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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.

Director:

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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Sometimes the poorest of men are the richest...

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Drama

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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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Amal had a budget of 56 Million USD. See more »

Connections

Remake of Amal (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

Naked
Lyrics by Rosina Kazi (as Rosina Kazi "Lal")
Performed by Rosina Kazi (as Rosina Kazi "Lal")
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beautifully human
4 November 2008 | by murielbSee all my reviews

I saw this film during an Air Canada flight (thanks to their private screens for every seat). My favorite films are always the ones without special effects. Simple story and great actors make a good film and Amal is very very good for all who appreciate this type of movie. I saw a short version and the long one which was much better since it lets you know more about Amal, the main character. Thank you for the magical moment when the old man sings the poetic song in the restaurant, very moving. It almost goes too far preaching about the goodness of being poor, and the greed of the rich. But the cinematography, the music and the location help me enjoy every minute of it.


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