A Passage to Ottawa (2001)

PG   |    |  Drama, Family


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Omi, a seven-year old East Indian boy is sent to Ottawa to live with his uncle due to his mother's illness back home. He has no father and unaware that his mother is likely to die, Omi ... See full summary »


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  • Jim Codrington and Amy Sobol in A Passage to Ottawa (2001)
  • Nabil Mehta in A Passage to Ottawa (2001)
  • Amy Sobol and Nabil Mehta in A Passage to Ottawa (2001)
  • Nabil Mehta in A Passage to Ottawa (2001)
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22 April 2003 | mrchaos33
Good family film
A rarity among independent films, Passage To Ottawa is a family drama, suitable for kids and engaging enough to keep adults interested. Omi (Nabil Mehta) is a seven-year old East Indian boy sent to live with relatives in Ottawa when his mother falls ill. He believes he is on a quest to find a super-hero who will save his mother. Roland, (Jim Codrington) the captain of a local tour boat seems to fit the bill. The two form an emotional connection, as Roland begins a romance with Safia, (Amy Sobol) Omi's lively cousin. Nice naturalistic performances from a mixed cast of amateurs and professionals coupled with sure handed direction from India-born, Russian trained, Canadian resident Gaurav Seth add up to a sweet family movie, that champions the virtues of multi-culturalism. Recommended.

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