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Amal (2007)

When Amal impresses an eccentric millionaire with his humility and humanity, he unknowingly becomes the old man's beneficiary.

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Richie Mehta

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Shaun Mehta (short story "Amal: The Autorickshaw Wallah"), Richie Mehta | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rupinder Nagra ... Amal Kumar
Naseeruddin Shah ... G.K. Jayaram
Seema Biswas ... Sapna Agarwal
Koel Purie ... Pooja Seth (as Koël Purie)
Vik Sahay ... Vivek Jayaram
Roshan Seth ... Suresh Gupta
Tanisha Chatterjee Tanisha Chatterjee ... Priya
Amardeep Jha ... Radha Kumar
Dr. Shiva Dr. Shiva ... Dr. Shiva
Gurpreet Chana Gurpreet Chana ... Gurpreet Singh Chana the Tabla Guy (as Gurpreet Singh Channa 'The Tabla Guy')
Siddhant Behl Siddhant Behl ... Harish Jayaram
Maya Mankotia Maya Mankotia ... Simran Jayaram
Asif Ali Haider Khan Asif Ali Haider Khan ... Raju
Sanjiv Chopra ... Thakur the Godfather
Jaswant Sethi Jaswant Sethi ... Kussan
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Storyline

Autorickshaw driver Amal is content with the small, but vital, role he serves - driving customers around New Delhi as quickly and safely as possible. But his sense of duty is tested by an eccentric, aging billionaire, who, moved by Amal's humility, bequeaths him his entire estate before passing away. With only one month to discover and claim the inheritance, Amal's struggles with duty and wealth are threatened by all those around him - from a young injured beggar girl and a lovely store merchant, to the danger of the old man's upper-caste friends and siblings, all seeking to claim their share of the riches. Written by Steven N. Bray

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Sometimes the poorest of men are the richest...

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Country:

Canada

Language:

Hindi | English

Release Date:

8 August 2008 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

Rikszarz Amal See more »

Filming Locations:

New Delhi, Delhi, India See more »

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Budget:

$56,000,000 (estimated)
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Dolby Digital

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

"Rahi nagufta mere dil me" is a very popular Ghazal by Mir Taqi Mir that is sung by Naseeruddin Shah's character in the bar scene. It has been sung by Dr. Shiva, who also plays the role of the doctor who treats the little homeless girl. Dr. Shiva also composed the tune for the Ghazal. See more »

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Remake of Amal (2004) See more »

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Rahi nagufta mere dil me
Lyrics by Mir Taqi Mir and lyrics by Dr. Shiva
Performed by Dr. Shiva
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Amal at the Toronto International Film Festival
17 September 2007 | by smitsSee all my reviews

I saw AMAL at the Toronto International Film Festival and was blown away.

Amazing.

What an incredible venture by the cast and crew - kudos to all of them.

The film is filled with beauty and depth and everything that we take for granted.

It's hard to imagine how difficult it was to finish when the product is so polished, so complete.

Everyone I know who saw the film loved it - we're so proud of Richie and the rest of the crew/cast for accomplishing such a feat.


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