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Man Push Cart (2005)

Not Rated | | Drama | 10 May 2006 (France)
A night in the life of a former Pakistani rock star who now sells coffee from his push cart on the streets of Manhattan.

Director:

Ramin Bahrani

Writer:

Ramin Bahrani

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This film adaptation of the Man Booker Prize-winning bestseller tells the story of Balram Halwai, a man born to poverty in a village in India, and his epic journey to the top of the heap.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ahmad Razvi ... Ahmad
Leticia Dolera ... Noemi
Charles Daniel Sandoval ... Mohammad
Ali Reza ... Manish
Farooq 'Duke' Muhammad Farooq 'Duke' Muhammad ... Duke
Panicker Upendran Panicker Upendran ... Noori (as Upendran K. Panicker)
Arun Lal Arun Lal ... Father-in-Law
Razia Mujahid Razia Mujahid ... Mother-in-Law
Hassan Razvi Hassan Razvi ... Ahmad's son
Mustafa Razvi Mustafa Razvi ... Pakistani Driver
Altaf Houssein Altaf Houssein ... Altaf
Bill Lewis ... Final Customer
Abdelrahma Abdelaziz Abdelrahma Abdelaziz ... Friend at Bar
Ronak Ricky Patel Ronak Ricky Patel ... Newstand Worker
Shaana Levy ... Club Worker (as Shaana Diya)
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Storyline

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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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Urdu

Release Date:

10 May 2006 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Anthropos sprohnei karotsi See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Pakistani Rockstar Atif Aslam's three songs were included in the film. "Aadat" is the main track while portions of the songs "Ehsaas" and "Yakeen" are also introduced in the film. All are taken from the album Jal Pari. See more »

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A real new New York film!
21 December 2005 | by s-andrews78See all my reviews

I just came back from a trip to New York and I was reminded of a film I had seen a couple months prior at the London Film Festival, Man Push Cart.

The film so honestly and beautifully captured what New York felt like when I was walking in the bitter cold streets. I had liked the film when I saw it, but walking on the streets I could not get the images out of my head. It had stayed with me since then. The cinematography is really beautiful and the main actor is really, really good. The director said in the Q&A that he is not an actor, but a real push cart vendor. So of course I bought a tea and bagel from one of the vendors and said hello!

The film IS New York, but could just as easily have happened here in London. It made me look at that invisible person who we see all the time around us here in London and that they are people with lives, and dreams. Very sincere and honest.

It is a really good film. I recommend you see it.


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