Mumbai Meri Jaan!!! The couplet that you all must have heard many times from your friends, some people or in Movies, is actually rightly used couplet for this city of dreams. The city that never sleeps is dream city for many people due to the presence of Bollywood and television industry. People from different part of the world visit Mumbai during their India tourism.
Many books have been written and many movies have been produced in capturing the real spirit of the city. In this process we are also here with the list of most spectacular movies that have tried to capture the real spirit of Mumbai City. Here we start.
- Wake Up Sid
- The Lunchbox
- Slumdog Millionaire
- Salaam Bombay
1. Wake Up Sid
Proved as a milestone in the career of Ranbir Kapoor, the movie tells us about every new aspect about this city that will make you fall in love with this city instantly. The film told us that the city is not only about hushing and rushing of daily life it is also about blossoming new relations, it is about becoming oneself, breathing freely and living your life to fullest. The film shows the different moods of the people of Mumbai during the scorching heat and the first rains. Right start from the chawl life to rain drenched streets to young couple hoping for better life, Wake up Sid speaks about every aspect of Mumbai.
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2. The Lunchbox
The film won many accolades because of its unique concept. Mumbai’s Dabbawallas are the inseparable part of Mumbai’s life. They distribute thousands of Tiffin throughout the city. The life of dabbawalas is beautifully roped in the story of the film. The story is about two people who never met each other but get connected with the wrong Tiffin which is distributed wrongly by Dabbawala. How this small mistake can make building a new relation which has not start and no end. It starts with a letter and accomplish with a letter which main hero and heroine used to send each other in the Tiffin. It is one of the few films which capture the true spirit of Mumbai through the life of Dabbawalas, Local trains, small red light spots and much more.
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3. Slumdog Millionaire
The slums of Mumbai are indeed famous among travellers. People not only from India but from different part of the world visit Mumbai to peek into the life of slums through the Slum tours in Mumbai. Movie Slumdog Millionaire is such movie which has successfully capture the life of Mumbai’s slum. Though the movie was accused of deglamorizing the country but overall the movie did marvel on international level. The film sets on the backdrop of Mumbai slums and a kid that has been raised in that slum experiencing the different aspects of Mumbai’s life. How these experiences help this kid in becoming a millionaire by the TV show will be interesting to watch.
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Probably no other films in India have captured the life of Mumbai’s underworld in a way that Satya has covered. Shot in the least photogenic locations of Mumbai, Satya covered all the aspects which cover the true spirit of this city. How people from different part of the country visit Mumbai and get trapped in the hands of underworld. The continuous battle between the underworld and police has shown brilliantly in this movie.
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5. Salaam Bombay
Names itself says much about this movie. The movie is about a girl who was sold at a brothel and how she survives there. The film told many things about the sinister lanes of Mumbai’s red light area. It is probably one of the first films from Bombay/Mumbai which has gained an international recognition. There are many other films which have gained recognition in their time and have depicted the life of Mumbai and its people in a brilliant way. Being the Financial capital of the country, Mumbai is and will always be a centre of attractions which will make your India tour package memorable.
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