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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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Credited cast:
... Amal Kumar
... G.K. Jayaram
... Advocate Sapna Agarwal
... Pooja Seth
... Vivek Jayaram
... Suresh Gupta
Tanisha Chatterjee ... Priya
Siddhant Behl ... Harish Jayaram
Amardeep Jha ... Radha Kumar
Maya Mankotia ... Simran Jayaram
Dr. Shiva ... Dr. Shiva
Gurpreet Chana ... The Tabla Guy (as Gurpreet Singh Channa)
... Dhaba Owner
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
... Subhash
Vijay Deepak Chhiber ... Ram Agarwal
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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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$56,000,000 (estimated)
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"Rahi nagufta mere dil me" is a very popular Ghazal by Meer Taqi Meer that is featured on Naseeruddin Shah 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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Tabla Tarang
Written and performed by Gurpreet Chana (as Gurpreet Singh Chana)
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Wonderful !!!
6 April 2008 | by See all my reviews

Just got back from a cruise out of New York to Bermuda and was fortunate to have landed in Bermuda the same time as the BIFF (Bermuda International Film Festival) Amal was the only film my husband and I saw, and it was amazing. I felt like I was in India experiencing a life changing experience through the actors and the story. This was meaningful, heartfelt and fulfilling. The director took questions at the end and you could feel the love he had for the work and the film. So many in the audience that had actually been to New Delhi, said it was true to their experience on the streets. I loved this film and found it to be a life lesson to any who see it. Bless all those involved in this great piece of work. The only sadness that I have is that because of the few scenes of foul language, it will get an R rating in the states....I wish it would be a PG-13 so that more youth could see it.


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