What a movie. It follows the story of an amazingly artistic girl from Bangladesh who bravely disguises herself as a boy so she can peddle a rickshaw and earn money for her struggling family and boy did it deliver! It was simultaneously beautifully and captivatingly Bangladesh while also being universally relatable. Extraordinarily well done. The bravery of Naima and her determination to help her family was so poignant and the line about finding your purpose and it making even the ugly things beautiful hit my heart in such a striking way. I LOVED this book and I absolutely loved this movie. The imagery was stunning; the performances were brilliant and the story was absolutely captivating from start to finish. It's been awhile since a movie has struck me this way and I cannot recommend it highly enough.
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A daring Bangladeshi teenager attempts to help her struggling family by disguising herself as a boy and driving her father's prized rickshaw for much needed extra money. Based on the acclaimed novel by Mitali Perkins.
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