Rent Salaam Bombay! (1988)

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Synopsis:
Salaam Bombay! is the story of Krishna, a 10-year old boy who comes to Bombay dreaming of making 500 rupees to take home to his mother in the village. Once in the city, he is immediately surrounded by its madness and chaos. Policemen, madmen, middlemen, the trading of drugs and flesh, impossible movie fantasies, and everywhere there are children like himself, surviving and succumbing to the appetite of the city. The film, although carefully scripted, is a marriage of narrative and documentary. The ‘actors’ are all children from the streets and the entire film is shot in working-class neighbourhoods, railway platforms and the red light areas of Mumbai (Bombay).
While celebrating the spirit of survival in Mumbai’s street children, Salaam Bombay! is also a story of a world that denies its children the luxury of a childhood, a world which is no longer innocent.
Actors:
Shafiq Syed, Hansa Vithal, , , , , , , Murari Sharma, , Sarfuddin Qureshi, Raju Barnad, , Mohanraj Babu, Chandrashekhar Naidu, Krishna Thapa, , , Jamila,
Directors:
Writers:
Hriday Lani, Mira Nair
Studio:
Cinema Club
Genres:
Bollywood
Countries:
India, Bollywood
Awards:

1988 Cannes Camera d'Or

BBFC:
Release Date:
16/06/2003
Run Time:
109 minutes
Languages:
Hindi
Subtitles:
English
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.78:1 / 16:9
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Directors Commentary

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