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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
Ankush Chaudhari ...
Giri Dhuri / Baba (as Ankush Choudhary)
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Mama
Siddharth Jadhaw ...
Ganesh 'Ganya' G. Rahate / Speedbreaker (as Siddharth Jadhav)
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Anna G. Dhuri
Sameer Dharmadhikari ...
Mahendra
Karan Patel ...
Naru G. Dhuri
Veena Jamkar ...
Manju G. Dhuri / Manju A. Rane
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Mami (as Kashmera Shah)
Vineet Kumar Singh ...
Mohan G. Dhuri
Vinay Apte ...
Govind Rahate
Nitin Jadhav
Ganesh Yadav ...
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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This was the first movie of Karan Patel, who plays Naru in the movie. He is now famous for TV shows. See more »

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A failed Indian version of City of God

A lesser known movie by Mahesh Manjrekar. It's based on the several events in the life of mill workers after their capitalist young owner moves to put an end to their professions and more in 80s. What was derived from the impressive poster, the same lost its consistency during the course. You wait for the pace to pick up, you get disappointed. The narrator of the story is voice dubbed by Manjrekar himself. Everything can go wrong with poor people. While the story was leaving cold trails, the acting performances by the whole cast is awe inspiring. Seema Biswas as the role of the mother has struck gold. If only the story stayed in a constant path, it would have fetched larger audiences. Add the illogical dialogs at places, you get a two hours of disappointment. This movie has to be watched only for the outstanding performance by most of the cast and nothing else. Otherwise we can easily skip this one for another recent raunchy release.


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