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Man Push Cart (2005)

A night in the life of a former Pakistani rock star who now sells coffee from his push cart on the streets of Manhattan.

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Ahmad
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Noemi
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Mohammad
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Manish
Farooq 'Duke' Muhammad ...
Duke
Panicker Upendran ...
Noori (as Upendran K. Panicker)
Arun Lal ...
Father-in-Law
Razia Mujahid ...
Mother-in-Law
Hassan Razvi ...
Ahmad's son
Mustafa Razvi ...
Pakistani Driver
Altaf Houssein ...
Altaf
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Final Customer
Abdelrahma Abdelaziz ...
Friend at Bar
Ronak Ricky Patel ...
Newstand Worker
Shaana Levy ...
Club Worker (as Shaana Diya)
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Every night while the city sleeps, Ahmad, a Pakistani immigrant, struggles to drag his heavy cart along the streets of New York to his corner in Midtown Manhattan. And every morning, from inside his cart he sells coffee and donuts to a city he cannot call his own. He is the worker found on every street corner in every city. He is a man who wonders if he will ever escape his fate. Written by Anonymous

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10 May 2006 (France)  »

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Man Push Cart - EXCELLENT
10 February 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I sat in the theater at Sundance, watching this movie of my friend, Ahmad Razvi, and have to say that I was completely transformed watching him in real life to the screen.

The movie some may think as a bleak, no-hope film. I mean, I will agree at times just that. Honestly seemed like there wasn't a break for Ahmad. The movie is about a man who makes his living in those little metal pushcarts in NYC. Pretty much his day to day experiences, fights, hopes and sorrows. He has a son that his in-laws will not allow him to see because they believe that he is the cause of their daughter's death. His wife's death isn't something seen in the movie but there are a lot of pieces where its alluded too. At the end of the movie, you see two men pushing a cart, one helping the other. I would have to say that this is ray of hope - a new beginning possibly for Ahmad, the man inside the cart maybe for us as well.

After the movie, there is a section of Q & A which I found interesting. According to the director, he shot everything in a "box". Every seen is like that...just like life, there are boundaries. Things that we can't see beyond or even get around. That came through the movie with how dark it was filmed and even the music that was set with it.

It is an awesome film that begins with bleakness but ends in hope. Maybe its a road map for something bigger.


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