Abu, Son of Adam

Abu, Son of Adam  {Adaminte Makan Abu}
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Abu, Son of Adam
Adaminte Makan Abu
India, 2011, 101 Minute Running Time
Topics: Asian, Drama, Religion, Seniors
Program: Awards Buzz : Best Foreign Language Film
Language: Malayalam English Sub-Titles

Aging Abu and his wife share the lifelong dream of devout Muslims to go on a religious pilgrimage to Mecca before they die. They register their names with a travel agent but soon realize that their ambition will require severe sacrifices. They sell everything they have of any value including the jackfruit tree in front of their house. Although the tree is found to be hollow and the timber merchant is willing to take the loss, Abu–being a true Muslim–will only accept money to go to Hajj according to the principles of Islam and turns down the offer. This rare tale of Muslim community life in the South Indian state of Kerala has received the most coveted awards in India and is India’s submission to the Academy for Best Foreign Language Film. It’s a quiet, contemplative film in which one man’s sincerity and virtue shines through, and is reflected in the kindness and philanthropy of those he meets in other walks of life. Winner: Gold Lotus (Best Film), Indian National Film Awards

Director Salim Ahamed and Actress Zarina Wahab are expected to attend both screenings.

DIRECTOR: Salim Ahamed
Producer: Salim Ahamed, Ashraf Bedi
Editor: Vijay Shankar
Screenwriter: Salim Ahamed
Cinematographer: Madhu Ambat
Music: Isaac Thomas Kottukappally
Principal Cast: Salim Kumar, Zarina Wahab, MR Gopakumar, Mukesh, Kalabhavan Mani
Filmography: Debut Feature
Print Source: Allens Media

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