Iqbal & the Jewel of India

Oliver Zahle, Denmark, 2018

76 min.DK/FeatureAdventureChildren's films, Family films

Iqbal wakes up one morning to the news that Aunt Fatwa has been named Guardian of The Jewel of India – a noble Indian distinction. Eager to skip school Iqbal persuade his dad to take the whole family to India on the occasion. But when Iqbal sets off a domino effect of chaos during a church visit with his class, he gets expelled from his school. Iqbal’s father decides that Iqbal has to stay home from India as punishment. Determent to prove that he can take responsibility Iqbal arranges with Aunt Fatwa, behind his father’s back, that he can start in an Indian school. Aunt Fatwa arranges for Iqbal to have a mentor, the very smart and same-aged girl, Abhaya. But when The Jewel of India gets stolen Iqbal’s dream of an easy-trip to India becomes a nightmare…
Basic information Credits Materials
Original title Iqbal & Den Indiske Juvel
Danish title Iqbal & Den Indiske Juvel
Director Oliver Zahle
Screenplay Mikael Olsen
Producer Christian Steengaard Potalivo, Mikael Olsen
Director of Photography Martin Top Jacobsen
Editor Marlene Billie Andreasen
Sound Hans Møller, Mick Raaschou
Composer Halfdan E
Production designer Nikolaj Danielsen, M. Wan Sputnick
Casting Tine Sætter-Lassen
Appearance Hircano Soares, Liv Leman Brandorf, Arien Alexander Takiar, Runi Lewerissa
Production country Denmark
Domestic distribution SF Studios, SF Distribution
International sales SF Studios
Danish theatrical release 20.09.2018
Comment Second feature film by Oliver Zahle, who has worked in radio and TV hosting children’s programmes and as writer/director of satirical shows. The film is the third feature about Iqbal, based on a book series by Manu Sareen. Zahle also directed the previous film in the series, 'Iqbal & the Superchip.'
DFI subsidy Markedsordningen
Danish rating Not recommended for children under 7
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Production company
Executive Producer Miso Film
With support from Det Danske Filminstitut
Domestic distribution SF Studios, SF Distribution


Direction Oliver Zahle
1st assistant director Antony Castle
2nd assistant director Ankur Singh
Continuity Susanne Falck
Casting Tine Sætter-Lassen
Extras coordinator Anita Juel Lystbæk


Screenplay Mikael Olsen


Producer Christian Steengaard Potalivo
Producer Mikael Olsen
Line producer Claus Willadsen
Post-production supervisor Nanna van Elk
Executive producer Peter Bose
Executive producer Jonas Allen
Production manager Anna Tolnov
Production coordinator Nina Tipsmark
Production assistant Janni Schou Thomsen
Location manager Thomas Roos
Location assistant Janni Schou Thomsen
Location scout Anders Giversen
Location scout Niels Okking
Location scout Jesper Ray


Cinematographer Martin Top Jacobsen
First assistant camera Lars Krogsgaard
First assistant camera Franz A. Borde
Video assistant Katharina Juul-Andersen
Video assistant Anne Mette Stræde
2nd camera operator Dror Kasinsky
B-camera operator Mikkel Find
Key grip Rune A. Egegaard
Video assistant Asker Frølund Andersen


Still photographer Per Arnesen

Electrical dept.

Gaffer Niels Dose
Best boy Stine Hein
Assistant lighting technician Jonathan Kjærgaard
Assistant lighting technician David Edward Sizemore
Best boy Jacob Molberg
Best boy Emil Kaae


Editor Marlene Billie Andreasen
B-editor Esben Bay Grundsøe
Avid supervisor Simon Harder


Composer Halfdan E

Production design

Production designer Nikolaj Danielsen
Production designer M. Wan Sputnick
Property master Frantz Dahl
Set dresser Anjanée Worm Rose Clifford
Set dresser Esben Mourier
Set decorator Mads Koppel
Assistant Pernille Nydal


Key costumer Grith Rahbek
Costume on set Marie Kleis


Makeup designer Susanne Søbye
Makeup artist Helena Hørdum


Sound designer Hans Møller
Sound engineer Mick Raaschou
Boom operator Lars Robin Gerrild

Special effects

SFX Hummer Højmark

Visual effects

VFX supervisor Martin Madsen


Stunt double Dennis Albrechtsen


Iqbal Farooq Hircano Soares
Sille Liv Leman Brandorf
Tariq Farooq Arien Alexander Takiar
Far Runi Lewerissa
Mor Ellie Jokar
Dindua Moowgliie Duissara
Tante Fatwa Tine Rangan Thiesgaard
Onkel Rafig Dar Salim
Baba Ganius Zlatko Buric
Viceværten hr. Wibrandt Torben Zeller
Læreren Jeppe Martin Brygmann
Abhaya Vidhi Hansen
Ambassadøren Lars Brygmann

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Reviews and articles

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Type Source Author Date
Artikel Morgenavisen Jyllandsposten Enggaard, Michael 2018-12-26
Artikel BT Nygaard, Kristian 2018-12-20
Anmeldelse Weekendavisen Green Jensen, Bo 2018-09-21
Anmeldelse BT Brunstrøm, Thomas 2018-09-20
Anmeldelse Morgenavisen Jyllandsposten Frank Rasmussen, Nanna 2018-09-20
Anmeldelse Politiken-Fonden Skotte Christensen, Kim 2018-09-20