Mumbai Meri Jaan

Apr 28, 2020
Mumbai Meri Jaan

Nishikant Kamat’s Mumbai Meri Jaan based on 11 July 2006, Mumbai train bombings, where 209 people lost their lives and over 700 were injured. The film was written by Yogesh Vinayak Joshi and Upendra Sidhaye, produced by Ronnie Screwvala under UTV Motion Pictures, Sanjay Jadhav has handled cinematography and editing was done by Amit Pawar.

It stars Madhavan, Irrfan Khan, Soha Ali Khan, Paresh Rawal and Kay Kay Menon in a lead role with supporting cast Anand Goradia, Vijay Maura, Vibhavati Deshpande, Kamlesh Sawant, Sachin Pathak, Santosh Juvekar, Kavin Dave, Sameer Dhamadhikari, Vibhawari Deshpande, Sanjay, Narayani Shastri, Nishikant Kamat, Kamlesh Sawant, Shri Vallabh Vyas, Prinal Oberoi, and Upendra Sidhaye.

The title song in the film Aye Dil Hain Mushkil from the movie 1956 film C.I.D which was sung by Mohammad Rafi and Geeta Dutt.

The film won several awards including three Filmfare Awards for Best Movie, Best Screenplay Awards, and Best Editing Awards, National Award for Best Special Effects for Goverdhan (Tata Elxsi) and Best Features Film at the New Generation Cinema Lyon Film Festival and also won Best Screenplay Award at the 2009 Asia Pacific Screen Awards.

The story consists of 5 mini sub-plots about how the 11 July 2006 train Blasts” affected the lives of the key characters of the film. Rupali Joshi (Soha Ali Khan) an aspiring journalist who covers tragic stories but unknown to her, her world crumbles when she faces such situation herself, Suresh Kay Kay Menon) unemployed computer engineer who suspects people around him to be the terrorists but soon realizes that not everyone is and finally a coffee vendor who is struggling to survive, Tukaram Patil (Paresh Rawal) A Policeman, who is about to retire and how he is able to reflect on his time in the force, Nikhil Agarwal (Madhavan) is an environmentally conscious executive who rides the train to work every day and is expecting his first child, and Irrfan Khan as a Madrasi coffee vendor struggling to make ends meet and to attain status and respect in a city where money talks.