The movie does showcase the lives of five Mumbai residents, from diverse backgrounds representing the multi-dimensional Mumbai society.
Life in Mumbai goes on, no matter whatever number of blasts take place.
But, no one realizes how precious is life of an individual.
For those travelling in Public transport, are at risk every moment.
Devil is playing his game in the name of terrorism.
And, as we observe, the attitude of people does not change.
Whether he is a policeman, a jobless computer engineer, an executive who prefers to travel by train instead of his own car, as he saves time; a frustrated tea vendor ,unhappy by observing others happy around him and a TV channel head desperate in trying to catch up with the blast news, even not sparing his own anchor, who has lost her would-be in the blast. Emotions have no value, they are for sale to improve their TRP’s , is all that the film tries to explain with a sensible approach.
There is no point in mentioning about the story, as the film is shot on the backdrop of the deadly serial local train blasts that took several lives in Mumbai on 11th July 2006.
It talks about the attitude of the people towards each other.
Director Nishikant Kamat has impressed a lot with his direction abilities besides a sensible presentation of the subject.
It's difficult to identify the weak links in a movie like "Mumbai Meri Jaan" because almost everything about it works, be it the storytelling, the background score, cinematography or even the casting.
Kamat's brilliant direction makes it flow on screen with ease.
It makes no difference that there are no crowd-pullers in the cast.
The film has such heavyweight actors that a star presence is never missed.
Kay Kay Menon, Irrfan Khan, Paresh Rawal, R. Madhavan it's not easy to single any one out as the best in the film as each shines in his own space.
There are plenty of highly charged scenes that move you to tears or just shake you, but the triumph of the human spirit is simultaneously comforting.
I am sure if you can grab the movie you should be able to follow it and get a better understanding of life at times of crisis.