Salaam Bombay! (re-release) Image
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8.3

Universal acclaim- based on 8 Ratings

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  • Summary: Re-release of the 1988 film about life on the streets of Bombay.
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  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. 90
    The real star of this film is the crowded, neon-lit byways of the city itself.
  2. 80
    The film is unsparingly gritty, but with a woman's tenderness it also grants the characters an occasional moment of grace.
  3. The story sometimes seems hesitant to confront the most harrowing implications of the harsh realities it portrays. But it benefits greatly from Syed's close-to-the-bone performance as the boy.
  4. Reviewed by: Staff (Not Credited)
    60
    Director Mira Nair indulges in some melodramatic explorations, however, dangerously verging on a romanticized Oriental tearjerker mood.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
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  1. May 11, 2011
    10
    It's reality, that is the key element in the film, making it an excellent film. It doesn't posess any Bollywood "flavor" but it contains anIt's reality, that is the key element in the film, making it an excellent film. It doesn't posess any Bollywood "flavor" but it contains an amazing story. Expand

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