Mumbai Saga: Disturbing Recall by G Swaminathan SignUp
Boloji.com
Channels

In Focus

 
Analysis
Cartoons
Education
Environment
Opinion
Photo Essays
 
 

Columns

 
Business
Random Thoughts
 
 

Our Heritage

 
Architecture
Astrology
Ayurveda
Buddhism
Cinema
Culture
Festivals
Hinduism
History
People
Places
Sikhism
Spirituality
 
 

Society & Lifestyle

 
Health
Parenting
Perspective
Recipes
Society
Teens
Women
 
 

Creative Writings

 
Book Reviews
Computing
Humor
Individuality
Literary Shelf
Memoirs
Quotes
Stories
Travelogues
Workshop
 
 
Cinema Share This Page
Mumbai Saga: Disturbing Recall
by G Swaminathan Bookmark and Share

Many times we find a movie starting with an opening line ‘inspired by true events’. The movie ‘Mumbai Saga’ also opens with such a caveat.

It is yet another gang war of Mumbai of 90s, a treacherous metro notorious for its underworld. The endless fights, punch lines, nonstop gunshots, fall of dead bodies, frequent mild churn in the stomach notwithstanding I watched the movie. It is absolutely a John Abraham film who walks through the character of Amartya Rao with his robust perfect physique, moving with agility and dead pan expressions. Appearing late, because of his character, as a duty bound police officer Vijay Savarkar Emraan Hashmi also is impressive. Mahesh Manjrekar as a shrewd politician openly suggesting a well known outfit walks through his role with calm and cool ruthlessness.

But, what shocked me again was the concluding notes of the movie substantiating the opening remarks. It is chilling because it is about Mumbai’s past and scary real. ‘Amartya Rao’s death was declared as encounter where police shot him in self-defense’, ‘Inspector Savarkar executed more than 87 encounters and received gallantry awards’, ‘Amartya’s brother returned to India to take over the business’ and ‘Khaitan Mills is the only mill that remains undeveloped in Mumbai’ sent a disturbing feeling inside me. One review even openly says Mumbai Saga showcases how ‘Bombay’ became ‘Mumbai’ in the mid-90s' with the criminal underworld being rampant in the city.

Amidst a killer pandemic, many reports are already terribly depressive and devastating. Honestly, are we really living in a safe and civilized society?

Share This:
22-May-2021
More by :  G Swaminathan
 
Views: 203      Comments: 0




Name *
Email ID
 (will not be published)
Comment *
Characters
Verification Code*
Can't read? Reload
Please fill the above code for verification.
 
Top | Cinema



 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1999-2021 All Rights Reserved
 
No part of this Internet site may be reproduced without prior written permission of the copyright holder
.