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.

Director: Geethu Mohandas | Stars: Nivin Pauly, Shashank Arora, Sanjana Dipu, Sobhita Dhulipala

Votes: 50

2019

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.

Director: Vasan Bala | Stars: Abhimanyu Dasani, Radhika Madan, Prateek Parmar, Satyajit Ganu

Votes: 3,782

2018

3. The Brawler (2017)

Not Rated | 154 min | Action, Drama, Sport

A boxer struggles to make his mark in the boxing world.

Director: Anurag Kashyap | Stars: Vineet Kumar Singh, Jimmy Sheirgill, Zoya Hussain, Ravi Kishan

Votes: 5,262 | Gross: $0.08M

2017

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.

Director: Konkona Sen Sharma | Stars: Kalki Koechlin, Vikrant Massey, Gulshan Devaiah, Ranvir Shorey

Votes: 3,084

2016

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.

Director: Hansal Mehta | Stars: Sukhesh Arora, Manoj Bajpayee, Balaji Gauri, Sumit Gulati

Votes: 4,795

2015

6. Serena (I) (2014)

R | 109 min | Drama, History, Romance

36 Metascore

In Depression-era North Carolina, the future of George Pemberton's timber empire becomes complicated when he marries Serena.

Director: Susanne Bier | Stars: Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Rhys Ifans, Toby Jones

Votes: 24,853 | Gross: $0.18M

2014

7. Lee Daniels' The Butler (I) (2013)

PG-13 | 132 min | Biography, Drama

66 Metascore

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.

Director: Lee Daniels | Stars: Forest Whitaker, Oprah Winfrey, John Cusack, Jane Fonda

Votes: 103,400 | Gross: $116.63M

2013

8. Silver Linings Playbook (2012)

R | 122 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

81 Metascore

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.

Director: David O. Russell | Stars: Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro, Jacki Weaver

Votes: 626,837 | Gross: $132.09M

2012

9. Moneyball (2011)

PG-13 | 133 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

87 Metascore

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.

Director: Bennett Miller | Stars: Brad Pitt, Robin Wright, Jonah Hill, Philip Seymour Hoffman

Votes: 331,767 | Gross: $75.61M

2011

10. The Social Network (2010)

PG-13 | 120 min | Biography, Drama

95 Metascore

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.

Director: David Fincher | Stars: Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield, Justin Timberlake, Rooney Mara

Votes: 575,803 | Gross: $96.96M

2010

11. The Informant! (2009)

R | 108 min | Biography, Comedy, Crime

66 Metascore

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.

Director: Steven Soderbergh | Stars: Matt Damon, Tony Hale, Patton Oswalt, Lucas McHugh Carroll

Votes: 60,598 | Gross: $33.31M

2009

12. Katyn (2007)

Not Rated | 121 min | Drama, History, War

81 Metascore

An examination of the Soviet slaughter of thousands of Polish officers and citizens in the Katyn forest in 1940.

Director: Andrzej Wajda | Stars: Andrzej Chyra, Maja Ostaszewska, Artur Zmijewski, Danuta Stenka

Votes: 14,548 | Gross: $0.12M

2008

13. Curse of the Golden Flower (2006)

R | 114 min | Action, Drama, Romance

70 Metascore

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.

Director: Yimou Zhang | Stars: Yun-Fat Chow, Li Gong, Jay Chou, Ye Liu

Votes: 40,571 | Gross: $6.57M

2007

14. The Chorus (2004)

PG-13 | 97 min | Drama, Music

56 Metascore

The new teacher at a severely administered boys' boarding school works to positively affect the students' lives through music.

Director: Christophe Barratier | Stars: Gérard Jugnot, François Berléand, Jean-Baptiste Maunier, Kad Merad

Votes: 53,279 | Gross: $3.64M

2006

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 »

Director: Paul Cox | Stars: Jacqueline McKenzie, Aaron Blabey, Chris Haywood, Rebecca Frith

Votes: 139

2005

16. Warriors of Heaven and Earth (2003)

R | 120 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

54 Metascore

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.

Director: Ping He | Stars: Wen Jiang, Kiichi Nakai, Xueqi Wang, Wei Zhao

Votes: 3,979 | Gross: $0.08M

2003

17. Taking Sides (2001)

Not Rated | 108 min | Drama, Music, War

61 Metascore

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 »

Director: István Szabó | Stars: Harvey Keitel, Stellan Skarsgård, Moritz Bleibtreu, Birgit Minichmayr

Votes: 3,039 | Gross: $0.19M

2002

18. Bandits (2001)

PG-13 | 123 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

60 Metascore

Two bank robbers fall in love with the girl they've kidnapped.

Director: Barry Levinson | Stars: Bruce Willis, Billy Bob Thornton, Cate Blanchett, Troy Garity

Votes: 62,845 | Gross: $41.58M

2001

19. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)

PG-13 | 120 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

93 Metascore

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.

Director: Ang Lee | Stars: Yun-Fat Chow, Michelle Yeoh, Ziyi Zhang, Chen Chang

Votes: 242,092 | Gross: $128.08M

2000

20. The Sixth Sense (1999)

PG-13 | 107 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

64 Metascore

A boy who communicates with spirits seeks the help of a disheartened child psychologist.

Director: M. Night Shyamalan | Stars: Bruce Willis, Haley Joel Osment, Toni Collette, Olivia Williams

Votes: 855,547 | Gross: $293.51M

1999

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 »

Director: Govind Nihalani | Stars: Jaya Bhaduri, Anupam Kher, Seema Biswas, Milind Gunaji

Votes: 254

1997



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