• Fri. Mar 31st, 2023

“Salaam Bombay!” is a 1988 Indian drama movie directed by . It stars , Raghubir Yadav, and in lead roles.

Synopsis: The movie is about the life of children living in the slums of Bombay (now Mumbai). The story follows a young boy named Krishna, who runs away from his rural home after his mother sells him to a traveling circus. Krishna ends up in Bombay and becomes a part of the city's underground street life. He meets a variety of characters, including a prostitute, a drug addict, and a gangster, and tries to make enough money to return to his home village.

Awards: The movie was critically acclaimed and won several awards, including the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Hindi, the National Board of Review Award for Top Foreign Film, and the Camera d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival for Best First Feature Film.

Overall, “Salaam Bombay!” is regarded as a landmark film in Indian cinema, known for its realistic portrayal of the struggles of life in the slums of Bombay. The movie also helped launch the career of director , who went on to make several other acclaimed movies both in India and internationally.

Directed by
Produced by , Anil Tejani, Michael Nozik, Gabriel Auer
Written by Mira NairSooni Taraporevala
Screenplay by Sooni Taraporevala
Story by
Starring , , , , , ,
Music by L. Subramaniam
Cinematography Sandi Sissel
Edited by Barry Alexander Brown
Cadrage Channel Four Films Doordarshan La Sept Cinéma Mirabai Films NFDC
Distributed by Alliance (Canada)Cinecom Pictures (USA)Dendy Films (Australia)Transmundo Films (Argentina)Tamasa Distribution (France)
Release date May 11, 1988 (Cannes Film Festival) September 13, 1988 (TIFF) October 7, 1988 (Worldwide)
Running time 113 minutes
Country India
Language Hindi
Budget $450,000
Box office est. $7.4 million (overseas)

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