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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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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

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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 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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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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