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A story about a single women (a Mom) and dreams on her Daughter.

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Nitesh Tiwari (story), Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari (screenplay & dialogue) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Swara Bhaskar ... Chanda Sahay
Ratna Pathak Shah ... Dr. Diwan (as Ratna Pathak)
Riya Shukla ... Apeksha Sahay
Pankaj Tripathi ... Principal Shrivastava (as Pankaj Tripathy)
Neha Prajapati Neha Prajapati ... Sweety
Prashant Tiwari Prashant Tiwari ... Pintu
Vishal Nath Vishal Nath ... Amar
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ganesh Kumar Ganesh Kumar ... Hindi teacher
Sanjay Suri ... District Collector
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Storyline

Appu is a class 10th student and is giving up on studies, because she knows her mother will not be able to provide for her higher studies. Her mother tries hard and even enrolled her for maths tuition but Appu thinks only children of rich parents become doctors or engineers and believes she'll end up being a maid too like her mother. But one day her mother gets a chance to continue her Education.. Written by Mohammed Naushad

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Drama | Family

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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

22 April 2016 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Chanda, une mère indienne See more »

Filming Locations:

Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India

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Stereo (Songs Mixed by Chester Misquitta @Pluginn Studio's)| Dolby Digital | DTS

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

It's director Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari's debut film in Bollywood and she is also the wife of "Dangal" film director Nitesh Tiwari. See more »

Goofs

In the final scene, UPSC Interviewer says to Apeksha that she opted Maths as optional subject in Mains exam and scored good marks. In reality, the UPSC interview panel doesn't know how much marks a candidate has scored in mains exam. See more »

Quotes

Chanda Sahay: What do you Want to be?Tell me, dear... you must have thought something.
Apeksha Sahay: What's to think?
Chanda Sahay: Tell me
Apeksha Sahay: I will be a maid.
Chanda Sahay: What will you be? Maid?
Apeksha Sahay: A engineer's son becomes an engineer... and a doctor's son, becomes a doctor.What else can a maid's daughter he? Maid. It's that simple.
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Connections

Remade as Udhaharanam Sujatha (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

Maths Mein Dabba Gul
Lyrics: Nitesh Tiwari
Singer: Rohan Utpat & Aarti Shenai
Composed by: Rohan-Vinayak
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One of the best movie to come out of Bollywood.
12 July 2016 | by cybercyborgSee all my reviews

The acting was superb, direction and the screenplay was good too. The movie was so realistic unlike most of the school based movies, this was centered in a govt school where most of the India get educated. The movie is an inspiration for people with few resources and high hopes and dreams. It will motivate you to walk that extra mile to achieve your dreams. The movie is also an answer to those who always blame their fortune, financial status and let them come in between them and their dreams. The film also shows the eternal love of a mother towards her child and how she sacrifices her life to provide her child with all the comfort which she herself was deprived from. I loved the setting of this movie. It felt so realistic and beautiful. Plus the characters were so inspiring like the math genius Amar and the District collector. The sad part is these kinda movies don't make much in the box office. The audience prefer crap like prdp, wanted, dabangg. Movies with no moral and no sense at all. I hope makers of this, masaan, manjhi, gangs of wasseyur don't stop making these for they don' make enough in the box office. because someone has to keep making these to keep our faith alive in Bollywood.


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