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Adaminte Makan Abu (2011)

A poor aging couple struggle to fulfill their lifelong dream of going to Mecca for pilgrimage.

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Salim Ahmed

Writer:

Salim Ahmed
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Cast

Credited cast:
Salim Kumar ... Abu
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
M.R. Gopakumar ... Sulaiman
Jaffer Idukki ... Photographer
Sasi Kalinga ... Kabeer
Vinod Kovoor ... Moitheen
Kalabhavan Mani ... Johnson
Ambika Mohan
Mukesh ... Ashraf
T.S. Raju ... Assainar Haji
Antony Thekkek ... Ustad (as Thampi Antony)
Suraaj Venjarammoodu ... Hyder
Nedumudi Venu ... Master
Zarina Wahab ... Aisumma
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Storyline

Abu and Aisumma are an aging Muslim couple. Their aspiration is to go for Hajj and they make many sacrifices to achieve this aim. Now in their late 70s, they decide that they will go for Hajj that year. Abu, being a true Muslim, wants to go for Hajj only according to all diktats of Islam. Good-natured people try to help him by loaning the amount, but since this is against the accepted practices of the religion, he refuses to take them. Finally, they are not able to go. On the dawn of the Hajj, Abu tells his wife that they will go the next year. He goes to the mosque to pray on the Hajj morning. Written by Anonymous

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Drama

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Country:

India

Language:

Malayalam

Release Date:

24 June 2011 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Abu, Son of Adam See more »

Filming Locations:

Trichur, Kerala, India

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Budget:

INR 15,000,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Allens Media See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (Dolby 5.1)

Color:

Color | Color (35 mm version)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Heart touching
17 October 2011 | by Shyam Prasad KumpatiSee all my reviews

I have always wondered why no-one from India makes movies like 'Children of heaven'/'Color of paradise'/'Baran'..in short I always longed to see an India director doing movies very much like that of Majidi Majidi..I am so glad, I finally found one in the form of Salim Ahamed, a débutant director from Kerala. Without revealing the story much, the movie is all about old couple, whose last wish is to go to Hajj and what happens in the process..story telling is very profound and heavenly with some outstanding background score and cinematography.

Anyone with real taste in movies should not miss this precious jewel. No wonder why it is an Oscar nominee from India this year.


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