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Bombay (1995)

Not Rated | | Drama, Musical, Romance | 10 March 1995 (India)
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.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Shekhar Narayanan Pillai
... Shaila Bano
Kitty ... Basheer (Shaila Banu's father)
Master Harsha ... Kabir Narayan
... Shekhar's father (as Nazar)
Master Hriday ... Kamal Basheer
... Shakti Samaj Leader
Akash Khurana ... Muslim leader
... Dancer in the song 'Humma Humma'
Nagendra Prasad ... (as S. Nagendra Prasad)
Ratnakar
M.V. Vasudeva Rao ... (as Vasudeva Rao)
Deesh Mariwala
Rallapalli ... (as Raallapalli)
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Based on true incidents, a south Indian Hindu man falls in love with a Muslim woman--taboo in the small village from which they hail. They marry against family wishes and move to Mumbai, where he works as a reporter for a large daily newspaper. Eventually, the couple has twin boys. The rest of the film is set during the December 1992-January 1993 period when the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid controversy raised religious tension in Mumbai and other parts of India, which sparked rioting and violence. The couple is separated from their children, and the fathers of both parents are killed when their home is burned by rioters. A reporter is shown interviewing politicians from both factions as well as the police. An underlying moral of thinking of oneself as an Indian rather than a Hindu or a Muslim is prevalent throughout the latter part of the film. The family is finally reunited after much searching through hospitals, morgues, and shelters. But the violence has left indelible impressions ... Written by Munesh Makhija <mmakhija@trc.tellabs.com>

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"Suen Despierto" song by Portavoz sampled the song "Kehna Hi Kya". See more »

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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 »

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Follows Roja (1992) See more »

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Idhu Annai Bhoomi
(Hindi: "Apna Zameen Yeh")
Sung by Srinivas, Noell, Sujatha, Sivanesan, Ganga Sreenivasan, Renuka and Anuradha Sriram
Composed by A.R. Rahman
Tamil lyrics by Vairamuthu
Hindi lyrics by Mehboob
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Bombay was Great
11 March 2005 | by See all my reviews

Bombay was something excellent, it was natural, it happened, more over every one played their part well, making it a success, even people who worked in the backstage. The Great Director choose his subjects well. Prakash Rai who was offered a small role....was excellent too..the budding star at that time.

You can also see the set, the expression of the actors who acts as the public, or who just appear once, they still do their best, you can also watch some scene where the crowd appears. great direction, he could manage all that too, we need more movies like these, we need more directors and actors like these, to make a great movie of time.


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