A bittersweet story about a Pakistani taxicab driver in London who learns the hard way that multiculturalism is a myth. Actor Om Puri, typically the villain in Indian cinema, is likeable as the innocent Parvez, who for the first time in his life raises questions about the life he has made for himself and his family in England. The film centers around his relationship with a prostitute (Griffiths of HILARY AND JACKIE). Over time, he seeks refuge in his friendship with Bettina from his estranged family. At the same time, his only son is zealously embracing his Muslim heritage in an effort to fill the void left by his disenchantment with Western ideals. All of these come to a head in this marvelously acted, beautifully written film.