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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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Shyam Benegal

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Jayant Kripalani (screenplay), Sanjeev (based on a short story by) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Boman Irani ... Armaan Ali / Rehman Ali
Minissha Lamba ... Muskan Ali
Sammir Dattani ... Arif Ali
Ila Arun ... Salma Ali
Ravi Kishan ... Vikas Jha - Sub engineer
Sonali Kulkarni ... Malti - Jha's wife
Rajit Kapoor ... Srikant Reddy - Police inspector (as Rajit Kapur)
Ravi Jhankal ... Rustam - Police constable
Yashpal Sharma ... Ramiyya - Police constable
Rajendra Gupta ... Irrigation Minister - Mantri Garu
Rahul Singh ... Rohan Kapoor
Salim Ghouse ... Janardhan Reddy
Satish Sharma ... Raghav Reddy - Photographer
Lalit Tiwari Lalit Tiwari ... Meherban Ali - Arif's father
Anaitha Nair ... 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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India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

26 March 2010 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Abba Ka Kuan See more »

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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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Well Done Abba - Not So Well Done
12 November 2010 | by IloveHanksSee all my reviews

Good movie, I always liked Boman Irani and thought he was a very good actor. But unfortunately he has given a pathetic performance here

This movie could have been so much better , a master piece in fact but like uncountable Bollywood movies it ends up short in just being a good movie.

It tells us the story of a below middle class Muslim father who wants to get his daughter married and takes a month off from his work to go to his village and find suitors for his daughter. As he goes to his village, he is compounded by many problems that face any average villager in India.

In a nutshell this is a story of an average villager in India. It is a good movie, but had the potential to be a classic, had the performances been better. It also has very serious editing issues that should have been addressed. There are various superfluous sub-plots that do no contribute in any manner to the movie. Hence it just ends up being a good movie

7/2\10


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