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  • Summary: Loathe to take over the family hair-oil business, young Vishnu jumps at the chance to drive his uncle’s beat-up Chevy truck across India to its new owner. The young runaway, wandering old entertainer, and beautiful woman he picks up along the way make for a magical journey that will changeLoathe to take over the family hair-oil business, young Vishnu jumps at the chance to drive his uncle’s beat-up Chevy truck across India to its new owner. The young runaway, wandering old entertainer, and beautiful woman he picks up along the way make for a magical journey that will change Vishnu’s life. With the sumptuous landscape of India as his canvas, director Dev Benegal paints a delightfully original road movie. (Tribeca Film) Expand
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  1. A rousing fable drenched in Indian "magic realism" pays tribute to the enchantment of movies.
  2. Reviewed by: Joe Leydon
    70
    A modestly amusing dramedy that is all the more pleasant for its fleeting detours into cheeky fantasy.
  3. Reviewed by: Rachel Saltz
    50
    Rambles along amiably and predictably enough, stopping now and again to glory in the “magic of cinema.” But the film falters at dramatic moments.