The Resource Salaam Bombay!, (videorecording)

Salaam Bombay!, (videorecording)

Label
Salaam Bombay!
Title
Salaam Bombay!
Contributor
Subject
Language
  • hin
  • eng
  • hin
Summary
This is a sympathetic study of poverty on the streets of Bombay from the point of view of an 11 year old boy who becomes implicated in Bombay's drug trade and prostitution. In the light of the film's success in Western art cinemas a recent critique has raised questions about Salaam Bombay's implied eurocentrism which presents third world urban poverty as 'other' so feeding western misconceptions. Paradoxically this arises from the failure of the filmmakers to address the nuances of cultural superficiality and hence the complex social and political conditions. Bombay is by implication presented as interchangeable with any Third world city thus setting up a rigid opposition between Third World poverty and the First World when in reality there is an interdependent network of exploitation involving the drug trade, the commodification of women and the First World's own urban crisis
Awards note
Academy Awards Winner 1989, Best foreign language film ; Cannes film Festival Winner 1988, best first feature audience award.
Cataloging source
VMOU
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Produced and directed by Mira Nair
Intended audience
Censorship rating: M. Contains: moderate themes, infrequent coarse language
Language note
In Hindi. Subtitles: English
PerformerNote
Shafiq Sayed, Raghubir Yadav, Aneeta Kanwar, Nana Patekar
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Nair, Mira
  • Sayed, Shafiq
  • Yadav, Raghubir
  • Kanwar, Aneeta
  • Patekar, Nana
  • Fortissimo Films
  • Roadshow Entertainment (Firm)
  • Mirabai Films (Firm)
  • Hopscotch Entertainment (Firm)
Runtime
113
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Feature films
  • Bombay (India)
  • India
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
Label
Salaam Bombay!, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally released in India by Mirabai Films Production, 1988
  • Special features: director commentary with Mira Nair ; bonus interviews and behind the scenes footage
Control code
000040337377
Dimensions
12 cm.
Extent
1 videodisc (DVD) (113 min.)
Other control number
9398710531190
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
  • 105311-9
  • HOP0117
System control number
(OCoLC)224831415
System details
DVD 9, Region 4, PAL
Label
Salaam Bombay!, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Originally released in India by Mirabai Films Production, 1988
  • Special features: director commentary with Mira Nair ; bonus interviews and behind the scenes footage
Control code
000040337377
Dimensions
12 cm.
Extent
1 videodisc (DVD) (113 min.)
Other control number
9398710531190
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
  • 105311-9
  • HOP0117
System control number
(OCoLC)224831415
System details
DVD 9, Region 4, PAL

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