Man Push Cart (2005)

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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.


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8 October 2006 | gsygsy
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| an independent triumph
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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Release Date:

10 May 2006

Language

English, Urdu


Country of Origin

USA

Filming Locations

New York City, New York, USA

Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,694 10 September 2006

Gross USA:

$36,608

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$55,903

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