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.
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.
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.