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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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Kiran Rao

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Kiran Rao
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Cast

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

Drama

Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Official site

Country:

India

Language:

Hindi | English

Release Date:

21 January 2011 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Mumbai Diaries See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

INR102,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$365,297, 23 January 2011

Gross USA:

$576,639

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$678,715
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Aamir Khan Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Connections

References Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Longing, Loneliness, Loss And Love
Composed by Gustavo Santaolalla
Courtesy of Super Cassettes Industries Limited (T-Series)
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A very different sort of Bollywood film...
13 January 2013 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

"Mumbai Diaries" is a very, very unusual Indian film. For those familiar with Bollywood films, you might expect a lot different movie than you get. There are no song and dance numbers. There are no film clichés or formulas. And, there is no real resolution to the characters and their problems. This is NOT a complaint--I liked the film--but I just want you to understand that "Omkara" is not what you are probably expecting.

The film, not surprisingly, is set in Mumbai (Bombay). The story is about four people who are, in their own way, alienated. One is an artist who is afraid of commitment, another is a slightly out of touch American of Indian descent, another is a very poor man and the final one is a woman on videotapes--and you never actually get to see her live in the film. I could say a lot more about it, but frankly it's best to just watch the film and see it unfold. Because of excellent acting, the vague script manages to satisfy. Well worth seeing.


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