Synopsis: Autorickshaw driver Amal is content with the small, but vital, role he serves - driving customers around New Delhi as quickly and safely as possible. But his sense of duty is tested by an eccentric, aging billionaire, who, moved by Amal's humility, bequeaths him his entire estate before passing away. With only one month to discover and claim the inheritance, Amal's struggles with duty and wealth are threatened by all those around him - from a young injured beggar girl and a lovely store merchant, to the danger of the old man's upper-caste friends and siblings, all seeking to claim their share of the riches.
Genre: Drama
Director(s): Richie Mehta
Production: Séville Pictures
  5 wins & 5 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
101 min

Where did you learn that?

From my father.

You're an idiot.

You'll die broke.

That should cover it.


Keep the three rupees.

I said keep it.

Sir, you said 37.

Consider it a tip.

No, sir.


What is your father's name?

Vijay Kumar, sir.

Take care, sir.

Hi, ma'am.

How's it going?

Count these.

Did you go back?

Yes, madam.

How is she?

Getting better.

See, I told you.

No need to feel guilty.

These things happen all the time.

Madam, I...

I couldn't sleep.

Look what I made.

It's not the strongest, but it'll hold.

Have you ever had your wallet stolen?

Last night,

I went through everything in my purse.

Most of it was junk.

It was useless for you to run after her.

These beggars are all the same.

My supplier has lots of these losers

around his place.

By the way, if you ever need anything,

he's a good guy to know.

Amal, if you ever need spare auto parts,

Subhash's brother owns a place

in Karol Bagh.

He'll give you a good deal.

Right, Subhash?

- Of course, ma'am.

- Good.


What the hell is this?

This isn't the same brand.

Why are you giving me this shit?

It's okay.

It's good water.

Good water? But you're charging me

the same for this shit?

But it's all the same.

I know this brand.

It sells for 12 rupees per bottle.

If you're selling for 8, I'll buy.

You sell it for 10.

What will I do with 2 rupees profit?

- But ma'am...

- I'm not paying.

You can't switch brands like that

without telling me.

I came to you because of your prices.

I drive with Amal because of his prices.

Amal, unload the water.

But ma'am, I have higher expenses.

I make nothing.

How long have I been coming to you?

Can't hold it in?

Drive luxury cars, dress in fancy clothes,

and you piss on our streets like a dog.

F*ck off.

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Richie Mehta

Richie Mehta (born in Mississauga, Ontario) is a Canadian film director and writer. His first feature film, Amal, was released in 2008, and was nominated for Best Motion Picture and Best Director at the 29th Genie Awards. His brother Shaun is a writer. Amal was based on a short story from his 2005 collection A Slice of Life. Richie and Shaun are not related to film director Deepa Mehta.Mehta attended the University of Toronto Mississauga as an undergraduate, and worked at The Medium, the UTM campus newspaper, as arts editor and editor-in-chief. In October 2015, Mehta teamed up with Ridley Scott and Anurag Kashyap for Google, as the executive producer for the documentary India in a Day. The project was for people across India to film a snapshot of their day and upload it on Google's official website. more…

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