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City of Gold - Mumbai 1982: Ek Ankahee Kahani (2010)

An impoverished family faces challenges and obstacles after strikes/shut-downs/arson shut down Mumbai's mills.

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Arvind Rane
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Lakshmi G. Dhuri / Aai
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Giri Dhuri / Baba (as Ankush Choudhary)
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Mama
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Ganesh 'Ganya' G. Rahate / Speedbreaker (as Siddharth Jadhav)
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Anna G. Dhuri
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Naru G. Dhuri
Veena Jamkar ...
Manju G. Dhuri / Manju A. Rane
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Mohan G. Dhuri
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Govind Rahate
Nitin Jadhav
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Parshya Bhai
Kishore Pradhan ...
Khetaan (as Kishor Pradhan)
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Today, there is hardly anyone who hasn't visited the swanky shopping malls, nightclubs, lounge bars, clubs and other such lifestyle destinations that sprung up across the centre of Mumbai. However, very few know that buried deep below these glittering edifices to consumerism lies the dark, dirty and painful reality of many thousands of mill workers who once worked the cotton mills in this very same area. Rising and toiling to the wail of the mill sirens each and every day, seven days a week, these workers embodied the true unbridled zeal and unflagging spirit of the city and played a pivotal role in the evolution of Mumbai as the modern day business capital of India. And then it suddenly was as if they never existed. Following the mill workers strike in the mid-80s, these mills began closing down rapidly and the mill-workers mysteriously disappeared. What happened to them, and where they went is one of the most shameful secrets that the city of Mumbai will have to bear for generations... Written by Anonymous

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Sushma Reddy was signed for the film but opted out. See more »

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Alternate-language version of Lalbaug Parel: Zali Mumbai Sonyachi (2010) See more »

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Terrible!
3 May 2010 | by (Pune,India) – See all my reviews

Went with high hopes to see this one.Was truly disappointed. Bad is the only word which comes in my mind. Absolute terrible acting by some actors. Thought the director wants to show what the mill workers went through. Instead the movie revolves round a family with their personal problems. The second half is entirely pathetic.You will get a feeling when this will end.

Guess the director was a bit inspired by City of god.You can reflect that in some (terrible) scenes.

The opening song is unnecessary.The director i guess was caught in a dilemma, whether to make a serious film or a film for all types of audience. Save your time and money!


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