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TV-14 | | 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:
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Munna
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Shai
Kriti Malhotra ...
Yasmin
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Arun
Danish Husain ...
Salim (as Danish Hussain)
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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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Drama

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Mumbai Diaries  »

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Box Office

Budget:

INR 102,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$365,297, 23 January 2011, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$576,639, 13 February 2011
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Aamir Khan uses the "F " word in one scene. See more »

Connections

Features Hello Brother (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

Longing, Loneliness, Loss And Love
Composed by Gustavo Santaolalla
Courtesy of Super Cassettes Industries Limited (T-Series)
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I had given up on Bollywood movies for a long time, and then I saw this.
13 May 2011 | by See all my reviews

Let me start by saying that if you were expecting Transformers, this movie is not for you. If instead, you find yourself in a quiet room with the patience to watch something intelligent, then this would be your cup of masala chai :) Anything I say about this movie will not be enough to praise its quality. I have to go back and watch it a couple more times, before I have anything insightful to say. But I must say something, because of the way in which this movie has touched me.

I had grown jaded over the past few years, looking at the quality of movies being released in Bollywood. I would start a movie only to find myself bored by the same age-old clichés. So my expectations weren't very high when I started this one. But by the end of it I was sitting up straight, with my hands in a praying pose, watching with the utmost concentration. I guess I see a little bit of myself in Arun and Shai. I also sometimes think about the people that we the privileged don't see in our daily lives. The builders who build skyscrapers, yet have no place to call home. The dhobis who clean other people's clothes, yet hardly have any themselves. Kiran Rao does an amazing job of taking all these elements and representing them in the form of video, photography, art and music. There are coincidences and small clichés, but they aren't as blatantly idiotic as in other movies.

There is poetry in this movie about the privileged, the loved, the lost and the city that is Mumbai. One of my favorite movies of all time. I'm definitely going to keep an eye out for Kiran Rao and Aamir Khan productions.


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