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Bombay (1995)

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

Certificate:

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Trivia

This controversial movie is inspired from true events that revolve around the events during the period of December 1992 to January 1993 in India, and the controversy surrounding the Babri Masjid in Ayodhya. After the subsequent demolition on 6 December 1992 there were increased religious tensions in the city of Bombay (now Mumbai) that led to the Bombay Riots. This movie is set in this tense and sensitive backdrop, and explores patriotism beyond religious divisions. 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 »

Connections

Referenced in Indian (1996) See more »

Soundtracks

Poovukkenna Poottu (Hindi:
Kuch Bhi Na Socho")
Sung by Noell, Anupama Krishnaswami, Shuba and G.V. Prakash Kumar {Tamil}
Sung by Noell, Anupama Krishnaswami, Shuba, Pallavi and Srinivas {Hindi}
Composed by A.R. Rahman
Tamil lyrics by Vaali
Hindi lyrics by Mehboob
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17 August 2007 | by frodeoSee all my reviews

First having heard the music and later having eyewitness information from the 1993 riots in Mumbai from my wife (who was in her early teens at the time), I sat and watched this movie in my home on what happened to be India's 60th Independence Day anniversary. I must admit I was stunned and baffled and all that, especially from the magnificent depiction of an impossible love story. The riot scenes in the second half of the film are also quite moving, but the end of the film lacks some of the momentum found elsewhere.

Nevertheless, this is a movie worth watching, especially in the company of Indians, since it contains a lot of symbolism hardly understandable to "us" foreigners.


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Country:

India

Language:

Tamil | Hindi

Release Date:

10 March 1995 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Bombaim See more »

Filming Locations:

Pollachi, Tamil Nadu, India See more »

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Stereo

Color:

Color

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2.35 : 1
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