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Mumbai Express (2005)

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 ... See full summary »

Directors:

Singeetam Srinivasa Rao (as Singeetham Srinivasa Rao), Dinesh Shailendra

Writers:

Kamal Haasan (Tamil dialogue), Kamal Haasan (story)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Kamal Haasan ... Avinash / Mumbai Xpress
Manisha Koirala ... Ahilya
Pasupathy ... Chittambaram
Nassar ... Inspector SP Rao (as Nasser)
Vaiyapuri Vaiyapuri ... Johnson
Ramesh Aravind ... Thambu
Santhana Bharathi Santhana Bharathi ... Chettiyar
Dheena Chandra Dhas Dheena Chandra Dhas ... Raju (as Dheena)
Hardik Thakkar Hardik Thakkar ... Daddu
Kovai Sarala ... Durga
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Munmun Dutta ... Cameo (as Moon Moon)
Pratima Kazmi ... Durga
Dinesh Lamba Dinesh Lamba ... Johnson
Vijay Raaz ... Digambar
Rakhi Sawant ... Cameo
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Storyline

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. Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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Action | Comedy

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Country:

India

Language:

Tamil

Release Date:

15 April 2005 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Mumbai Xpress See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

INR 21,906,000 (India), 22 April 2005
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Trivia

The producer who acquired the dubbing rights of Tik Tik Tik wanted to cash in on Kamal Hassan's movie "Mumbai Express". He released the film 2 weeks after Mumbai Express hit theatre's.He decided to title the film " Bombay Express" to make people believe that his film was " Mumbai Express" and would increase DVD sales. See more »

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Poo Poothadhu
Singers Sonu Nigam, Shreya Ghoshal & Shaan
Music by Ilaiyaraaja
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Fun, wacky film
26 June 2005 | by AishFanSee all my reviews

Don't expect too much out of this film. It's nice to see a simple comedy after all the intense movies that have been coming out in 2005. I would probably put this movie into the genre of Hera Pheri and Hungama. Although not nearly as great as those two, Mumbai Express is another comedy of mistaken identities that most definitely has its share of hilarious scenes and dialogues. Kamal Hassan, the lady that played his sister, and Om Puri all gave wonderful performances. Manisha Koirala was OK. There's not a whole lot to the story. It's just full of fun-filled humor. The movie is great to loosen up on a Friday night after a long week.


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