Mumbai Xpress (2005)

 ●  Tamil ● 2 hrs 25 mins

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Three amateur thieves plot to kidnap a wealthy Chettiar’s (Santhana Bharathy's) son from the boy's school. They do a trial run. However on the eve of the kidnap, the guy whose job is to operate a crane in this plan is hospitalized. The services of Avinasi aka Mumbai Xpress (Kamal Haasan, brother of Kovai Sarala, a deaf stunt man performing daredevil bike acts is roped in. Twists and turns take place where the other two gang members are hurt and invariably our Mumbai Xpress is left to perform the task all by himself. He kidnaps a wrong boy Daddu (Hardhik), the illegitimate son of Ahalya (Manisha Koirala) and police officer Rao (Nassar), but manages to get a huge ransom from Chettiar by default. A brawl takes place between the original kidnap planners-Chidambaram (Pasupathy), Johnson (Vaiyapuri) and Avinasi in handling Ahalya’s child but Avinasi delivers the child unhurt to his mother. He eavesdrops into her tele-con with Rao where Rao wants to settle both the ransom and sever his ties with her. Ahalya pleads and coaxes him to help her get the ransom which Rao is willing to pay. The child takes a fancy to Avinasi and wants him to be the man in their life, and gets him to agree (or else he would throw himself from a multi storied building). Ahalaya wants either Rao’s or Chettiar’s money which Avinasi is holding, whereas Avinasi is in love and wants to be that protective person. Rao appoints Chettiar to handle the ransom and what follows is a series of mix-ups.

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)

Tamil Name: மும்பை எக்ஸ்பிரஸ்

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Did you know? Kamal Haasan suffered a minor injury which resulted in severe bruising, though his co-passenger escaped the injury. Read More
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as Avinash / Mumbai Express
as Ahilya
Special Appearance
Special Appearance
Special Appearance
Special Appearance
as Hardhik
as Avinash's sister
as Rao
as Chittambaran
as Thambu, insurance agent
as Chettiar
as Saxena
as Johnson



Production Company
Production Executive


Story Writer
Dialogue Writer

Camera and Electrical

Director of Photography

Costume and Wardrobe

Costume Designer



Special Thanks
Film Type:
Feature Film
Colour Info:
Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1
Archival Source:
QubeVault (Real Image Media Technologies)
Music Director: Ilaiyaraaja
Playback Singer: Kamal Haasan, Sunidhi Chauhan
Music Director: Ilaiyaraaja
Music Director: Ilaiyaraaja
Playback Singer: Tippu
Music Director: Ilaiyaraaja
The film faced criticism for having an English title during production, though Kamal Haasan remained undisturbed by this controversy.

Kamal Haasan suffered a minor injury which resulted in severe bruising, though his co-passenger escaped the injury.

Kamal Haasan who played the lead role, also wrote and produced the movie.
Movie Connection(s):
Dubbed into: Mumbai Xpress (Telugu)