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TV-14 | | Drama | 21 January 2011 (India)
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The lives of four people intersect in Mumbai: a washer-man who wants to become an actor, a banker-turned-photographer, a painter looking for inspiration, and a newly-married immigrant who journals her experiences on home video.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Munna
... Shai
... Yasmin
... Arun
Danish Husain ... Salim (as Danish Hussain)
... Vatsala
Jehan Manekshaw ... Pesi
Ashok Varma ... Yasmin's Husband
Sanjivani Oagle ... Silent Neighbour
Aasha Pawar ... Lata bai
Jyoti Pawar ... Vanitha
Babita Sehgal ... Munna's Client
Jitendra Shinde ... Karim (as Jitendra Narari Shinde)
Nafisa Amin Khan ... Amma
Rohit Tiwari ... Rakesh
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Storyline

The lives of 4 different people in the city of Mumbai get entwined by fate and luck; Shai - an investment banker with a penchant for photography, Arun - a lonely painter, Munna - the "dhobi" who aspires to become an actor and Yasmin - making a video in her camcorder for her brother, who hasn't been to Mumbai before. The film follows how their lives are changed by the presence of one another. Will it be for better or for worse? Written by kabya92

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21 January 2011 (India)  »

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Mumbai Diaries  »

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Budget:

INR 102,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$365,297, 23 January 2011, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$576,639, 13 February 2011
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The movie uses two Hindustani classical renditions. One is Siddheshwari Devi's dadra "Paani bharan aaye" in Raag Khamaj. The second one is Begum Akhtar's rainsong thumri "Ab ke saawan" in Raag Tilak Kamod which blends beautifully in the backdrop of Mumbai monsoons. See more »

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References Partner (2007) See more »

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Longing, Loneliness, Loss And Love
Composed by Gustavo Santaolalla
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beautiful..leaves you wanting more.
20 April 2011 | by See all my reviews

I dunno why people here have been giving this such bad reviews. I understand this movie is the typical bollywood movie, but that does NOT make it a bad movie. I know many Aamir Khan fans who went to see the film were probably disappointed as it is not like his usual films...

I have always enjoyed his work and I think this movie has a LOT more to offer than Aamir Khan. The others actors were INCREDIBLE, and it's amazing that they are just ordinary people. Maybe that's why there were, because in a lot of ways, Mumbai Diaries is about every day life.

Kriti (the girl who plays Yasmin) was amazing. I laughed when she laughed and cried when she didn't. I LOVE the way her part was incorporated in the movie and that credit goes to Kiran Rao. Which brings me to my next point. I think Kiran did a wonderful job with this film, and I actually don't see how people could criticize her just because her husband is Aamir.

The story lines were written beautifully. Each story had depth and meaning. Every one meant something to one another, but there was no place for them in the each others lives.

Munna's character is so endearing and sweet, he makes you fall in love with him from the first scene. And Shai's performance leaves you wanting more. She plays the international girl perfectly, and being a bit of an 'outsider' myself, I know exactly how it is going back to your roots. Shai had it down pat. Yasmin, again, I think for me..was the best character. I loved her from the very beginning. She was innocent and happy and almost child-like, you couldn't help but love her...Aamir was like always, brilliant. The guy's talented as the world knows.

This film is not you average Indian movie, but it is a beautiful piece of work and truly captures your attention. Not once was I bored or wondered when the movie would end. Yes it had it had some flaws, main one being the cursing...for some reason that made me laugh. I felt it didn't really go with the situation, and was a bit forced. Other than that, kudos to the whole team for creating this movie.

Numbers and 'hit'/'flop' status does NOT make a movie a 'good' movie...every one is different and has their own opinions. For me, this was a great movie. :) Def one of my favourites.


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