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Mumbai Salsa – movie review

About dysfunctional relationships among young Indians


Mumbai Salsa movie review

The movie shows a lounge bar in Mumbai by the name – Mumbai Salsa where the principal characters meet and their lives change forever.

Mumbai Salsa attempts to portray the lives of eight friends in the metropolis in the most realistic manner. The 8 young guys n gals played by Vir Das, Amruta, Manjari Fadnis, Raymond Irani, Indraneil Sengupta, Dilip Thadeshwar, Neelam Chauhan and Linda Arsenio are also making their debut in the film.

It is a film about dysfunctional relationships among young Indians, has given a great platform to eight upcoming actors who now see themselves in new light. Subject of this movie and the lingoes are targeted at the yuppie crowd which could restrict the film’s appeal to select metros of India or those living abroad.

Mumbai Salsa takes a look at the varied relationships that exists within the young corporate India. Not too long back, an average Indian was laidback, content and had ample time for love, life and relationships. But times have changed!

The movie isn’t everyone’s idea of entertainment. It works at places, and doesn’t at times. After “Life In A Metro”, “Saalam-e-Ishq” and “Honeymoon Travels”, “Mumbai Salsa” too is a multi-starrer based on dysfunctional relationships among young Indians working in different corporate houses.

The film shows how the race of life changes people’s perceptions and why they spend more time in pubs and nightclubs apart from their offices and homes. Mumbai Salsa is one such pub in Mumbai where the lives of these characters change for ever.

The director has handled the emotional moments well. Adnan Sami’s music, though not exceptional is fair. ‘Chhoti Si Ilteja’, seeped in melancholy, is the best track. Its rendition by Adnan Sami is brilliant as well. Cinematography by Kalpesh Bhandarkar is just adequate. The film introduces a number of new talents, all of whom are quite promising and amongst them the ones who register an impact are Vir Das, Manjari Phadnis, Ray Irani and Amruta.

For the first time singer Alisha Chinai is doing an item number on the title track in the film Mumbai Salsa. While Adnan Sami has scored the music for the film, Sameer has penned the lyrics. Kunal Ganjawala, Amit Kumar, Sami, Chinoi, Gayatri Ganjawala, Shreya Ghoshal and Shaan have sung songs in the movie.

Mumbai Salsa Cast:
Vir Das, Indraneil Sengupta, Ray Irani, Linda Arsenio, Manjari Fadnis, Dilip Thadeshwar, Alisha Chinai

Mumbai Salsa CREDITS
Producer – Surendra Sharma, Amita Bishnoi
Director – Manoj Tyagi
Music – Adnan Sami
Writer – Manoj Tyagi
Lyrics – Sameer
Original Music by Adnan Sami
Film Editing by Kuldip K. Mehan
Mumbai Salsa movie review