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10 May 2006 (France) See more »
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A night in the life of a former Pakistani rock star who now sells coffee from his push cart on the streets of Manhattan. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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8 wins & 7 nominations See more »
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an independent triumph See more (30 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Ahmad Razvi ... Ahmad

Leticia Dolera ... Noemi

Charles Daniel Sandoval ... Mohammad

Ali Reza ... 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

Bill Lewis ... Final Customer
Abdelrahma Abdelaziz ... Friend at Bar
Ronak Ricky Patel ... Newstand Worker

Shaana Diya ... Club Worker
Bhavna Toor ... Ahmad's Wife
Adrian Quezada ... Ahmad's Baby
Atif Muhammad Mirza ... Atif the Stab Victim

Rao Rampilla ... Veterinarian (as R.N. Rao)
Issam Abdelkader ... Push Cart Garage Owner
Qamar Bukhari ... Guy in Karaoke

Asim Mujahid ... Guy in Karaoke

Mousa Kraish ... Guy in Karaoke
Mariam Sologashvili ... Customer

Thomas Russo ... Customer

Marc Bonnée ... Customer (as Marcus Bonnée)
Paul Ross ... Customer
Darryl Meadows ... Customer

Linda K. Alexis ... Customer
Damita Spencer ... Customer
Katherine Boyle ... Customer
David Boyle ... Customer
Edward Harper ... Customer
Ana Brzova ... Girl Outside Club
Katharyn Yew ... Karaoke Waitress
Cynthia Martín ... Girl in Limo
Sybil Prince ... Girl in Limo
Nicholas Elliott ... Falafel Customer
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Bandar Albuliwi ... Street Pedestrian
Afroz Hafeez ... Customer
Jesus A. Del Rosario Jr. ... P.O. Bentley (uncredited)

Kal Parekh ... Club Patron (uncredited)
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Directed by
Ramin Bahrani 
 
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Ramin Bahrani 

Produced by
Ramin Bahrani .... producer
Brian Bell .... co-producer
Bedford T. Bentley .... producer (as Bradford T. Bentley III)
Scott Booth .... executive producer
Tom Donahue .... co-producer
Pradip Ghosh .... producer
Anura Idupuganti .... co-producer
Vinay Jayaram .... executive producer
Sanjay Motwani .... executive producer
Lisa Muskat .... executive producer
Steve Sabba .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Peyman Yazdanian 
 
Cinematography by
Michael Simmonds (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Ramin Bahrani 
 
Art Direction by
Charles Dafler 
 
Costume Design by
Elena Kouvaros 
 
Production Management
Nicholas Frayn .... production manager
John Freund .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Nicholas Elliott .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Greg Bittar .... sound assistant
David Crabb .... additional foley editor
Tom Efinger .... sound re-recording mixer
Tom Efinger .... sound supervisor
Christof Gebert .... production sound mixer
Christof Gebert .... sound mixer
John Moros .... assistant sound editor
Abigail Savage .... sound designer
Nicholas Schenck .... adr editor
Brian Vancho .... foley artist
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Jon Higgins .... still photographer
Mark Koenig .... key gaffer
Katharina Rohrer .... assistant camera (as Kat Rohrer)
Katharina Rohrer .... assistant camera
 
Casting Department
Kimberly Hope .... casting associate (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Ed Beyer .... film timer
Christina Kelly .... assistant editor
Mike Maguire .... color corrector: high definition
John Rehberger .... on-line editor: high definition
Benjamin Stark .... assistant editor
Jane Tolmachyov .... color timer
John Wu .... first assistant editor
 
Music Department
Dual .... composer: additional original music
Sandra Trujillo .... music supervisor
 
Other crew
Hooman Bahrani .... manager: Noruz Films
David Frisco .... title designer
Aden Hakimi .... production assistant
Jesse Lehrhoff .... production assistant
Matt Luxenberg .... account executive: DuArt
Joe Monge .... vice president of video operations: DuArt
Sybil Prince .... intern
Himkar Tak .... intern
 
Thanks
Aravind Adiga .... special thanks
Bahareh Azimi .... special thanks
Patrick Haischer .... thanks
 

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14 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
an independent triumph, 8 October 2006
Author: (gsygsy) from london uk

Reaching out with meaning far beyond its melancholy central story, this is an excellent film. It is, in simple terms, the tale of Ahmed, former rock star from Pakistan who finds himself, by way of domestic misfortune, pushing his coffee-and-donuts cart through the streets of NYC to make a living. Opportunities to escape his lonely lot come his way. Will he/won't he take them? But it's more than that: it's a story of the gulf between rich and poor; of the sensitive and the brutish; the pecking order of immigrants in the so-called Melting Pot; and of course the position in particular of Muslim immigrants post 9/11. In the end, Ahmed's cart becomes a symbol of the burdens that we give ourselves, that we don't know how to let go of, even when the chance comes to do so. It's beautifully photographed, superbly acted. A true independent.

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