Run Times:
101 min
English, Hindi (w. English Subtitles)
Rupinder Nagra, Koel Purie, Naseeruddin Shah, Roshan Seth, Seema Biswas, Vik Sahay, Tanisha Chatterjee
Richie Mehta
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