City of Joy 1992

City of Joy

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Farmer Hasari Pal (Om Puri) moves his family to Calcutta to start a new life. Settling in the city's poorest area (the "city of joy"), he finds Texan doctor Max (Patrick Swayze), who has been assaulted and robbed, lying in the street. Hasari takes him to his district, where the homeless and lepers live. Max becomes friends with Hasari and clinic doctor Joan (Pauline Collins), and Hasari gets a job as a rickshaw driver. Max soon plunges into his new life.

Cast & Crew

Om Puri
Hazari Pal
Shabana Azmi
Kamla H. Pal
Ayesha Dharkar
Amrita H. Pal
Santu Chowdury
Shambu H. Pal
Art Malik
Ashok Ghatak
Dominique Lapierre
Writer (Book)
Mark Medoff
Writer (Screenplay)
Ennio Morricone
Original Music
Peter Biziou
Cinematographer
Gerry Hambling
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Critic Reviews for City of Joy

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Audience Reviews for City of Joy

  • Dec 06, 2008
    A fantastic depiction of the struggles of the Poor in Calcutta
    Tom E Super Reviewer
  • Oct 20, 2008
    One of the best films I have seen in many years!!<div style="width:250px;"><a href="http://www.flixster.com/actor/shabana-azmi/photos?p=6817023"><img src="http://content9.flixster.com/photo/68/17/02/6817023_gal.jpg" border="0"/></a><div style="text-align:center;font-size:10px;"><a href="http://www.flixster.com">Flixster</a> - Share Movies</div></div> Tough to be a nonconformist. Heavy mafia in this India village. (1992 Director: Art Malik & Others ) <div style="width:200px;"><a href="http://www.flixster.com/actor/om-puri/photos?p=4857236"><img src="http://content6.flixster.com/photo/48/57/23/4857236_gal.jpg" border="0"/></a><div style="text-align:center;font-size:10px;"><a href="http://www.flixster.com">Flixster</a> - Share Movies</div></div>Lent to me by a good friend! think you might enjoy this look into cultures.
    Teresa S Super Reviewer
  • Jan 12, 2008
    A disgruntled American doctor goes to India to find enlightenment. Not one of Swayze's better films but I enjoyed storyline about the rickshaw driver and his family.
    Ida K Super Reviewer
  • Jul 04, 2007
    Patrick Swayze's character and story are a bit contrived, but the film is saved by Om Puri's superb performance as a fearful farmer who becomes a hero.
    Dean M Super Reviewer

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