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Salaam Bombay!(Mira Nair)

  • Dir: Mira Nair

  • India, 1988, Hindi, 110mins, DCP

  • Cast: Shafiq Syed, Raghubir Yadav, Aneeta Kanwar, Irrfan Khan

A companion piece to Hector Babenco’s Pixote (1980), Mira Nair’s first fiction feature constitutes another neorealism masterpiece that takes an unsentimental yet striking look at the hard knock lives of street children in Bombay. From the spirit and through the extraordinary performances of real-life slum youngsters, this social exposé follows the misadventures of Krishna, a young boy who becomes a street child in the city after he is abandoned by a travelling circus. Under the constant threat of adults who exploit him, Krishna’s effort to go home is thwarted at every turn. Winner of the Camera d’Or at Cannes, this 1988 story has lost none of its throbbing vitality and powerful reflection on our world today.

Cannes Film Festival: Caméra d’Or

Academy Awards: Best Foreign Language Film nomination

25/9 (Sat): Film talk with Joyce Yang

Courtesy & Produced By: National Film Development Corporation Limited, India

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