Salaam Bombay!

Salaam Bombay!

  • Director: Mira Nair
  • Writer: Mira Nair,Sooni Taraporevala,Hriday Lani
  • Countries of origin: India, United States, France, United Kingdom
  • Language: Hindi, English
  • Release date: October 7, 1988
  • Runtime: 1 hour 53 minutes
  • Sound mix: Stereo
  • Aspect ratio: 1.85 : 1
  • Also known as: Hello Bombay!
  • Mira Nair 's first feature film, "Salaam Bombay!" (SALLAM BOMBAY!), about the harrowing life of a young boy struggling in the slums of Mumbai, powerfully uncovers the homeless in a documentary style and realism The tragic experience of children, although it is a debut, but stable and mature, won the 1988 Cannes International Film Festival director's debut award in one fell swoop . 


    • Release date October 7, 1988
    • Filming locations Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
    • Production companies Mirabai Films, Film Four International, National Film Development Corporation of India (NFDC)

    Box office

    Gross US & Canada


    Gross worldwide


    Movie reviews

     ( 6 ) Add reviews

    • By Francisca 2022-11-22 09:13:41

      hello mumbai

      I'm making up Indian movies recently because of my class, and today's topic is "Mira Nair".

      The rough images, shaky long shots, and noisy voice-overs seem to be a kind of neorealism. So much so that at first I thought this film was a documentary, but as the story progressed, I gradually discovered the director's unmarked, smooth and clear narrative.

      The little boy and the girl who was sold into the brothel have pure feelings. The boy's naivety when he ran away from home and...

    • By Laury 2022-07-07 17:30:02

      utter despair

      The director of this film is Mira Nair. I remember the last time I saw her film was "Monsoon Dinner", a film about the Indian middle class, and that film was optimistic. This film is completely different. Watching this film, I feel like I am watching a desperate career depicting the bottom class in India, and there is no hope at all. In this world, there are only slums of pimps, tramps, prostitutes, thieves, drug dealers, and addicts. No one gives you hope, and if there is hope, it will be...

    • By Marcelino 2022-07-07 17:27:11

      Salaam Bombay

      Salaam Bombay describes street children and people from the fringes of society.

      In this movie, most female and children characters are victims

      Krishna is abandoned by his family and society. He shows innocent and compassionate at the beginning. But finally, he killed Baba. The last screen of this movie is Krishna stares into the camera and weeps.

      Sweet Sixteen: a young girl from...

    • By Dashawn 2022-07-07 13:41:16

      good morning naked life

      Mira Nair, who was born in a documentary, captures the dark side of life at the bottom of India with precision and ruthlessness. On the muddy streets, people are crowded with dust, surrounded by stalls flying with mosquitoes, rampant tricycles, and old colonial buildings. Consisting of drug dealers, drug addicts, pimps, prostitutes, prostitutes, and street children, under the background of religion and separation, the interlaced scenes of the bottom-level life video...

    • By Rocio 2022-07-07 13:40:45

      elder sister

      I saw a desolate city in the rain.
      Sister, what I see is just like your skirt is uncovered.
      Sometimes people's eyes are really like a sword.
      The way you fall into the water with your bare feet is being pierced by their imagination.

      The neon on the street has been quietly lit up, shining.
      Your leather skirt is still glowing with rust in the corner of the trunk.
      They say that flies and worms meander to give people desire.
      The snail is still crawling, the...

    User comments

      ( 15 ) Add comments

    • By Casey 2023-04-22 01:37:43

      Only children flutter this splendid sea of ​​worlds with agile lives, ill-fated fate, absurd colors, bright and reasonable, and silent and poignant short childhood like...

    • By Lynn 2023-03-18 01:54:04

      After watching the movie, the white aunt around me told my friend, I don't know why I have so many complaints about life. The story is super tense, the wandering tea boy, the prostitute in the attic, the pimped drug dealer, everyone is real and reasonable. Life is a tragedy, but you can see their strong life-changing attitudes and actions. And the love between people is connected after all, so I am the same as...

    • By Uriah 2023-02-14 01:57:26

      The real India, the dark side of society, the teacher said that such movies are like slapping themselves. During class screenings, the heads of the boys in the first row always blocked me....

    • By Angela 2023-01-26 01:03:16

      Almost torture, I can't stand the cruelty of the film. innocent nepal girl believe in pimp' love. manju escape from the chiller room. Prostitute lose the custody of her...

    • By Jedidiah 2022-12-11 08:51:19

      As an upper-class elite, Mira Nair's sharp and insightful presentation of India's bottom society, the poor, backward, dirty and chaotic Mumbai shocked Western society for the first time. The actual shooting is to maximize the social scene in Mumbai at that time: brothels, drug dealers and street children can be seen everywhere. Suffering is deeply imprinted on them, but they have experienced the cruelty and sin of life at a young age. Real images once again demonstrate the power of documentary...

    Movie plot

    In a corner of India, a man is dreaming... He dreamed that he came to his mother with 500 rupees, hoping that he and his mother would not be so miserable, but when he was about to put it in his mother's hands, But she saw children like him all around, and more than a dozen very old people. These people immediately surrounded her, and he was slowly swallowed by the crowd.
    Born into a middle-class family in a small town in India, she was...
    more about Salaam Bombay! Movie plot

    Movie quotes

    • Rekha Golub: [To Baba] Just like a customer.