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Mumbai Diaries (2010)
"Dhobi Ghat (Mumbai Diaries)" (original title)

 |  Drama  |  21 January 2011 (India)
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The lives of four people intersect in Mumbai: a washer-man who wants to become an actor, a banker-turned-photographer, a painter looking for inspiration, and a newly-married immigrant who journals her experiences on home video.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Prateik ...
Munna
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Shai
Kriti Malhotra ...
Yasmin
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Arun
Danish Hussain ...
Salim
Kitu Gidwani ...
Vatsala
Jehan Manekshaw ...
Pesi
Ashok Varma ...
Yasmin's Husband
Sanjivani Oagle ...
Silent Neighbour
Aasha Pawar ...
Lata bai
Jyoti Pawar ...
Vanitha
Babita Sehgal ...
Munna's Client
Jitendra Shinde ...
Karim (as Jitendra Narari Shinde)
Nafisa Amin Khan ...
Amma
Rohit Tiwari ...
Rakesh
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Storyline

The lives of 4 different people in the city of Mumbai get entwined by fate and luck; Shai - an investment banker with a penchant for photography, Arun - a lonely painter, Munna - the "dhobi" who aspires to become an actor and Yasmin - making a video in her camcorder for her brother, who hasn't been to Mumbai before. The film follows how their lives are changed by the presence of one another. Will it be for better or for worse? Written by kabya92

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Bombay Diaries  »

Box Office

Budget:

INR 102,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$365,297 (USA) (21 January 2011)

Gross:

$576,639 (USA) (11 February 2011)
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Trivia

The movie uses two Hindustani classical renditions. One is Siddheshwari Devi's dadra "Paani bharan aaye" in Raag Khamaj. The second one is Begum Akhtar's rainsong thumri "Ab ke saawan" in Raag Tilak Kamod which blends beautifully in the backdrop of Mumbai monsoons. See more »

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References Partner (2007) See more »

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A Love Letter To The City
Composed by Gustavo Santaolalla
Courtesy of Super Cassettes Industries Limited (T-Series)
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Fresh, calm. A nice try overall
2 May 2011 | by (India) – See all my reviews

It's not perfect, but it's definitely worth viewing. One does not find such attempts in Bollywood very often. All the characters are fantastic, and so is Mumbai. :)

The plot could have been more tightly strung up, but what the heck.. for a debutant, it's amazing. It comes to it's best when no dialogues are being delivered, just the rolling camera. The movie has no 'message', no climax, it just flows with lives of the characters. Moral of the story : Life comes in full circles, like clothes at a dhobi ghat. The background score is quite experimental as well.

Do not go expecting the usual Bollywood routine. If that what you want, I'm sure there are plenty of options around.


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