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Aamir (2008)

A doctor of Indian origin returning to Mumbai from London is forced to participate in a terrorist plot.

Director:

Raj Kumar Gupta

Writer:

Raj Kumar Gupta (story screenplay and dialogue)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Rajeev Khandelwal ... Dr. Aamir Ali
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Aishwarya ... Falak
Vasan Bala ... Messenger at Airport
Chinkal Chinkal ... Nargis
Shashanka Ghosh Shashanka Ghosh
Rohitashv Gour Rohitashv Gour ... Custum officer at airport (as Rohitash Gaud)
Jhilmil Hazrika Jhilmil Hazrika ... Girl at Indo-Gulf Hotel
Junaid Junaid ... Jameel
Amar Kaushik Amar Kaushik ... Stud in the bus
Abhas Khan Abhas Khan ... Kid in BEST bus
Allauddin Khan Allauddin Khan ... Taxi driver
Prasoon Narayan Prasoon Narayan
Gajraj Rao ... Man on cellphone
Sneha Sneha ... Shabana
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Storyline

Aamir Ali lives a middle-classed lifestyle in Mumbai along with his dad, Rashid; mom, Taranum; three sisters: Nargis, Shabana, and Falak; and a brother, Jameel. After his dad passes away, Aamir re-locates to Britain, studies, obtains a medical degree, and returns home. Upon arrival at Mumbai Airport, he is hassled by the Customs Officer and his baggage is searched several times. Finally, he is permitted to leave. Outside the airport he is approached by two men on a motorbike, and one of them hands him a cellphone. Aamir accepts the cellphone and thus begins his nightmare that will propel him all the way to Dongri, then to Bhendi Bazar, where he will be given a red suitcase containing cash. He will be told that he must deliver this suitcase at another location within a specified time or else his family will all be killed. Aamir agrees to do so but before he could even arrive at the location, the suitcase gets stolen. The question remains: will Aamir be able to locate it and deliver it ... Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Deliver unspeakable terror or lose everyone you love... See more »

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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

6 June 2008 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Амир See more »

Filming Locations:

Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

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INR 50,000,000 (estimated)
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Dolby Digital

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Remake of a Fillipino movie Cavite See more »

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Remade as Aal (2014) See more »

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Ek Lau
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Mumbai's Underbelly seen like never before.

In the midst of writing my first screenplay, I was keenly observing reviews from my close ones about the movies they liked and disliked and the reasons for them. I acquainted myself to the grim reality that people still don't want to see something real on the silver screen. Movies are a getaway from reality and there is this unanimous love for their stars. That's why our movies are about glamor, glitz and almost always no impressive storyline. Aamir is fantastically different to the clichéd movie world, we live in India. Cinematography reminiscent of the great Nicolas Roeg's lens work, Alphonse Roy is the hot new talent to watch out for. He managed something that a lot of movies based in Mumbai could not...the only notable exceptions being Slumdog Millionaire and Salaam Bombay. It has a gripping plot and keeps you edgy but isn't devoid of a few Muslim stereotypes. That said, there are a whole lot of other pluses which make it a must watch. Rajeev Khandelwal looks dapper, plays his character and displays angst, fear and horror with great facial precision and makes you wonder why he has not been casted in another movie yet, are we all sleeping or are we just too obsessed with our stars? Editing is first rate, direction has a sense of purpose and the whole ensemble of actors plying their trade meaningfully gives Aamir a definite must watch tag. What is lacks is the finesse of an Anurag Kashyap screenplay, but still is a valiant attempt in trying to change the face of cinema in India. Aamir should be lauded, applauded and celebrated as one of the best, coming out from Bollywood factory in the year 2008.


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