The #1 Movie Review, Analysis, Question and Answer Site

City of Joy (1992)

Synopsis:
Hazari Pal lives in a small village in Bihar, India, with his dad, mom, wife, Kamla, daughter, Amrita, and two sons, Shambhu and Manooj. As the Pal are unable to repay the loan they had taken years ago from a moneylender, their land and property are auctioned, and they are rendered homeless. Hazari and his family re-locate to Calcutta with hopes of starting life anew, save some money and go back to Bihar, as well as get Amrita married. Things do not go as planned, as they lose their entire savings to a con-man, Gangooly, who took their money as rent by pretending to be a landlord. Then Hazari gets an opportunity to take up driving a rickshaw manually through a local godfather, Ghatak. He gets to meet a American, Dr. Max Lowe, and together they strike up a friendship along with a local social worker, Joan Bethel. Misunderstandings crop up between Joan and the Godfather, resulting in the shutting down of their shanty medical clinic. When Hazari sides with Joan, his rickshaw is taken away. Things get worse when the Godfather passes away, leaving his estate to his way-ward son, Ashok Ghatak, who has plans to do away with the slums, especially the lepers who have now started frequenting the locality, Max, Joan and above all Hazari himself, and he is determined to take the "joy" of living in Calcutta.
Resource Links:

Reviews & Analyses: City of Joy

Tell the world what you think about City of Joy. Post a Review / Analysis!

Post a Review / Analysis
Earn QUA for FREE by contributing to MovieQUA!

Login required. Reviews / Analyses cannot be changed once submitted - please post carefully! No URLs!
Title
Required. An introduction to your Review / Analysis
Body
Required. Post your Review / Analysis in as much detail and as personally as you want. This is your chance to share your innermost thoughts on City of Joy
Image
Optional. You can include an image to complement your Analysis
Answer Humanoid Test
Seven + CAPTCHA Image =

Latest Questions

Be the first to share a City of Joy question!

Post Question
Earn QUA for FREE by contributing to MovieQUA!

Login required. Questions cannot be changed once submitted - please post carefully! No URLs!
Question Title
Required. A catchy introduction to your question
Full Question
Required. Describe in detail exactly what you want to know
Question Category
Plot and Symbolism
Fact vs Fiction
Behind the Scenes
Movie Music
Actors and Actresses
Required. Pick what makes sense!
Answer Humanoid Test
Seven + CAPTCHA Image =

Cryptozoologist Doctor Peña ('Giancarlo Esposito'(qv)) traps the legendary Chupacabra on a remote Caribbean Island to...
Retired singing star, Angela Arden, heads a dysfunctional family. Her husband, filmmaker Sol Sussman, hates her and h...
Kristin is the daughter of a prominent landowner in medieval Norway. She grows up in total harmony with the ideals of...
A football player-turned-convict organizes a team of inmates to play against a team of prison guards. His dilemma is ...