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Mumbai Meri Jaan (2008)

 -  Drama  -  22 August 2008 (India)
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Five people whose lives are affected by the 2006 Mumbai train bombings.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Paresh Rawal ...
Tukaram Patil
Kay Kay Menon ...
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Thomas (as Irrfan)
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Nikhil Agarwal (as R. Madhavan)
Soha Ali Khan ...
Rupali Joshi
Sachin Pathak ...
Guddu
Santosh Juvekar ...
Ashok
Kavin Dave ...
Zandu
Syed Rizwan Ahmed ...
Tea Shop Owner
Rajesh Bhosle ...
Manya
Saksham Dayma ...
Yusuf
Aakash ...
Yusuf's Friend 1
Jeetendra Rai ...
Yusuf's Friend 2
Sameer Dharmadhikari ...
Ajay Pradhan
Gaurav Dhir ...
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[THIS PLOT SUMMARY CONTAINS SPOILERS] Shortly after 1800 hours, 11 July 2006, Mumbai was shattered by seven bomb blasts on Western Railway stations: Matunga, Mahim, Khar, Bandra, Jogeshwari, Borivali, and Bhayandar. It took the Police and ambulance over an hour to attend at various sites. This incident changes lives of Thomas, originally from Chennai, who sells tea from his bike; Rupali Joshi, a TV News reporter, who has to deal with the death of her to-be spouse, Ajay Kumar Pradhan; Suresh, in debt, starts to suspect all Muslims, especially Yusuf; Inspector Tukaram Patil, about to retire, goes about collecting bribes as usual, much to the chagrin of his embittered, honest and soon to-be suspended subordinate, Sunil Kadam; while Nikhil Agarwal, a Nationalist and environmentalist, debates whether he should re-locate to the United States, along with his pregnant wife, Sejal. Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Salute the Spirit of Bombay

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INR 80,000,000 (estimated)

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$13,588 (USA) (22 August 2008)

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$13,588 (USA) (22 August 2008)
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Last weekend we saw the movie 'Mumbai Meri Jaan'. I think it may get all the awards for this year!! Best director for sure, storyline, and there will be a fight for the Best supporting title within the movie... I still can't decide if Paresh Rawal did well or Madhavan or Kay Kay Menon... Probably Paresh. Irrfan Khan finally has taken a different role than his usually 'monotonous monologue role' which sounds like a Vodafone commercial. This time he has chosen a role which will really challenge him. Soha Ali Khan is great... needless to say it runs in the family.

This is not a commercial masala film. No dream sequences, no item numbers. Shot more like a documentary but extremely gripping. The director Nishikant Kamath makes is Hindi-movie directorial debt and surpasses all standards and sets a new one. We should keep in mind though that he has won many national awards for this previous Marathi movie, 'Dombivili Fast'.

I don't want to tell you what the movie is about, besides the fact that its based on seven bomb blast that happened in Mumbai trains a couple of years ago. Shows you the ground reality and and its effects it has on people and their relatives... not a movie for a weak heart some scenes are really horrifying and morbid. Definitely a 'no-no' for kids. I guess it for grown ups... not just physically grown-up but also mentally evolved ones ;-) .

Shatters all our prejudices and preconceived notions that we have about life in general when a catastrophe happens. How we take everything for granted unless it happens to you. This movie will make a difference.... this is the only movie I have seen in an Indian theater where the whole crowd clapped at the of the movie and was silent during the end credits.

If you have no plans this weekend... go watch it. Worth every penny!! Siskel and Ebert would have given it 2 thumbs up. I give all my 10 fingers ;-))


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