Independent film by Ramin Bahrani, telling the story of Ahmad (Ahmad Razvi), a former Pakistani rock singer who now ekes out a living selling coffee and doughnuts to morning commuters from his push cart in Midtown Manhattan. Ahmad supplements his income by selling bootleg porn DVDs, carefully saving his money to afford a place to live with his estranged young son. It is a harsh and often humiliating life, but Ahmad carries on with a stoic dignity and sensitivity, seemingly determined to find his way. Then the dull routine of his life is brightened by two developments: the arrival of a young Spanish woman (Leticia Dolera) working down the street in a newspaper kiosk; and an offer of assistance from a wealthy fellow Pakistani (Charles Daniel Sandoval), who remembers Ahmad's former life as a rock star. The film was acclaimed at several international film festivals including Venice, London and Sundance.