Amal (2008)

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… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: September 20, 2008
DVD Release Date: January 13, 2009
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Critic Score: 100% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Justin Chang

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."

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Chad Greene
Boxoffice Magazine

However one measures success, though, Amal is unquestionably a rich cinematic experience.

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Linda Barnard
Toronto Star

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.

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Bruce Kirkland
Jam! Movies

Accept it without cynicism and it shines, a light along the path as we explore human nature through cinema.

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Jason Anderson
Globe and Mail

Most of the actors invest their characters with enough warmth to render them fully human.

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John Ballantine
A hidden gem. Amal is a fairy tale of the working poor in India that concludes with a moral of true happiness.