Khanna Ankur Khanna ... Kabir
Chaiti Ghosh Chaiti Ghosh ... Tuki
Aparna Roy Aparna Roy ... Grandmother
Ashish Ghosh Ashish Ghosh ... Uncle
Ruma Ghosh Ruma Ghosh ... Aunt
Loveleen Mishra Loveleen Mishra ... Leelavati
Brajesh Mishra Brajesh Mishra ... Chachaji
Bharat Kapoor ... Arun Sehgal
Lushin Dubey Lushin Dubey ... Meera Sehgal
Rajendra Gupta ... KK
Ganeve Rajkotia Ganeve Rajkotia ... Shanno Kaur
Kuljit Singh Kuljit Singh ... Gurbachan Singh
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Storyline

Amu is the story of Kaju, a twenty-one-year-old Indian American woman who returns to India to visit her family and discover the place where she was born. The film takes a dark turn as Kaju stumbles against secrets and lies from her past. A horrifying genocide that took place twenty years ago turns out to hold the key to her mysterious origins. Written by Shonali Bose

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When the past overwhelms the future... See more »

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

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Country:

India | USA

Language:

Bengali | English | Hindi | Punjabi

Release Date:

7 January 2005 (India) See more »

Filming Locations:

Delhi, India

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,593, 22 June 2007, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$5,125, 1 July 2007
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Jonai Productions See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Connections

References Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham... (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

Treasure Box
Written and Performed by Michael Galasso
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insightful. not a bollywood product.
15 May 2006 | by enchantedguruSee all my reviews

I just went to screening locally as part of an Asian American Film festival. Amu was the opening movie for the festival. I liked the film a lot. Not your typical Indian movie by any means. After the movie they had Q&A with the director, producer, and lead actress. The discussion gave some neat insight regarding the movie. For example a lot of the filming / subject matter was done in fear of govt censorship. The version shown, as well as the one to be released later this fall in the US, is different than what those in India saw at the theater. For example in the scene with the widows discussing with Amu & Kabir the riots and how the government tolerated the violence, that the widows voices are left silent as Amu & Kabir sit in silence.


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