MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 21,949 this week

Bombay (1995)
"Bumbai" (original title)

8.0
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 8.0/10 from 4,848 users  
Reviews: 23 user | 3 critic

A Hindu man and a Muslim woman fall in love in a small village and move to Mumbai, where the have two children. However, growing religious tensions and erupting riots threaten to tear the family apart.

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (story), 1 more credit »
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 23 titles
created 17 May 2012
 
a list of 31 titles
created 29 Dec 2012
 
a list of 36 titles
created 03 Jan 2013
 
a list of 43 titles
created 8 months ago
 
a list of 25 titles
created 2 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Bombay" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Bombay (1995)

Bombay (1995) on IMDb 8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Bombay.

User Polls

10 wins. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Satya (1998)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

A young man named Satya (J.D Chakravarthy) comes to Mumbai from South India in search of a job. Jailed for something he did not do, the once-honest young man meets an underworld boss, Bhiku... See full summary »

Director: Ram Gopal Varma
Stars: J.D. Chakravarthi, Urmila Matondkar, Paresh Rawal
Raavan (2010)
Action | Adventure | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

A bandit leader kidnaps the wife of the policeman who killed his sister, but later falls in love with her.

Director: Mani Ratnam
Stars: Abhishek Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Govinda
Company (2002)
Action | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

A slumdog named Chandu teams up with Malik, a low-level enforcer for a criminal syndicate. Together they eliminate all their enemies, becoming the most feared gangsters in Mumbai before jealousy and anger turn them against each other.

Director: Ram Gopal Varma
Stars: Ajay Devgn, Mohanlal, Manisha Koirala
Romance | Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A young Indian couple, both from wealthy backgrounds, find themselves caught up in the 1940's Indian revolutionary movement against their families whom are under the thumb a sadistic British general.

Director: Vidhu Vinod Chopra
Stars: Anil Kapoor, Jackie Shroff, Manisha Koirala
Baasha (1995)
Action | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

Rajinikanth in lead role as the low-key rickshaw-driver with a murky past.

Director: Suresh Krishna
Stars: Rajinikanth, Nagma, Raghuvaran
Comedy | Drama | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

This is the story of Priya (Kajol) and her life. She is friendly, outspoken, sensitive, yet percocious and apt to get into trouble, brought up by her dad, Amal Raj (Girish Karnad). In her ... See full summary »

Director: Rajiv Menon
Stars: Arvind Swamy, Prabhudheva, Kajol
Raavanan (2010)
Action | Adventure | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A bandit leader kidnaps the wife of the policeman who killed his sister, but later falls in love with her.

Director: Mani Ratnam
Stars: 'Chiyaan' Vikram, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Prithviraj Sukumaran
Pithamagan (2003)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

A boy raised in a cemetary grows up with no social skills, and leads a turbulent life readjusting once he moves out of the cemetary.

Director: Bala
Stars: 'Chiyaan' Vikram, Suriya, Laila
Idaya Kovil (1985)
Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Director: Mani Ratnam
Stars: Ambika, Mohan, Radha
Mudhalvan (1999)
Action | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

A man accepts a challenge to act as the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu for one day only, and makes such a success of it that soon he is embroiled in political intrigue.

Director: S. Shankar
Stars: Arjun, Manisha Koirala, Raghuvaran
Roja (1992)
Crime | Romance | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

Roja lives in a Tamil village, and her sister is about to marry a man from the city, who decides to marry Roja instead and gets a job assignment in Kashmir, where some militants decide to kidnap them.

Director: Mani Ratnam
Stars: Arvind Swamy, Madhoo, Pankaj Kapur
Kuruthipunal (1996)
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

Police officers fight a terror group in India.

Director: P.C. Sreeram
Stars: Kamal Haasan, Arjun, Nasser
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Arvind Swamy ...
Shekhar Mishra Narayan
...
Shaila Bano
Tinnu Anand ...
Shakti Samaj Leader
Akash Khurana
...
Shekhar's father (as Nazar)
Kitty
Master Harsha
Master Hriday
Sonali Bendre
Nagendra Prasad ...
(as S. Nagendra Prasad)
Ratnakar
Prakash Raj
M.V. Vasudeva Rao ...
(as Vasudeva Rao)
Rallapalli ...
(as Raallapalli)
Deesh Mariwala
Edit

Storyline

Based on true incidents, a south Indian Hindu man falls in love with a Muslim woman--taboo in the small village from which they hail. They marry against family wishes and move to Mumbai, where he works as a reporter for a large daily newspaper. Eventually, the couple has twin boys. The rest of the film is set during the December 1992-January 1993 period when the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid controversy raised religious tension in Mumbai and other parts of India, which sparked rioting and violence. The couple is separated from their children, and the fathers of both parents are killed when their home is burned by rioters. A reporter is shown interviewing politicians from both factions as well as the police. An underlying moral of thinking of oneself as an Indian rather than a Hindu or a Muslim is prevalent throughout the latter part of the film. The family is finally reunited after much searching through hospitals, morgues, and shelters. But the violence has left indelible impressions ... Written by Munesh Makhija <mmakhija@trc.tellabs.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama | Musical | Romance

Certificate:

See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

25 July 1998 (Japan)  »

Also Known As:

Bombay  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Cameraman Rajiv Menon was offered the lead role by Mani Ratnam, but he turned it down. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Lord of War (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

Idhu Annai Bhoomi
(Hindi: "Apna Zameen Yeh")
Sung by Srinivas, Noell, Sujatha, Sivanesan, Ganga Sreenivasan, Renuka and Anuradha Sriram
Composed by A.R. Rahman
Tamil lyrics by Vairamuthu
Hindi lyrics by Mehboob
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
An excellent thoughtful film with good music
15 September 2001 | by (London, United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This is a film about the ethnic divide in India set during the 1994 Hindu-Muslim riots in Mumbai (Bombay).

The direction is slick, the script excellent and the songs brilliant. You will not often find an Indian Commercial film which is entertaining and has a thoughtful message.

While the ending might be idealistic and slightly unrealistic, it gives us hope that one day we will set aside our differences. The message is also not rammed down our throat, so overall go and watch this movie!


14 of 14 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Hindi Movie? davens
This Movie is great jonasjobbar
amazingly balanced movie mani_ratnam
Should I Buy/Rent this? Skagurl910
Who is the female dancer in Humma Humma? kathyselden
'Bumbai' and 'Bombay' are two different movies SidVader87
Discuss Bombay (1995) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?