Opening Films - MAMI Mumbai Film Festival (1997 - 2019)by nairtejas | created - 3 weeks ago | updated - 3 weeks ago | Public
A list of all the films that have opened the prestigious Mumbai Film Festival since 1997, its inaugural year. All the titles listed from the latest one to dating back to 1997. Have you watched them all?
The festival did not run in 1998 and 2004.
Listed reverse chronologically so that the latest film appears on the thumbnail of the list.
More detailed descriptions, assessment, and statistics can be found on my website.
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1. The Elder One (2019)
110 min | Crime, Drama
A 10 year old boy living on an island sets off on a journey in pursuit of Akbar, his long lost elder brother.
2. Mard Ko Dard Nahin Hota (2018)
134 min | Action, Comedy
It is a story of a young boy Surya who has a rare condition of Congenital Insensitivity to pain meaning he can not feel pain, and he sets out to learn martial arts and hunt down muggers.
3. The Brawler (2017)
Not Rated | 154 min | Action, Drama, Sport
A boxer struggles to make his mark in the boxing world.
Votes: 5,262 | Gross: $0.08M
4. A Death in the Gunj (2016)
Not Rated | 110 min | Drama, Thriller
Life for a shy young Indian student slowly falls to pieces during a family road trip.
5. Aligarh (2015)
Not Rated | 114 min | Biography, Drama
A gay, linguistic professor living in a small orthodox city must deal with the aftermath of a sting operation that puts his sexual orientation in front of the entire nation.
6. Serena (I) (2014)
R | 109 min | Drama, History, Romance
In Depression-era North Carolina, the future of George Pemberton's timber empire becomes complicated when he marries Serena.
Votes: 24,853 | Gross: $0.18M
7. Lee Daniels' The Butler (I) (2013)
PG-13 | 132 min | Biography, Drama
As Cecil Gaines serves eight presidents during his tenure as a butler at the White House, the civil rights movement, Vietnam, and other major events affect this man's life, family, and American society.
Votes: 103,400 | Gross: $116.63M
8. Silver Linings Playbook (2012)
R | 122 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
After a stint in a mental institution, former teacher Pat Solitano moves back in with his parents and tries to reconcile with his ex-wife. Things get more challenging when Pat meets Tiffany, a mysterious girl with problems of her own.
Votes: 626,837 | Gross: $132.09M
9. Moneyball (2011)
PG-13 | 133 min | Biography, Drama, Sport
Oakland A's general manager Billy Beane's successful attempt to assemble a baseball team on a lean budget by employing computer-generated analysis to acquire new players.
Votes: 331,767 | Gross: $75.61M
10. The Social Network (2010)
PG-13 | 120 min | Biography, Drama
As Harvard student Mark Zuckerberg creates the social networking site that would become known as Facebook, he is sued by the twins who claimed he stole their idea, and by the co-founder who was later squeezed out of the business.
Votes: 575,803 | Gross: $96.96M
11. The Informant! (2009)
R | 108 min | Biography, Comedy, Crime
The U.S. government decides to go after an agro-business giant with a price-fixing accusation, based on the evidence submitted by their star witness, vice president-turned-informant Mark Whitacre.
Votes: 60,598 | Gross: $33.31M
12. Katyn (2007)
Not Rated | 121 min | Drama, History, War
An examination of the Soviet slaughter of thousands of Polish officers and citizens in the Katyn forest in 1940.
Votes: 14,548 | Gross: $0.12M
13. Curse of the Golden Flower (2006)
R | 114 min | Action, Drama, Romance
During China's Tang dynasty the emperor has taken the princess of a neighboring province as wife. She has borne him two sons and raised his eldest. Now his control over his dominion is complete, including the royal family itself.
Votes: 40,571 | Gross: $6.57M
14. The Chorus (2004)
PG-13 | 97 min | Drama, Music
The new teacher at a severely administered boys' boarding school works to positively affect the students' lives through music.
Votes: 53,279 | Gross: $3.64M
15. Human Touch (2004)
Not Rated | 102 min | Drama
The wealthy Edward (Haywood) sparks to Anna (Mckenzie), the lead voice in a choir that's raising money for an upcoming trip to China. He donates money to her choir, and she agrees to sit ... See full summary »
16. Warriors of Heaven and Earth (2003)
R | 120 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
A Chinese emissary is sent to the Gobi desert to execute a renegade soldier. When a caravan transporting a Buddhist monk and a valuable treasure is threatened by thieves, however, the two warriors might unite to protect the travelers.
Votes: 3,979 | Gross: $0.08M
17. Taking Sides (2001)
Not Rated | 108 min | Drama, Music, War
A tale based on the life of Wilhelm Furtwangler, the controversial conductor of the Berlin Philharmonic whose tenure coincided with the controversial Nazi era. One of the most spectacular ... See full summary »
Votes: 3,039 | Gross: $0.19M
18. Bandits (2001)
PG-13 | 123 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
Two bank robbers fall in love with the girl they've kidnapped.
Votes: 62,845 | Gross: $41.58M
19. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)
PG-13 | 120 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
A young Chinese warrior steals a sword from a famed swordsman and then escapes into a world of romantic adventure with a mysterious man in the frontier of the nation.
Votes: 242,092 | Gross: $128.08M
20. The Sixth Sense (1999)
PG-13 | 107 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
A boy who communicates with spirits seeks the help of a disheartened child psychologist.
Votes: 855,547 | Gross: $293.51M
21. Hazaar Chaurasi Ki Maa (1998)
186 min | Drama
Dibyanath Chatterji, his bank-employed wife, Sujata, and only child, a son, Brati, live a middle-class existence in Calcutta, West Bengal, India, circa early 1970s. Sujata is a quiet, ... See full summary »