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When a destitute New Delhi rickshaw driver generously allows his eccentric passenger to dodge his fare, the generous act sends his fate careening in a wholly unanticipated direction in first time filmmaker Richie Mehta's heartfelt portrait of early-21st Century India. Amal (Rupinder Nagra) drives a motorized rickshaw on the crowded streets of New Delhi. One day, while spiriting a beautiful fare to her destination, the passenger's purse is snatched by a pint-sized cutpurse. Determined to rescue the woman's valuables, Amal gives chase to the little girl, who is stricken by a car… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 100%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Moving ending won't satisfy all viewers, but shows admirable devotion to the film's notion that "Sometimes the poorest of men are the richest.""
‑ Justin Chang, Variety
"However one measures success, though, Amal is unquestionably a rich cinematic experience."
‑ Chad Greene, Boxoffice Magazine
"There is nothing obvious about the story, which moves carefully and unpredictably, taking us through the streets of Delhi with a view from the back of a rickshaw."
‑ Linda Barnard, Toronto Star
"Accept it without cynicism and it shines, a light along the path as we explore human nature through cinema."
‑ Bruce Kirkland, Jam! Movies
"Most of the actors invest their characters with enough warmth to render them fully human."
‑ Jason Anderson, Globe and Mail
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