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Iqbal (2005)

Not Rated | | Drama , Sport | 20 January 2006 (USA)
Iqbal, the deaf and mute son of a farmer, has a passion for the game of cricket and seeks the tutelage of a washed-up, alcoholic ex-player.

Director:

Nagesh Kukunoor

Writers:

Nagesh Kukunoor, Vipul K. Rawal (story)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Shreyas Talpade ... Iqbal
Naseeruddin Shah ... Mohit
Shweta Prasad ... Khadija
Yatin Karyekar ... Anwar
Prateeksha Lonkar ... Saida
Girish Karnad ... Guruji
Dilip Salgaonkar Dilip Salgaonkar ... Bipin
Jyoti Joshi Jyoti Joshi ... Farida
Aadarsh Balakrishna Aadarsh Balakrishna ... Kamal
Gururaj Manepalli Gururaj Manepalli ... Akash
Rajita Joshi Rajita Joshi ... Doctor
Srikanth Chitrao Srikanth Chitrao ... Sunil Mitra, the Selector
Vikram Inamdar Vikram Inamdar ... DeSouza, the Team Manager
Elahe Hiptoola Elahe Hiptoola ... TV Reporter
Balaji Manohar Balaji Manohar ... Mohammed, the Team Captain
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Storyline

India - a Nation obsessed with cricket - and it is not very often one comes across anyone who loathes cricket as much as farmer Anwar Khan, who feels that it is a waste of time watching some grown men playing, not only getting paid, but costing the nation millions of lost work hours. His family, especially his wife, Saida, does not quite agree with him. As a matter of fact, she broke water when watching a cricket match with a TV set perched on a branch of a tree with almost the entire village in attendance. This is how Iqbal was born, followed by the birth of his sister, Khadija. Iqbal, though deaf and dumb, shared his mother's and sister's passion for cricket, he would tend to the buffaloes, who though all female, had been named after male cricketers, including Kapil Dev. While tending to them, he would stop and watch youngsters being trained by the renowned Guruji. When Guruji finds out about Iqbal's interest in the game, he recruits him, but lets him go when a dispute flares up ... Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Genres:

Drama | Sport

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

20 January 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Икбал See more »

Filming Locations:

Hyderabad, Telangana, India See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

INR 10,000,000 (India), 2 September 2005
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Production Co:

Mukta Searchlight Films See more »
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Color:

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Naseeruddin Shah won the National Award for the Best Supporting Actor category for this movie. See more »

Goofs

When Iqbal's sister is telling him what the cricket coach is telling his student, Girish Karnad says "okay kal milenge" which means we'll meet tomorrow. But his sister tells him "Aaj key liye itna hi" which means this is all for today. This is should not be the case since she is hearing Girish Karnad and translating his exact words. See more »

Quotes

Mohit: [to Guruji] For a long time I wanted to say this to you, my father and all others who wanted my good, go to HELL!
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Connections

Referenced in Rainbow (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

AASHAEIN...
Composed by Salim Merchant and Salim-Sulaiman
Lyrics by Irfan Siddique
Sung by Krishnakumar Kunnath
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Iqbal the best movie in the world
13 March 2006 | by jaspreetnonieSee all my reviews

I think Iqbal is a class apart movie n it deserves awards .I agree that Black was a beautiful movie but just see the simplicity in that film.The cast was just the best:-) 1 Shreyas Talpade was a class apart actor the way he did that role was beautiful.The scene where he cries because he is thrown out from the cricket academy was the best.You Rock! 2.Shweta Prasad really made u laugh n enjoy the movie.Her relationship with her brother was very good. 3.Nasserudin Shah deserved an award for this performance.Simply class apart.But as they say the world is not always fair On the whole the actors n last but not the least our very talented director Nagesh Kuknoor deserve a thumbs up for the movie May your next movie be a bigger hit. lots of luck Nonie


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