Salaam Bombay

  • 'Mumbai Cha Raja' review: It's not assertive but definitely in search of a solution February 18, 2014

    Cast: Rahul Bairagi, Salman Khan, Arbaaz Khan, Tejas Parvatkar, Dhanshree Jain Director: Manjeet Singh What 'Salaam Bombay' and many other films tried to communicate about the lives of slum dwellers in late 1980s is almost true in 2013 as well. It's not an attempt to establish a connection between Mira Nair and...
  • In the West, people laugh at Bollywood's formula films: Farrukh Dhondy January 11, 2014

    Kolkata: Stating that Bollywood actors are popular only amongst the Indian diaspora in Britain, Indian-origin British author and scriptwriter Farrukh Dhondy says that the formula films churned out by the Hindi film industry 'don't work in the West'. Dhondy has written screenplays for film and television, including 'Split Wide Open' (1999)...
  • The Good Road: The reasons behind its selection as India's Oscar entry September 22, 2013

    New Delhi: Gyan Correa's debut Gujarati movie 'The Good Road', a lost-and-found story of a small boy, was today nominated as India's official entry at next year's Oscars in the Best Foreign Film category. National award-winning 'The Good Road' saw off strong competition from films like 'The Lunchbox', 'Bhaag Milkha Bhaag',...
  • Mira Nair: Didn't want to be a third world apologist March 21, 2013

    New Delhi: Director Mira Nair, who has been behind internationally acclaimed films like 'Salaam Bombay', 'Monsoon Wedding' and 'The Namesake', says she has made a conscious effort throughout her career not to be a third world apologist. Besides presenting stories from India to western audiences, Nair is also one of the most...
  • Bollywood stars have no time for me, says filmmaker Mira Nair March 18, 2013

    Mumbai: Internationally acclaimed filmmaker Mira Nair says she would love to work with Bollywood's star actors, but says they don't have time for her films. "I would love to work with the stars here, but they don't have much time for me. They don't have the dates I want," the 55-year-old...
  • I hope to produce Shimit Amin's film: Mira Nair March 15, 2013

    Mumbai: US-based Indian filmmaker Mira Nair doesn't aspire to own a big production company, but she has one little wish: to produce Shimit Amin's next film. "I am not really interested in having a big production company and producing other people's films. But I do hope to produce Shimit Amin's film....
  • 'Salaam Bombay!' re-released, Mira Nair thrilled! March 4, 2013

    New Delhi: Twenty five years after it hit the screens, Mira Nair's 1988 film 'Salaam Bombay!', which was even nominated for an Oscar, is re-releasing March 22. The filmmaker is "absolutely thrilled" with the news. "It's absolutely thrilling to bring 'Salaam Bombay!' to a new generation of young people. The story...
  • Maharashtra: Anti-tobacco rules being openly flouted June 4, 2012

    Mumbai: As Maharashtra struggles to curb the sale of tobacco products near schools, surveys done by the NGO Salaam Bombay Foundation throw up some disturbing statistics. 1 in 4 children at Mumbai's municipal schools use some form of tobacco. Another survey of 200 schools, finds 61 per cent of them...
  • 'Slumdog' title not in good taste: Mira Nair December 1, 2010

    Panaji: The title of Danny Boyle's film 'Slumdog Millionaire' raised many eyebrows in India but all was forgotten in its Oscar glory. Indian-American filmmaker Mira Nair, who explored the subject far more deeply in her film 'Salaam Bombay', feels calling Mumbai street children as dogs was in poor taste. Mira,...
  • Turning Point: Zoya Akhtar says Salaam Bombay April 4, 2009

    With Luck By Chance her smart, funny and sensitive take on the Mumbai film industry, Zoya Akhtar made an assured debut this year. Daughter of celebrated screen writers Javed Akhtar and Honey Irani, Zoya grew up in the 80s on mostly bad Hindi films but chose a career in film...
  • Tips: Mira Nair and Sooni Taraporevala on film making March 15, 2009

    Mira Nair and Sooni Taraporevala who've come together to produce films like Salaam Bombay and The Namesake. In conversation with our Entertainment Editor Rajeev Masand, the duo talk about Sooni's decision to turn director with Little Zizou that hit the screens on Friday. ...
  • Mira Nair and Soni on Little Zizou March 14, 2009

    Mira Nair and Sooni Taraporevala who've come together to produce films like Salaam Bombay and The Namesake. In conversation with our Entertainment Editor Rajeev Masand, the duo talk about Sooni's decision to turn director with Little Zizou that hit the screens on Friday. ...
  • Don't blame stars for teen smoking September 17, 2006

    Mumbai: Till recently, the blame of promoting smoking amongst young adults was only put on the silver screen and its stars. But now, a study by a Mumbai based NGO states, the problem may actually lie at home. The results of this study conducted by Salaam Bombay, an NGO which...