Salaam Bombay! | 1988

Drama
Back from an errand for a seedy circus owner, urchin Krishna finds the troupe has picked up and disappeared, leaving him with barely enough money for a 3rd class ticket to Bombay. From here on, Krishna becomes a ...more
Director: Mira Nair
Awards: 1 Oscar nomination. Another 3 wins & 2 nominations | full awards »

Cast

... Krishna /Chaipau

Actor

... Koyla

Actor

... Keera

Actor

... Rekha

Actor

... Baba

Actor

... Manju

Actor

... Salim

Actor

... Chungal

Actor

... Solassal--

Actor

... Madame

Actor

... Parsi Bawaji

Actor

... Lalua Chor

Actor

Company

Cadrage

Production Company

Doordarshan

Production Company

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La Sept

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Synopsis

Back from an errand for a seedy circus owner, urchin Krishna finds the troupe has picked up and disappeared, leaving him with barely enough money for a 3rd class ticket to Bombay. From here on, Krishna becomes a chaipau, constantly on the run delivering tea in one of the city's red light districts; sleeping in a garbage-strewn alley with world-wise new friends; snatching moments of pleasure with pilfered sweets or at a Bollywood musical; and doing the bidding of a drug kingpin/pimp whose latest project is "taming" an abducted 16-year-old into prostitution.

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