Bombai | Short Film of the Day

Short Film of the Day November 18, 2023


By Kanishk Seth with 7.4

drama · Short Films · hindi

Off it goes, running at bullet speed. Make sure to watch closely or before you know, you'll miss it! We are talking about the Mumbai locals of course, a serpentine, labyrinthine transport network that has its roots deeply embedded all across the city. It won't be erroneous to say that Mumbai-wallahs romanticise the locals in the same manner in which the rest of the country romanticise the Indian railways. It also won't be incorrect to say that Bombai offers the most beautiful and honest version of it.

Voiced by Bharti Sachin Jadhav, the short film uses skilful cinematography and a sophisticated background score to tell the story of the Mumbai locals which is not very different from the commuters who take it every day. As one particular local shares her story with the viewer, you realise that, after all, her aspirations, memories, hopes and daily struggles are same as any other commuter. The city might have changed, but the local continues to run unaltered, forming the stable backbone of Mumbai.
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