Salaam Bombay! & Chashme Buddoor to re-release in multiple cities
On 25 years of Salaam Bombay! PVR Director’s Rare will release the digitally re-mastered version of the film on big screen from March 22 – 28, 2013. The film will release in Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Pune and Gurgaon.
Salaam Bombay!, Mira Nair’s feature debut trails Krishna in his endeavor to collect Rs. 500 by working in the streets of Mumbai. Here he meets Manju, her prostitute mother Rekha, the pimp Baba and a heroin addict Chillum. The film features Nana Patekar, Raghuvir Yadav, Shafiq Syed and Anita Kanwar in lead roles.
Besides winning Audience Award and the Camera d’Or at Cannes Film Festival in 1988 and two National Film Awards in 1989, the film was nominated for Best Foreign Film at the 1989 Academy Awards.
PVR Director’s Rare will also release Sai Paranjpye’s 1981 cult classic Chashme Buddoor on April 5. The film stars Farookh Shaikh, Rakesh Bedi, Ravi Baswan and Deepti Naval. Incidentally, the 2013 remake of the film by David Dhawan is due for release on the same day.