A movie which was made almost 30 years ago stands true even today. This film is not to be missed. Everyone should watch this film to understand how does the communal hatred originate in our society and who benefits from it and who loses. Also, amazing performances by Pavan Malhotra and Daddu from Chidiya Ghar.
Touches the surface of economic inequality but lacks a certain depth to go deeper. Mumbai's hierarchy show's the more corrupted one is the higher they climb the ladder in wealth while the educated and honest barely scrap by to make a living, add a further divide of religious views and that tightrope is a barbwire. The eye opening moments of sage advice are delivered by the educated Aslam to the eager ears of Salim.
A rare gem of the movie. Outstanding casting with strong performances. This movie is still relevant in 2020. That’s the genius of the writer to capture the quintessential foundation of Hindu Muslim divide, of how politics has time and again propelled hatred across generations, and reflects the sad state of affairs in India.
A fearless and rare film that explores what it means to be a Muslim in India. Decades of socio-cultural othering, economic disparity and lack of opportunities have left Muslims in India with roots, but without any bloom. Saeed Mirza explores that grave social injustice through Salim, born Muslim and also born lame, and his life in a Mumbai ghetto. But, like Mirza asks, don't cry for Salim. He doesn't need your tears.
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED ! The plight of the poor minorities, and how living in India with all it's economic disparity, communal tension and sub standard administration, is a very difficult pit for them to get out of. Every conversation between Aslam and Salim is important and should be seen and understood by people. The performances by the actors are spot on and this movie is bound to leave a lasting impact.
A gem of a movie. Saeed Mirza's master piece talks about urban poor,dreams, aspirations,betrayal and beautifully portrays how India as a nation has lied to millions of its citizens. People like myself coming from privileged upper caste background will deny, but being a minority and poor in India, one is offered very little opportunity to go ahead in life. India in 1988, India now 2020,nothing has changed.