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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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Richie Mehta (screenplay), Shaun Mehta (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Rupinder Nagra ... Amal Kumar
Naseeruddin Shah ... G.K. Jayaram
Seema Biswas ... Advocate Sapna Agarwal
Koel Purie ... Pooja Seth
Vik Sahay ... Vivek Jayaram
Roshan Seth ... Suresh Gupta
Tanisha Chatterjee Tanisha Chatterjee ... Priya
Siddhant Behl Siddhant Behl ... Harish Jayaram
Amardeep Jha Amardeep Jha ... Radha Kumar
Maya Mankotia Maya Mankotia ... Simran Jayaram
Dr. Shiva Dr. Shiva ... Dr. Shiva
Gurpreet Chana Gurpreet Chana ... The Tabla Guy (as Gurpreet Singh Channa)
Rajesh Tailang ... Dhaba Owner
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mukesh Chhabra ... Subhash
Vijay Deepak Chhiber Vijay Deepak Chhiber ... Ram Agarwal
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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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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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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Amal had a budget of 56 Million USD. See more »

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Remake of Amal (2004) See more »

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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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