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Y.M.I. Yeh Mera India (2008)

Lives of several people intertwine during an eventful day in Mumbai.

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Judge Ayyar
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Raja Shetty
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Ashfaq
Aakash Pandey ...
T.V. Director
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Sameer Ali
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Jennifer Ali
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Arun Talreja
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Nachiket S. oshi
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Bhola Paswan
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Sushma A. Talreja
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Inspector Chandrakant Shinde
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Sharada Bai
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Asha Atmaram Ambedkar (as Smilie Suri)
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Noor Ahmed Khan
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Dr. Mandadhi (as Virendra Saxena)
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Mumbai 11th July: Sameer Ali reads a verse from the Bhagvad Geeta to a dying hospitalized benevolent Hindu Pandit who had brought him after the passing of his Islamic parents; Looking for employment on an empty stomach, Bhola Paswan finds Biharis are hated and shunned; Gangster Ashfaq asks Noor Ahmed Khan, who, in turn, recruits former Naxalite Raja Shetty, to assassinate womanizing Builder Arun Talreja; An upper-caste Hindu politician, Shripad Shinde, forbids his son, Nachiket, to marry Asha Ambedkar, as she belongs to a lower Caste; Rendered homeless, Inspector Chandrakant Shinde is on the look-out for a stolen vehicle, and hates Biharis for taking over his house; TV Producer, Jennifer Ali, is attacked by Ashfaq during a party; Lower-caste Asha is stalked and molested by right-winged upper-caste Hindus; After being robbed and accused of stealing clothes, Sharada Bai prepares to attack her two-faced employer, Sushma Talreja; Caught in a traffic jam, Judge Ayyar is anxious to visit ... Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Newspaper on screen
12 October 2009 | by See all my reviews

The experience of watching "Yeh Mera India" is pretty much akin to reading the morning newspaper over a cup of tea. The format is divided like the sections of the newspaper dealing with issues that affect our lives in some way or another. It also depicts the various sections/ strata of the society we are living in. Yes, it should be aptly titled as "N. Chandra Times". The narrative format is similar to "Life in a Metro", with every character linked.

Without giving away too much about the storyline, simply said Day-1 is an insight into the life in metro, Mumbai and Day-2 is redemption, retrospection and hope. There is everything for everyone and perhaps even more.

In terms of performance, everybody is absolutely spot on. There are some heavy-weights and stalwarts in there managing a great ensemble.

N. Chandra the director - he is the same who made Ankush, Tezaab and Narasimha and for reason unknown had middle-age crisis resulting in the "lesser-talked-the-better" movies in between. With "Yeh Mera India" he roars and conquers what he had lost. A word of advice, RGV's the forte is underworld, Madhur Bhandarkar - its documentary-style narrative. You should do what you are good at and make this type of movies as your genre.


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