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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

Writers:

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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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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Amal had a budget of 5.6 Million USD. See more »

Connections

Remake of Amal (2004) See more »

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Lyrics by Rosina Kazi (as Rosina Kazi "Lal")
Performed by Rosina Kazi (as Rosina Kazi "Lal")
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great Canadian flick AMAL
7 August 2008 | by popsicle2001See all my reviews

http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=vt8n0VydHys

I really liked this film too. Story was just so good, it leaves you saying, "But, wait...!" Rupinder Nagra was great. Very understated. And I liked the young girl in it as well. It has some really funny moments, too, but it doesn't try too hard and push for the laughs, they are just right. No wonder it was in the TOP 10 FILMS of 2007. I agree with that distinction. Apparently it made quite a splash at TIFF '07, although I missed it there, and am kicking myself. We should all be supporting Canadian movies like this to continue being made. Its being released in major cities this weekend on August 8th, like Toronto and Vancouver where they can count on me to be watching it.


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Country:

Canada

Language:

Hindi | English

Release Date:

8 August 2008 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

Rikszarz Amal See more »

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New Delhi, Delhi, India See more »

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$56,000,000 (estimated)
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