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Salaam Bombay! (1988)

Not Rated
113 min | Crime, Drama

The boy Krishna is abandoned by his mother at the Apollo Circus and she tells him that he can only return home when he can afford 500 rupees to pay for the bicycle of his brother that he had trashed. Krishna is left behind by the circus ...See moreThe boy Krishna is abandoned by his mother at the Apollo Circus and she tells him that he can only return home when he can afford 500 rupees to pay for the bicycle of his brother that he had trashed. Krishna is left behind by the circus and he takes a train to Bombay. Krishna is called Chaipau by the street children of Bombay and he works delivering and selling tea for Chacha, who owns a street bar. Krishna befriends the heroin addicted Chillum that sells drugs for the drug dealer and caftan Baba Golub, and the girl Manju Golub, who is the daughter of Baba with the prostitute Rekha Golub. Krishna dreams on saving 500 rupees to return home, but the life on the streets of Bombay is not easy. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil See less
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Hriday Lani (dialogue) | Mira Nair (story) | Sooni Taraporevala (screenplay) (story)
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$ 2,080,046
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Release date
Oct 7, 1988 (United States)

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48 cast members
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Shafiq Syed
Krishna / Chaipau Krishna / Chaipau   See fewer
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Hansa Vithal
Manju Golub Manju Golub   See fewer
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Chanda Sharma
Sola Saal Sola Saal   See fewer
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Raghuvir Yadav
Chillum (as Raghubir Yadav) Chillum (as Raghubir Yadav)   See fewer
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Anita Kanwar
Rekha Golub (as Aneeta Kanwar) Rekha Golub (as Aneeta Kanwar)   See fewer
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Nana Patekar
Baba Golub Baba Golub   See fewer
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Anjaan
Child at the circus Child at the circus   See fewer
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Amrit Patel
Circus Boss Circus Boss   See fewer
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Murari Sharma
Ticket Seller Ticket Seller   See fewer
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Ram Murthy
Mad Man (as Ram Moorti) Mad Man (as Ram Moorti)   See fewer
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Sarfuddin Qureshi
Koyla (as Sarfuddin Quarassi) Koyla (as Sarfuddin Quarassi)   See fewer
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Irshad Hashmi
Chacha Chacha   See fewer
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Krishna Thapa
Nepali Middleman (as Kishan Thapa) Nepali Middleman (as Kishan Thapa)   See fewer
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Shaukat Azmi
Bordal owner Bordal owner   See fewer
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Haneef Zahoor
Bouncer Bouncer   See fewer
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Jamila
Woman at the bordal Woman at the bordal   See fewer
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Ramesh Rai
Barber Barber   See fewer
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Shaukat H. Inamdar
Crawford Market Shopkeeper Crawford Market Shopkeeper   See fewer
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Irrfan Khan
Letter writer Letter writer   See fewer
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Neal Gettinger
Uncle Sam (as Neil Gettinger) Uncle Sam (as Neil Gettinger)   See fewer
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Yunus Parvez
Hashimbhai Hashimbhai   See fewer
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Habib Azmi
Ganga smoker Ganga smoker   See fewer
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Ramesh Goyal
Customer at Rekha's House (as Ramesh Gohil) Customer at Rekha's House (as Ramesh Gohil)   See fewer
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Sanjana Kapoor
Western Journalist (as Sanjna Kapoor) Western Journalist (as Sanjna Kapoor)   See fewer
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Biswadeep Chatterjee
Hippie Guide Hippie Guide   See fewer
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Ameer
Ravi (as Ameer Bhai) Ravi (as Ameer Bhai)   See fewer
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Ajju Kasam
Angry Man in Movie Theatre Angry Man in Movie Theatre   See fewer
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Double Battery Stafford
Woman at the cinema Woman at the cinema   See fewer
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Rana Singh
Old man at the cinema Old man at the cinema   See fewer
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Dinshaw Daji
Parsi Bawaji Parsi Bawaji   See fewer
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Jayant Joshi
Tailor Tailor   See fewer
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Prashant Jaiswal
Wedding Singer Wedding Singer   See fewer
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Hassan Kutty
Spouse Spouse   See fewer
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Preshit Shringarpure
Fat kin at Wedding Fat kin at Wedding   See fewer
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Mohammed Ali
Handcuffed man in van Handcuffed man in van   See fewer
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Dilip Das
Chiller Room Song Leader Chiller Room Song Leader   See fewer
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Alfred Anthony
Lalua Chor Lalua Chor   See fewer
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Ramesh Deshavani
Murtaza Murtaza   See fewer
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Anjan Srivastav
Superintendent (as Anjan Srivastava) Superintendent (as Anjan Srivastava)   See fewer
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Eric Paymaster
Superintendent's Echo Superintendent's Echo   See fewer
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Sulabha Deshpande
Social Worker at Juvenile Centre (as Sulbha Deshpande) Social Worker at Juvenile Centre (as Sulbha Deshpande)   See fewer
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Mohan Tantaru
Chillum II Chillum II   See fewer
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Sheikh Haroon
Solasaal's first costumer Solasaal's first costumer   See fewer
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8 / 10 | 7,547 votes