Mumbai Xpress (2005)

 ●  Hindi ● 2 hrs 28 mins

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After having spent his entire life in Bombay's Dharavi slums, Digamber feels it is time that he takes steps to improve his lifestyle. He, along with two other slum-dwellers, plot to kidnap the only son (Shravan) of a wealthy businessman, Kishore Mehta. Things do not go as planned as one of their partners gets hospitalized when he gets a reaction from locally brewed alcohol. Since this plot involves three males, Avinash, a deaf, but dare-devil motorcycle rider is recruited. Things do not go quite as planned, as only Digamber and Avinash are available to carry out the abduction. To make matters worse, they find out that the wrong boy (Daddu) has been abducted, who happens to be the illegitimate son of Assistant Commissioner of Police, S.P. Rao. So the heat is now on the Digamber and Avinash, who must somehow find a way to get out of this mess - alive and in one piece.

Cast: Kamal Haasan, Manisha Koirala

Crew: Singeetam Srinivasa Rao (Director), Siddharth Ramaswamy (Director of Photography), Ilaiyaraaja (Music Director)

Rating: U (India)

Genres: Comedy

Release Dates: 15 Apr 2005 (India)

Hindi Name: मुंबई क्सप्रेस

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Did you know? The movie was simultaneously made and released in Tamil under the title "Mumbai Express". Read More
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as Hardhik
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as ACP SP Rao
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Film Type:
Feature Film
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Frame Rate:
24 fps
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2.35 : 1
Bipasha Basu refused the lead role as she didnt want to play mother to a 12 year old child.

The movie was simultaneously made and released in Tamil under the title "Mumbai Express".

It stars Kamal Haasan in the lead role, while he also wrote and produced the movie.

Kamal Haasan launched an audio company called Rajkamal Audios, just to release the film's music and held a special opening event at Prasad Labs.

During the making of the film, Kamal Haasan suffered a minor injury which resulted in severe bruising, though his co-passenger on the motorbike in the stunt escaped injury.

During production the film faced criticism for having an English title, though Kamal Haasan remained undisturbed by the controversy.

Madhuri Dixit turned down the opportunity to star in the film, as did Tabu citing date problems. The team faced further problems though trying to find a heroine for the film with Bipasha Basu and then Kajol also turning down the opportunity to star in the bilingual. Finally in mid November 2004, the team agreed terms with Manisha Koirala and the actress flew to Chennai to take part in a photo shoot.

Raj Kamal International was successful in having the first digital film implemented (shot in the pioneering Red One camera) a no-profit no-loss affair thus opening up a new path for potential filmmakers and India's forey into the digital film making.