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Well Done Abba! (2009)

A mild mannered chauffeur finds that the government in his parched village is giving loans to dig one's own well. After fudged photographs and bribes, he has no loan amount left to build his well. Aggrieved, he protests by abjuring water.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Armaan Ali / Rehman Ali
... Muskan Ali
Sammir Dattani ... Arif Ali
... Salma Ali
... Vikas Jha - Sub engineer
... Malti - Jha's wife
... Srikant Reddy - Police inspector (as Rajit Kapur)
... Rustam - Police constable
... Ramiyya - Police constable
... Irrigation Minister - Mantri Garu
... Rohan Kapoor
... Janardhan Reddy
... Raghav Reddy - Photographer
Lalit Tiwari ... Meherban Ali - Arif's father
... Sakina
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This is the story of Armaan Ali, a driver working for a senior executive in Mumbai. He takes a month's leave to find a husband for his teenage daughter, who lives near Hyderabad. When he is delayed and returns to work after three months, his employer threatens to sack him. But he is persuaded to listen to the reason for Armaan Ali's delay. The story he relates is delightful, hilarious -- and poignant. Written by DDA PR

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Abba Ka Kuan  »

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This movie won the 2009 National Film Award for Best Film on Social Issues. It is the remake of the 2007 Marathi film, Jau Tithe Khau. It was based on three short stories: Narsaiyyan Ki Bavdi by Jeelani Bano, Phulwa Ka Pul by Sanjeev and Still Waters by Jayant Kripalani. See more »

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Written by Swanand Kirkire
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Performed by Shreya Ghoshal and Rupankar
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This movie is close to Boman Irani's heart, rightly so.
17 August 2012 | by See all my reviews

In a recent interview given to a reporter after movie "Ferrari ki Sawari", a question was asked from Boman that which movie is closest to his heart. Boman modestly answered that all the movies are special but "Well done Abba" has a special place in his heart.

Though it's quite old movie, I only watched it in fractions until today when I watched it completely and throughly enjoyed every single moment of it.

It's another brilliant performance by the versatile Boman Irani and the other characters in the movie are crafted nicely as well. And the movie does leave a mark on your heart.

The well known situation of corruption at every level is portrayed in a light hearted manner and how Abba fights with it is a treat to watch. This reminds me of the movies like "Khosla ka Ghosla" which is a story of another common man and how he faces and overcomes the challenges with the support of family and friends.

If you still haven't watched it for some reason, put it towards the top in your Watchlist! ;)


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