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Salim Langde Pe Mat Ro (1989)

A tapori's dream to become a bigshot, but after the reality-check; dose of education opened his eyes and he begins to question his own existence.

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Salim, the Lame (Langda)
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Peera
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Abdul
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Aslam
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Mumtaz
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Salim's father
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Ameena
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Achchhe Miyan Paanwala
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Nathur
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Gulshan Arora ...
Khursheed
Ashok Banthia ...
Vilas Naqqashe
Ramesh Goyal
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Shakeel Khan
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Salim has been born lame, and lives with his mom, dad, and a sister who is old enough to be married. He and his dad search around for a suitable groom for her, and he meets Aslam. Salim rejects Aslam, as Aslam is not making enough wages that are commensuerate with his qualifications. Salim meets with some gangsters, who promise him that they will make him rich soon, and all he has to do is incite religious riots, pitting Hindus against the Muslims, and he will be well rewarded. Salim has always wanted to be rich, but will he take this opportunity to be wealthy? Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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29 May 1989 (India)  »

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The film is about a young Muslim boy in Bombay. He is uneducated so driven to the life of crime.
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The DVD of this film has just been released in India. I wish the film was re-released in the theaters. The film and the character of Pavan Malhotra(Salim) grows on you. By the time you reach the middle of the movie, almost everything that Salim feels you feel it with him.

The film explores the psyche of the minority community in a city/country. Salim is uneducated, his father could only afford to educate his eldest son, who dies of a shock while working as an electrician. Salim, the younger son is uneducated so falls into bad company and is almost on the verge of getting integrated into the Bombay underworld. Some events make him realise that he must change and earn an honest living... his quest to earn clean, white money is poignant. He is so enmeshed in this bad world that getting out of it is going to be difficult. His pain becomes almost palpable.

Beautifully made... I wish more of these came out on DVDs. We mistakenly say that Indians make no movies without song and dance, and films on serious issues. We make them, they just don't become as famous for lack of big heroes in them.

I hope to see "Albert Pinto Ko Gussa Kyon Aata Hai" released on DVD soon!


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