Malamaal Weekly

  |  Buy to Own: 01/05/2006
Rated PG by the BBFC


Bollywood drama about the struggles and survival of people in a small town who are plagued by poverty, bad harvests and a monster of a moneylender called Karamkali (Sudha Chandran). Leelaram (Paresh Rawal), earns a meager source of income through his business selling Malamaal Weekly Lottery Tickets. One day, while watching TV at a local tea stall, he learns that one of the tickets he's sold has in fact won the One Crore Rupees Bumper Prize. As most of the other villagers don't own a TV and are illiterate, Leelaram knows that he is likely to be the only one to know this information. The problem is how to find that one ticket from the 105 he's sold. Leelaram decides to throw a party which is only for his 105 customers on the condition that they bring along their tickets as an invite to the celebrations. As luck would have it, all turn up except one-Anthony the drunkard. When Leelaram pays him a visit he finds Anthony dead in front of the TV. Shocked on hearing about his victory, Anthony died with the lottery ticket still in his hand. What follows from hereon is a roller coaster ride of unusual events with surprising twists and turns at every stage.

Contains mild language and violence
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