Krishna alias Kris Sahani lives in New York, U.S., but decides to travel to his homeland in order to act in a movie. While Ricardo Fernandes leaves Sydney, Australia to travel to Bombay in ... See full summary »



(story and screenplay)
1 nomination. See more awards »


Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

One hundred years of Hindi cinema is celebrated in four short stories showcasing the power of film.

Directors: Zoya Akhtar, Dibakar Banerjee, and 2 more credits »
Stars: Rani Mukerji, Randeep Hooda, Saqib Saleem
Drama | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  

Neil Parker is a passionate wildlife photographer who pays more attention to his wildlife than his human life. as a result his relationships with the real world suffer. When his girlfriend ... See full summary »

Directors: Luke Kenny, Devaki Singh
Stars: Luke Kenny, Kirti Kulhari, Ashwin Mushran
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A reporter casts a fake Bin Laden to act in his video message to America, so he can immigrate there.

Director: Abhishek Sharma
Stars: Ali Zafar, Pradhuman Singh, Piyush Mishra
Phobia I (2016)
Drama | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

An agoraphobic young woman, traumatized by past events, finds herself trapped and terrorized in her own home.

Director: Pawan Kripalani
Stars: Radhika Apte, Amrita Bagchi, Nivedita Bhattacharya
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

After fleeing an arranged marriage, a feisty Indian woman finds herself stranded in Pakistan where the ex-governor's son helps reunite her with her boyfriend.

Director: Mudassar Aziz
Stars: Diana Penty, Abhay Deol, Jimmy Shergill
Azhar (2016)
Biography | Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Indian biographical sports film based on the life of the former Indian international cricketer, Mohammad Azharuddin.

Director: Anthony D'Souza
Stars: Nausheen Ahmed, Saunvedan Aparanti, Varun Badola
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Set in present day Mumbai the story follows the life of a serial killer Ramanna who is inspired by an infamous serial killer from the 1960s, Raman Raghav. His strange obsession with Raghavan, a young cop keeps growing as he closely follows him without his knowledge and often creates situations where both of them come face to face.

Director: Anurag Kashyap
Stars: Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Vicky Kaushal, Sobhita Dhulipala
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

It's the true story of a Punjabi woman named Kiranjit Ahluwalia who leaves India to marry a London-based guy, only to be badly abused. She ends up in prison for murdering her abusive husband.

Director: Jag Mundhra
Stars: Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Miranda Richardson, Naveen Andrews
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

A taxi driver (Naveen Andrews) picks up a fare (Barbara Hershey) in Manhattan. She offers the driver a large sum to drive her to the desert. While the pair drive across the country, the ... See full summary »

Director: Carl Colpaert
Stars: Barbara Hershey, Naveen Andrews, Carol Lynley
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

Laxmi lives a poor lifestyle in a small village in India along with her husband, Kishtaya, who is a deaf-mute. Both husband and wife work for the wealthy landlord. The landlord's son, Surya... See full summary »

Director: Shyam Benegal
Stars: Shabana Azmi, Sadhu Meher, Anant Nag
Comedy | Action | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

After being asked to leave by his Policewoman fiancee, Agni Sinha (Sandhya Mridul), Punit Sanyal (Arshad Warsi) is lying drunk on a street bench in Bombay, when he comes across a wounded ... See full summary »

Director: Shashanka Ghosh
Stars: Arshad Warsi, Prashant Narayanan, Sandhya Mridul
Te3n (2016)
Drama | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A grandfather, police officer and a priest join hands to investigate and find a missing child.

Director: Ribhu Dasgupta
Stars: Amitabh Bachchan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Vidya Balan


Cast overview, first billed only:
Alexander Gifford ...
Tarun Shahani ...
Randolf Correia ...
Shiuli Subaya ...
Bharat Shetty ...
Immigration officer
Prithvi Zutshi ...
Immigration officer
Kamal Adib ...
Immigration officer
Abdul Sabri ...
Cab driver
Raj Punjabi ...
Young landlord


Krishna alias Kris Sahani lives in New York, U.S., but decides to travel to his homeland in order to act in a movie. While Ricardo Fernandes leaves Sydney, Australia to travel to Bombay in search of his missing brother, Roger. And finally, Zeres Mistry, from London, England, also travels to Bombay to find his true love. The paths of all three Non-resident Indians cross in the taxi ride to Colaba, and they decide to stick together in their search for an apartment. They do succeed in finding one, owned by a seemingly gay landlord, Pesi Shroff, who openly and lovingly eyes a visibly uncomfortable Zeres. Things do not go well for Kris as well as he is asked by Filmmaker, Don Mastana, to act in a movie that is slated to be the worst movie in Bollywood history. Ricardo finds himself at the mercy of the local police, who make it clear to him that they have better things to do than look for his missing brother. It is only a matter of time before the hapless trio to realize that their ... Written by rAjOo (

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Comedy | Crime | Drama






Release Date:

13 September 1998 (Canada)  »

Filming Locations:

Company Credits

Production Co:

,  »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:


Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


Dolly: You know the Bible? My story is longer than that.
See more »


Features Raja Babu (1994) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Finally, a light, positive, realistic view of Bombay life
10 December 1999 | by (Coral Gables, Fl) – See all my reviews

Finally, Bombay (now Mumbai) appears to us as the westernized megalopolis that it is. The film does not dwell on the misery of the slum dwellers, or on mysticism, but rather on the young, artsy, middle-class scene in this great Indian city. The three hip, returning "hyphenated" young Indians explore very real aspects of life in modern India. The film is very bold in its statements about India's huge film industry ("Bollywood"), Western morals and values prevalent among young people, and male homosexuality (still illegal in India). ..............................................................Indian film censorship is so severe, even though the script is pre-approved (as it first must be submitted to a board), a government censor is still present at all shootings. Despite that level of censorship before and during the filming, the movie was cut and the original negative was not even returned to the screenwriter/filmmaker. According to the director at a recent screening, the film suffered over 20 cuts and lost a few minutes of its running time, and not just for illegal sexual acts. Adding to the film's controversy, a couple of cinemas were burned down in protest of the "depravation" shown in the film (allegedly, this is common in India; the situation was worse when FIRE premiered). Undeniably, BOMBAY BOYS makes its statements in stylish, and innovative ways not common in Indian films. A real gem.

12 of 15 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Soundtrack of this movie is freaking awesome!!!! fahd_jafri
Help me find a copy! trondsig
Copy of 'Bombay Boys?' deanslgr
Alexander Gifford blue-lagoon
Discuss Bombay Boys (1998) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: