Amal

Details
Genre:
Drama
Run Times:
101 min
Language:
English, Hindi (w. English Subtitles)
Cast:
Rupinder Nagra, Koel Purie, Naseeruddin Shah, Roshan Seth, Seema Biswas, Vik Sahay, Tanisha Chatterjee
Director:
Richie Mehta
Writer:
Richie Mehta, Shaun Mehta
Plot Summary

AMAL is an emotionally evocative story about an auto-rickshaw driver in New Delhi (Amal) who is content with his small, but vital role in life.  One day he drives an eccentric billionaire (G.K. Jayaram) who, disguised as a vagabond, is searching the streets for the last morsel of humanity and someone he can leave all his money to, and Amal’s life may change forever.  AMAL serves up a visual feast for audiences. Filmed on location in New Delhi, India, this modern day fable asks the important question of what success means to each individual, and ultimately reveals to audiences that the poorest of men are sometimes the richest.

Festivals and Awards

Santa Barbara International Film Festival, USA, January 2008
Berlin International Film Festival, Germany, February 2008
Miami International Film Festival, USA, February 2008
Bermuda Film Festival, Bermuda, March 2008
San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival, USA, March 2008
AFI Dallas, USA, March 2008
Sonoma Valley Film Festival, USA, April 2008
Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, Czech Republic, July 2008
International Film Festival of the Spirit, February 2009
Gasparilla International Film Festival, USA, February 2009
San Luis Obispo International Film Festival, USA, March 2009
Winner: Audience Award for Best Feature Film
Salisbury International Art Festival, UK, May 2009
Sedona International Film Festival, USA, May 2009