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Life in a Metro (2007)

Six different stories, about nine people, each with different issues and problems, all occurring within one place: the METRO.

Writers:

Anurag Basu (story and screenplay), Sanjeev Dutta (dialogue)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Dharmendra ... Amol
Irrfan Khan ... Monty
Konkona Sen Sharma ... Shruti Ghosh
Kay Kay Menon ... Ranjeet Kapoor
Shilpa Shetty Kundra ... Shikha R. Kapoor (as Shilpa Shetty)
Shiney Ahuja ... Akash Sharma
Sharman Joshi ... Rahul
Kangana Ranaut ... Neha
Nafisa Ali ... Shivani
Vicky Ahuja ... Gupta, Rahul's boss
Gautam Kapoor Gautam Kapoor ... Vishy K.
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ayaan Khan Ayaan Khan ... Irrfan' son
Ashwin Mushran
Nilofar Nilofar
Rinku Patel Rinku Patel ... Rucha R. Kapoor (as Rinku)
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Storyline

The lives of a group of people, who live in Mumbai are told in this tale, which revolves around Rahul - who occupies an apartment owned by his uncle, and lets rich and influential people use it for their personal sexual past-times. An ignored and angry young wife, Shikha falls into the arms of a young man named Akash, who wants to be an actor for Indian movies; then there is Shikha's sister, Shruti, who is having an affair with a man named Monty; and finally there is Shikha's teacher, Shivani, who is romancing Amol. Things get complicated when Rahul finds out that Neha, who is his girlfriend, is using this very apartment to meet with Ranjeet, who is Shikha's husband. Written by Sumitra (corrected by Calista)

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

One city. Countless emotions.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Details

Official Sites:

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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

11 May 2007 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Metro See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$62,477, 11 May 2007, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$150,212, 3 June 2007
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Production Co:

UTV Motion Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Urmila Matondkar was the first choice to play Shruti Ghosh. See more »

Connections

References The Namesake (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

Rishtey
Written by Sayeed Qadri
Composed by Pritam Chakraborty
Performed by Faruk Mahfuz Anam
Courtesy of Sony Music India
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slick, chic and very watchable!!
12 May 2007 | by dushyantbansal2000See all my reviews

i just came back after seeing the movie and couldn't help writing something (good) about it. after a series of disappointing Hindi and a few English (spiderman 3)this one was totally refreshing. but as i logged on to the site i saw someone saying that it seemed like a half hearted effort to him.

firstly, he seemed to have been too influenced with the sharman joshi n the apartment bit. that was only a small part of the film n not the main story. i agree to his viewpoint that some of these stories did seem familiar and seen before but i would say that they were handled and presented in a much better way in this movie.

secondly, most of the Indian directors fail to manage parallel stories like this one but it's been done sensitively here. the movie has it's weak points too, but VERY few. all the characters were well defined, no extra footage to anyone in particular, the story has a few unpredictable sequences and YES the horse on the roads of mumbai was dramatic but haven't we grown up seeing just all of this in most of the other Hindi movies. at least it was done in a more fun way.

not to mention that konkona was immense! (does she ever do any bad movies???) irrfan khan was fantastic, shilpa shetty wasn't too bad as well. i really liked gangster and unlike the other first-time-wonder directors, anurag basu does a fantastic job the second time around.

it's totally watchable and love irfan n konkona's chemistry!!!


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