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Amal

May 1, 2009

A few weeks ago I watched this critically acclaimed movie based on a short story of the same title by Canadian writer Shaun Mehta. The movie is slow and mainly caters to those who appreciate serious cinema. Talking about my taste, I’ve always appreciated such movies.

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The story is about an eccentric old man whose path crosses with Amal and impressed from his humility he bequeathes him his entire estate before passing away. Does Amal get the inheritance in the presence of the old man’s greedy sons? And does Amal know about how rich he could become by signing the paper is the story.

The best scene of the movie is when old man’s son is shown playing gamble in casino while on the other hand the rickshaw driver gambles with life by mortgaging his rickshaw – his only source of income.

a slice of life

The story of the movie impressed me too much. A young writer has written about a character – the rickshaw wala – that we usually find in Ashfaq Ahmad’s stories. The movie is fairly good. At least it is worth watching once. I’d like to read more of Mehta’s work/stories.

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9 Comments leave one →
  1. Asma Ahsan permalink
    May 1, 2009 9:53 pm

    I will watch it just because you have recommended it. 🙂

    • Ayesha permalink
      May 2, 2009 5:10 am

      Do watch it but it is a little slow… which is common with off beat movies
      🙂

  2. Asma Ahsan permalink
    May 2, 2009 9:22 am

    Some are amazingly good though in terms of a good plot. People have a wierd taste in movies – sometimes I like a movie that is low budet and slow just because the story line appeals to me. Others may think its crap!

    Its personal choice I guess. 🙂

    I used to read classics in my teens – my friends thought I had lost it! 😉

  3. Asma Ahsan permalink
    May 2, 2009 9:23 am

    *low BUDGET* Sorry about spells! 😛

    • Ayesha permalink
      May 2, 2009 7:36 pm

      The story touched me. I think characters like rickshaw wala are very rare
      but somewhere they do exist.

  4. May 2, 2009 10:13 am

    I’ll watch it too 🙂
    I like such kinda movies.

    • Ayesha permalink
      May 2, 2009 7:36 pm

      CAV: Yes, watch it. Hope you won’t be disappointed 🙂

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