Well Done Abba

CastBoman Irani, Minissha Lamba, Sameer Dattani, Ravi Kissen, Ila Arun
DirectorShyam Benegal
Music DirectorShantanu Moitra
CinematographyRajan Kothari
EditorAseem Sinha
BannerReliance Big Pictures


Boman Irani: Armaan Ali
Armaan Ali is a chauffeur working for a Senior Executive in Mumbai. He is a widower and has a feisty teenage daughter Muskaan Ali who stays with his brother Rehman Ali and his wife Salma Ali in a small town Chikkatpally near Hyderabad. Armaan Ali is a timid yet a god - fearing honest man who believes in keeping everyone happy even if it is at the cost of his values and principals. He is the quintessential God's fool, but eventually decides to take a firm stance in life, which may change some things forever.
Minissha Lamba: Muskaan Ali
Muskaan Ali is the spirited teenage daughter of Armaan Ali who stays with her uncle and aunt in Chikkatpally near Hyderabad. Unlike her timorous father, Muskaan is an educated and empowered girl who does not shy from calling a spade a spade. She also shares a bitter - sweet relationship with Arif Ali, a young garage mechanic in Chikkatpally.
Sammir Dattani: Arif Ali
Arif Ali is a motor mechanic who works in his father's garage. He is often made fin of on account of his limp. Arif gives up his studies and job in Hyderabad to come back and support his ailing father. He finds a friend and confidante in Muskaan Ali.
Ila Arun: Salma Ali
Salma Ali is a loud- mouthed brash aunt of Muskaan Ali. Along with her husband, Rahman Ali, she does petty thefts in and around Chikkatpally and swindle people. Her brother-in -law Armaan Ali is fed - up with her constant lies but gets entrapped every time.
Rajit Kapoor: Srikant Reddy
Inspector Reddy, a bumbling cop, gets posted at the Chikkatpally Police station by his father-in-law so he could make a fortune by taking bribes, but he is quite the contrary. He does know what to do about the weird cases that he gets everyday at the station and a nagging wife at home who constantly draws comparisons between her successful father and worthless husband.

Well Done Abba is the story of Armaan Ali, a driver working for a Senior Executive in Mumbai, who goes on leave. He wants to find a match for his teenage daughter, who stays with his brother Rehman Ali and his wife Salma. When Armaan returns to work after 3 months his young employer wants to sack him.
But Armaan Ali has a story to tell. The story he tells is a humorous and often hilarious account of the events and happenings that delayed him from returning after a month. He avails a government scheme to dig a well in his agricultural patch. Things spiral out of control so much so that the Government is about to collapse! The question remains, how true is this compelling story!
The film is a political satire that veers from the farcical to the often witty and sharp but largely ironic comedy without losing sight of its control theme that deals with the many development projects that the government has initiated which frequently get hijacked by systemic corruption.

Courtesy: Bollywood Hungama


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