Mira Nair’s Salaam Bombay to hit screens again


25 years gone and Mira Nair’s Salaam Bombay is all set to create magic on big screens once again. Nair’s famous debut film Salaam Bombay, about a runaway boy struggling with life as a tea-maker in a red-light area, has completed 25 years and it looks forward to get re-released in March by PVR. The 55-year-old Nair stated, "It's absolutely thrilling to bring 'Salaam Bombay!' to a new generation of young people. The story is as alive today!” It was the second Indian movie to get nominated for a Best Foreign Film Oscar. The film which was first released in 1988, will be re-released by PVR Director's Rare on March 22 to celebrate its 25th birthday.
Sanjeev Kumar Bijli, JMD, PVR Ltd., said, "I am immensely pleased to announce the re-release of 'Salaam Bombay!' through PVR Director's Rare. The movie is a stunning chronicle that opened doors for Indian cinema globally.” The dark storyline of the movie revolves around the red light district in Mumbai and narrates the daily life of street children, drug-pushers, pimps and prostitutes. It is a story of a young kid Krishna who arrives in the city to earn Rs. 500, with dreams in his eyes that he would go back successful to his mother someday.

The film which won a National Award starred Shafiq Syed as young Krishna and it was a benchmark in the career of Irrfan Khan. The roles of a drug addict and a pimp were played by Raghuvir Yadav and Nana Patekar respectively. The film bagged 25 international awards, including two at Cannes, the Camera D'Or and the Prix Publique (the most popular film in the festival). Nair's upcoming film Reluctant Fundamentalist will also be released by PVR in India.

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