UCLA graduate Kaju (Sensharma) returns to India, the country of her birth, and discovers that her adoptive family hasn’t told her the full truth about what happened to the biological parents she never knew. Subjected to censorship in India for raising the issue of government complicity in the wave of anti-Sikh violence that followed the 1984 assassination of Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, Amu effectively grounds its political concerns in Kaju’s credible struggle for identity. Still, the movie has its share of wobbly moments, and the resolution feels a bit like a cop-out.
Friday May 25 2007
Konkona Sen Sharma