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Salaam Bombay!

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Tookey's Rating
7 /10
Average Rating
7.62 /10
Shafiq Syed , Raghubir Yadav, Nana Patekat
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Directed by: Mira Nair
Written by: Sooni Taraporevala

Released: 1988
Genre: DRAMA
Origin: India/France/GB
Colour: C
Length: 113

A 12 year-old boy (Shafiq Syed, pictured left) tries to survive on the streets of Bombay.
Reviewed by Chris Tookey

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Grim on the outside, warm on the inside, this is a touching film about Bombay street-life, full of life and character. The little boy is delightfully natural; there's none of the coyness or political tub-thumping with which most western film-makers would tackle this potentially grim subject. A promising debut by Mira Nair, whose experience as a documentary-maker gives the film the unmistakable ring of truth.

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