Mumbai Xpress (2005)

 ●  Telugu ● 2 hrs 25 mins

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An offbeat situational comedy that revolves around a plot by a motley crew of small-time criminals to kidnap the only son of a wealthy businessman, and the ensuing sequence of events.
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Cast: Kamal Haasan, Manisha Koirala

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

Rating: U (India)

Genres: Action, Crime, Comedy

Release Dates: 15 Apr 2005 (India)

Telugu Name: ముంబై Xప్రెస్స్

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Did you know? 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. Read More
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Film Type:
Feature Film
Language:
Telugu
Spoken Languages:
Hindi
Colour Info:
Color
Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1
Stereoscopy:
No
Archival Source:
QubeVault (Real Image Media Technologies)
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Music Director: Ilaiyaraaja
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Music Director: Ilaiyaraaja
Playback Singer: SP Balasubramaniam, SP Sailaja
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Music Director: Ilaiyaraaja
Playback Singer: SP Balasubramaniam, KS Chithra
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Music Director: Ilaiyaraaja
Trivia:
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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

The movie was simultaneously made and released in Hindi under the title "Mumbai Xpress".

Bipasha Basu refused the lead role as she didnt want to play mother to a 12 year old child.
Movie Connection(s):
Dubbed from: Mumbai Xpress (Tamil)