Amu (2007)

Amu
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating None
Runtime 1hr 41mins.
Genres Drama, Foreign
Keywords political
Status Released
US Release Date
  
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Kaushik Guha Production Manager n/a 305 5000002
Neelima Goel Assistant Director n/a 163 5000003
Sanjay Bhattacharjee Line Producer n/a 161 5000001
Shonali Bose Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Geetha Ravishankar Associate Producer n/a 171 3000006
Uma Chakravarthi Associate Producer n/a 171 3000007
Lourdes Ambrose Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Bob Brooks Editor n/a 172 7000001
Resul Pookutty Sound Design n/a 120905 14000001
Resul Pookutty Sound Recordist n/a 331 14000002
Sujata Sharma Costume Designer n/a 169 13000001
Ayesha Punvani Production Designer n/a 164 9000001
Nandlal Nayak Music n/a 120781 8000001
Aidan Hill Co-Producer n/a 170 3000005
Atiya Bose Co-Producer n/a 170 3000004
Aparna Roy Actor Grandmother 1 1000005
Ashish Ghosh Actor Uncle 1 1000006
Chaiti Ghosh Actor Tuki 1 1000004
Ankur Khanna Actor Kabir 1 1000003
Brinda Karat Actor Keya 1 1000002
Ruma Ghosh Actor Aunt 1 1000007
Yashpal Sharma Actor Gobind 1 1000008
Bedabrata Pain Executive Producer n/a 174 3000002
Gurdip Singh Malik Executive Producer n/a 174 3000003
Shonali Bose Producer n/a 3 3000001
Shonali Bose Director n/a 2 2000001
Sanjay Kumar Actor n/a 1 1000009
Konkona Sen Sharma Actor Kaju 1 1000001
Synopsis
Kajori Roy, a 21-year-old Indian American woman, has lived in the US since the age of 3. After graduating from UCLA, Kaju goes to India to visit her relatives. There she meets Kabir, a college student from an upper class family who is disdainful of Kaju's wide-eyed wonder at discovering the "real India." Undeterred, Kaju visits the slums, crowded markets and roadside cafes of Delhi. In one slum she is struck by an odd feeling of déjà vu. Soon after she starts having nightmares. Kabir gets drawn into the mystery of why this is happening particularly when he discovers that she is adopted. Meanwhile Kaju's adoptive mother, Keya Roy, a single parent and civil rights activist in LA, arrives unannounced in Delhi. She is shocked to discover that Kaju has been visiting the slums. Although Kaju mistakes her mother's response for typical Indian over protectiveness, Keya's fears are deeper rooted. Slowly Kaju starts piecing together what happened to her birth parents, and mother and daughter clash as Kaju discovers she has been lied to her whole life. What was the truth? Why was it suppressed? As Kaju and Kabir undertake this quest they both discover their families' involvement with a manmade tragedy of immense proportions which took place twenty years ago in the capital city of India: the massacre of thousands of people of the Sikh faith.
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