Mumbai Meri Jaan Movie Review

Mumbai Meri Jaan Movie Review

Saturday, August 23, 2008   |  Copyright: Bolly Curry  |  Comments 8 Comments  |  5880 Views

Mumbai meri JaanMumbai Meri Jaan Movie Review

Director: Nishikant Kamat

Cast: Paresh Rawal, Irrfan Khan, Kay Kay Menon, R Madhavan, Ali Khan">Soha Ali Khan, Vijay Maurya.

Mumbai Meri Jaan, a movie, which touches the lives of an assorted array of cosmopolitan citizens, in a way never witnessed before. Very rare in bollywood we get to see a social theme based film along with some entertainment. Having social theme as the basics of the movie, it helps people to connect to the movie immediately and convincingly. Most important it connects to the audience, rouses emotions and is technically flawless.

The movie is about the suffering of five individuals, in their lives. Kay Kay Menon aka Suresh, a Hindu extremist and has a pessimistic outlook towards the minority community. R Madhavan aka Nikhil, a current-day corporate guy, who is highly patriotic and opposes use of plastic bags and endorses public transport. Ali Khan">Soha Ali Khan aka Rupali, quite a popular television journalist, who thinks freedom of expression, is in sensationalizing a new to sell it. Paresh Rawal aka Tukaram Patil who is an elder constable at the verge of retirement and is paired with a patrolling partner Sunil Kadam (Vijay Maurya) his young blood wants to revolt against the going on social inequality and corruption. Irrfan Khan aka Thomas, is a wandering coffee salesperson who doesn't gain a sense of recognition in the class-driven society and has his own strange and weird ways of taking revenge from the aristocrats.

Mumbai meri JaanThe story goes on individually, till the 7/11 train bombings in Mumbia, only Rupali is the one who faces a personal loss, but for others the blast influenced their consciousness. Suresh starts to distrust Muslims more and Nikhil develops a phobia for trains.

No soundtracks, comedy tracks or romance angles are present in the social theme based movie. Though there is unprompted humor, the way Irrfan Khan is glamorized in the second half is imaginatively hilarious and thankfully Paresh Rawal doesn’t repeat his humor. His climax scene’s speech about all the protagonists brings a chunk in throat. Ali Khan">Soha Ali Khan is marvelous in the scene where she breaks down in the hospital. Vijay Maurya is remarkably excellent as the optimistic junior constable and Madhavan is at his natural best.

The movie though is based on social theme; it does not intend to preach. It is more like a documentary approach by portraying the hostility of individual trauma created in the lives of common individuals.

Overall, a watchable film.


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  • Posted on: 23 August 2008 at 1:21pmLyla.Khan

    i cant wait to watch this movie
    thanx so mcuh

  • Posted on: 23 August 2008 at 4:54amMysticRiver

    thanku so much for the review...

  • Posted on: 23 August 2008 at 1:10amFateBeChanged

    thnx

    i have heard good reviews abt d movie..plus its got irrfan khan..so will def watch this one..

  • Posted on: 22 August 2008 at 8:50pmtumhari?

    i think it deserves more

  • Posted on: 22 August 2008 at 7:38pmmz.jess

    hmm :S 2.5 ?

    anyways nice review .

  • Posted on: 22 August 2008 at 2:49pmbrownies

    R Madhavan is so hot!

  • Posted on: 22 August 2008 at 2:27pmshrutichopra

    I just saw this movie and came back. I would give it a 4 easily. Also don't you think you've given a very good review for a movie worth only 2.5 according to you'll?

  • Posted on: 22 August 2008 at 1:21pmIBserenity

    2.5 chillies? I never trust IF's ratings...no offense it's just a matter of opinion i guess.

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