"The Indian" is a touching drama about a negligent father who must face the son he abandoned years earlier, and the emotional wreckage he caused, in order to obtain a life-saving transplant... See full summary »
A Mumbai teen who grew up in the slums, becomes a contestant on the Indian version of "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?" He is arrested under suspicion of cheating, and while being interrogated, events from his life history are shown which explain why he knows the answers.
"The Indian" is a touching drama about a negligent father who must face the son he abandoned years earlier, and the emotional wreckage he caused, in order to obtain a life-saving transplant. The father hires a beautiful young mechanic to help restore an old Indian motorbike and uses her and the restoration process to manipulate his troubled teenage son's emotions. Complications arise when the father has difficulty maintaining the lie to both his son and himself. Written by
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I had the opportunity of seeing this movie at the Cinema City International Film Festival last September. I had read only great reviews about it and was anxious to see the film. I was not disappointed, and I actually enjoyed the film even more than I had anticipated. The cast does an excellent job at portraying their characters and making the audience understand what they are going through. The message of the movie is gold, and it could perhaps leave you in tears. I know people cried in the theater I viewed it in.
I wrote a full review of this film shortly after seeing it and it is posted on the official Myspace page for "The Indian". Apparently I cannot post the link here, but you can visit the Myspace page through the movie's official site.
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