Salaam Bombay! Synopsis
A runaway boy (Shafiq Syed) makes his way amid pimps, prostitutes and drug pushers in Bombay.
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Village Voice

By Leslie Camhi
The real star of this film is the crowded, neon-lit byways of the city itself.
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80

Chicago Reader

By Ted Shen
The film is unsparingly gritty, but with a woman's tenderness it also grants the characters an occasional moment of grace.
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75

Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
The story sometimes seems hesitant to confront the most harrowing implications of the harsh realities it portrays. But it benefits greatly...
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60

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Director Mira Nair indulges in some melodramatic explorations, however, dangerously verging on a romanticized Oriental tearjerker mood.
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