Amu (2006)




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Kaju, a 21-year-old Indian American woman, returns to India to visit her family, only to stumble upon secrets and lies from her past. A horrifying genocide that took place 20 years ago turns out to hold the key to her mysterious origins.

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama
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Written By: Shonali Bose
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On DVD: Dec 2, 2008
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Critic Reviews for Amu

All Critics (26) | Top Critics (17)

Shot with remarkable confidence and an understated eloquence.

Full Review… | June 21, 2007
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Less about finger-pointing than a plea for India to confront its past.

June 15, 2007
Hollywood Reporter
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An admirable labor of love that stumbles dramatically but gets along on its sincere good intentions.

Full Review… | June 14, 2007
Los Angeles Times
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The flashback sequences are vibrant and intense, and the film's long closing shot is so dense with feeling for a nation and its people that Bose deserves to be noted as a filmmaker to watch.

Full Review… | June 14, 2007
L.A. Weekly
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[Amu] is clearly a labor of love for the activist filmmaker, as she breaks all the traditional inhibitions of Bollywood to remind the world of -- and, for most of us, reveal for the first time -- one of the most shameful episodes in Indian history.

Full Review… | May 30, 2007
New York Observer
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In Shonali Bose's tightly constructed debut feature (2005) a young Indian-American woman from Los Angeles returns to Delhi for the first time since childhood to visit her relatives.

Full Review… | May 25, 2007
Chicago Reader
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Audience Reviews for Amu

An intriguing movie that follows a young woman's journey into discovering the mystery about her past. With a new friend in tow, Kabir helps Kaju try to discover the truth about the range of secrets that her mother isn't telling her. Her search leads to a shocking realization about her true identity and those she has long forgotten about.
Konkona Sen Sharma, Ankur Khanna, Brinda Karat, Choiti Ghosh, and Yashpal Sharma stars. Worth seeing!!

Leo L

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This movie is full of everything....a sad, but true story.

....this keeps on happening in other countries to this day!!

Gustavo Ruiz-Bonilla

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