A Hindu man and a Muslim woman fall in love in a small village and move to Mumbai, where they have two children. However, growing religious tensions and erupting riots threaten to tear the family apart.

Director:

Mani Ratnam

Writers:

Mani Ratnam (story/screenplay), Umesh Sharma (dialogue)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Arvind Swamy ... Shekhar Narayanan Pillai
Manisha Koirala ... Shaila Bano
Nassar ... Narayanan Pillai (as Nazar)
Kitty Kitty ... Basheer
Master Harsha Master Harsha ... Kabir Narayan
Master Hriday Master Hriday ... Kamal Basheer
Prakash Raj ... Inspector Kumar
Tinnu Anand ... Shakti Samaj Leader
Akash Khurana ... Muslim leader
Sonali Bendre ... Dancer in the song 'Humma Humma'
Nagendra Prasad Nagendra Prasad ... Dancer in the song 'Humma (as S. Nagendra Prasad)
M.V. Vasudeva Rao M.V. Vasudeva Rao ... (as Vasudeva Rao)
Ratnakar Ratnakar
Rallapalli Rallapalli ... (as Raallapalli)
Deesh Mariwala Deesh Mariwala
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Storyline

Shekar a Hindu boy and Shaila a Muslim girl fall in love in their village.Their relationship is opposed by their families , they elope to Bombay and get married with the help of Shekar's friends.Shaila looks after the house while Shekar is a news reporter they soon have twin boys and after few their families decide to bury their past and reconcile.But the joy is short lived as Hindu and Muslim riots erupt in Bombay after demolition of Babri Masjid separating the family. Written by alex.mjacko@gmail.com

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Genres:

Drama | Romance

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Trivia

Loewenherz sampled the Bombay Theme for his song " Bis in Die Ewigkiet". See more »

Goofs

The latter part of the film takes place during 1992, but in a scene set a few years earlier, Shekhar is wearing a Colorado Rockies shirt. The Rockies were established in 1993. See more »

Alternate Versions

There is a dubbed version of this movie in Hindi/Urdu, with Hindi/Urdu songs. See more »

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Soundtracks

Humma Humma
Sung by A.R. Rahman, Swarnalatha and Suresh Peeters {Tamil}
Sung by A.R. Rahman, Swarnalatha and Remo Fernandes {Hindi}
Composed by A.R. Rahman
Tamil lyrics by Vairamuthu
Hindi lyrics by Mehboob
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An excellent thoughtful film with good music
15 September 2001 | by raamjaaneSee all my reviews

This is a film about the ethnic divide in India set during the 1994 Hindu-Muslim riots in Mumbai (Bombay).

The direction is slick, the script excellent and the songs brilliant. You will not often find an Indian Commercial film which is entertaining and has a thoughtful message.

While the ending might be idealistic and slightly unrealistic, it gives us hope that one day we will set aside our differences. The message is also not rammed down our throat, so overall go and watch this movie!


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Country:

India

Language:

Tamil

Release Date:

10 March 1995 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Bombay See more »

Filming Locations:

Pollachi, Tamil Nadu, India See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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