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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 lives in the present... 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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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Connections

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

Soundtracks

Treasure Box
Written and Performed by Michael Galasso
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True face of India
9 January 2008 | by folkpoet80See all my reviews

This was a very well made movie and a very daring movie. Such movies usually fade away in India. Konkona Sen acted well and her American Accent was almost perfect and commendable. Shonali has poured everything in the movie. Konkona Sen shows why she is clearly apart and far above the run of the mill actresses of Bollywood. Other artists did their part well. About why the Great Govt. of India has banned the movie, there could be several reasons. Apparently the common reason is that the movie might have "raked up the long lost past". I'm not sure about that. Every sane person knows that the Govt. had a large role in the riots of '84 and I'm not saying this because I'm a sikh (because I'm not). I'm saying this as an Indian. Just like there was hand of the govt. when innocent Muslims were butchered in Gujrat a few years ago. Truth is easily suppressed in a country like India, but that didn't stop Shonali Bose from creating an award winning movie. Go see it.


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