25 years on, does Meera Nair's 'Salaam Bombay!' hold relevance in today's time?

Movies | | March 17, 2013, 1:35 pm
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Raghuvir Yadav, who had played drug peddler Chillum was present at the special screening.

Raghuvir Yadav, who had played drug peddler Chillum was present at the special screening.

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The film had won the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Hindi in 1988, the National Board of Review Award for Top Foreign Film, the Golden Camera and Audience Awards at the Cannes Film Festival, and three awards at the Montreal World Film Festival. Director Onir at the special screening of the film.

The film had won the National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Hindi in 1988, the National Board of Review Award for Top Foreign Film, the Golden Camera and Audience Awards at the Cannes Film Festival, and three awards at the Montreal World Film Festival. Director Onir at the special screening of the film.

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Filmmaker Mira Nair was present for the special screening of 'Salaam Bombay!'

Filmmaker Mira Nair was present for the special screening of 'Salaam Bombay!'

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Sandhya Mridul was also spotted at the screening.

Sandhya Mridul was also spotted at the screening.

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After the success of the film, Mira Nair established an organization called the Salaam Baalak Trust in 1989 to rehabilitate the children who appeared in the film.

After the success of the film, Mira Nair established an organization called the Salaam Baalak Trust in 1989 to rehabilitate the children who appeared in the film.

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Mira Nair's other acclaimed films include 'Mississippi Masala', 'Monsoon Wedding', 'The Namesake'.

Mira Nair's other acclaimed films include 'Mississippi Masala', 'Monsoon Wedding', 'The Namesake'.

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Before the screening, the film's scriptwriter Sooni Taraporewala released a book on 'Salaam Bombay!'.

Before the screening, the film's scriptwriter Sooni Taraporewala released a book on 'Salaam Bombay!'.

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Actress Richa Chaddha at the special screening of 'Salaam Bombay!'.

Actress Richa Chaddha at the special screening of 'Salaam Bombay!'.

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The film was lauded worldwide for its realistic story telling. Several street children were used to play pivotal roles in the film.

The film was lauded worldwide for its realistic story telling. Several street children were used to play pivotal roles in the film.

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The film also featured Nana Patekar, Anita Kanwar and Irrfan Khan.

The film also featured Nana Patekar, Anita Kanwar and Irrfan Khan.

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The film narrated the story of Chaipur who comes to Mumbai in search of a job and how he gets engulfed in the dark underbelly of the society that exists in the city.

The film narrated the story of Chaipur who comes to Mumbai in search of a job and how he gets engulfed in the dark underbelly of the society that exists in the city.

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Actor Sanjay Suri with filmmaker Mira Nair during the screening of the film.

Actor Sanjay Suri with filmmaker Mira Nair during the screening of the film.

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25 years after it was released, PVR pictures has re released the film. The film was screened in Mumbai where some of the cast and crew of the film were present along with other celebrities. Seen in the pic, filmmaker-actor Rajat Kapoor.

25 years after it was released, PVR pictures has re released the film. The film was screened in Mumbai where some of the cast and crew of the film were present along with other celebrities. Seen in the pic, filmmaker-actor Rajat Kapoor.

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Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra was spotted at the event.

Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra was spotted at the event.

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Mira Nair's  path breaking film on lives of street children in the big bad city of Mumbai. On completing 25 years, the film was recently re-released at an star studded event in Mumbai.

Mira Nair's path breaking film on lives of street children in the big bad city of Mumbai. On completing 25 years, the film was recently re-released at an star studded event in Mumbai.