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)

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    Movie reviews

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    • 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...

    • By Rylee 2022-07-07 12:20:22

      good morning mumbai

      Krishna, an 11-year-old Indian teenager, burned his brother's bicycle because of an emotional dispute, and was kicked out of the house by his mother, who told him not to go home until he earned enough 500 rupees (nearly ¥100). So Krishna came to Mumbai from the countryside, looking for opportunities to make money, and started life as a street child with drug dealers, addicts, pimps, prostitutes, and prostitutes.

      For nearly two hours, my heart has been in pain. The word "struggle"...

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    • By Eduardo 2022-09-24 23:46:20

      "One day in our india, things will be all right." The anger and helplessness towards reality turned into a stab at the incarnation of rights, and the gradual cessation of crying at the end may be the director's torture of social problems in India. PS: A middle-aged Pi is found...

    • By Leo 2022-09-22 11:44:19

      On October 8, 2004, a glimpse of the children of the bottom society in the warm...

    • By Daniela 2022-09-20 20:33:31

      world cinema job. "We are the flowers never bloom." After that, I deliberately brushed a few long shots of Monsoon...

    • By Renee 2022-07-07 20:42:26

      Indian Roots...

    • By Maryam 2022-07-07 20:41:28

      The color version of Apu's trilogy, the reality version of Slumdog Millionaire, the style of the film is close to a documentary, and the description of the streets of Mumbai in the 1980s is very real and eye-catching, even cruel. Street children, small bosses, prostitutes, daughters of prostitutes, pimps, policemen, clients, human traffickers, all kinds of characters are involved in the whirlpool of reality amid worldly laughter and curses, descending, sinking, struggling, and silent. Tea is...

    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...
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    Movie quotes

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