Abstract: Salim, the young man with a limp, inhabits a twilight zone. His father was very poor and could only afford to educate his elder son but unfortunately he dies of an electric shock, in an accident in the company in which he worked as an electrician. An extortionist, thief and small time local goon Salim Pasha lives with his parents and sister Anees in a shifty neighborhood in Bombay. Salim Langde Pe Mat Ro is full of brilliant performances. Kudos to the director for not inserting any unnecessary vulgar scene. Well,I would say 1980-90 has been the best decade for the Indian Cinema. Neighborhood shops, the usual gang that hang around the shops, various colorful characters etc.
There are some characters which are wasted in the film and the screenplay could have done much better without those. He start taking care of his family and starts enjoying the common man life. It narrates a story of A tapori and his life and it's brilliantly handled. Why do they pamper stars? The pace is bit slow in places. I was production assistant for Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro 1983 and for Mirza on his film. Genre: Social Banner: National Film Development Corporation Release: 1990 Synopsis: This film is about a man, Salim, who was uneducated and who fell into bad company. Saeed Akhtar Mirza who gave us Mohan Joshi Haazir Ho and many good films, gives yet another good film The film has a good plot and it's well handled.
What is remarkable about the film is that it was made before the 1993 Mumbai Bomb blasts and hence whatever you see on screen is actually a realistic depiction of a bitter reality that was boiling in the under belly of the city. But there has been this enduring difference between actors and stars. There is some kind of an instinct. Makes him change his mind to quit his unlawful activities and become a law abiding citizen. He begins to question his integrity his existence. But as we all know there is no exit in underworld once you get in.
Anees who is of a marriageable age is soon to be engaged to a proofreader Aslam Rajendra Gupta. Excerpts: You did two very different films at the beginning of your acting career — Salim Langde Pe Mat Ro 1989 and Bagh Bahadur 1989. But that will take some time in India because even today, people go to watch a film in their best clothes and watching a film is still an event. Even Amitabh Bachchan came from Allahabad! It is not an instantly-appealing. Salim's brother in law comes as the clean guy with good morals in midst of all the rowdy elements. Before every film, every single job that I have done, I am scared. Excellent acting by Pavan Malhotra as Salim Langda.
Yes, If you are a cinema lover, then you must watch this film. Cast: Pavan Malhotra, Makarand Deshpande, Asutosh Gowariker, Rajendra Gupta, Neelima Azim, Vikram Gokhale, Surekha Sikri. Colorful characters in a not-so-colorful world are a one-time viewing affair. See, every form has survived. Mushtaq Khan acts as a sweeper who digs out a dead body from a sewer and has only a few lines to deliver but the overall impact of the scene lasts way longer than its duration. Salim's only sister, Aneez was younger to him and was the doll of the family. Talking about salims dead brother he conveys the important message that the easiest thing to do is to become a rowdy and the hardest thing to do is to live with dignity.
He would then marry off his sister with his honest earnings. Some events make him realise that he must change and earn an honest living. The characters are the strongest point of this film. You would have witnessed so many changes on screen and behind the scenes during your long career. The movie won the awards for Best Cinematography Virendra Saini and Regional Feature Film at the 1989 National awards.
Saeed Akhtar Mirza asks the same question in his own way in this movie. That's another question the movie throws at us. This is a question that has been asked so many times in so many movies. The gradual development in Saleem is beautifully shown. Tom Alter and Ajit Vachchaani in their brief roles do not fail to impress. Salim Langde Pe Mat Ro comes under that category. He is one of us, when it comes to family and his dreamz to live a happy life, to marry off his sweet sister and be a man his father will be proud off.
And with a beautiful climax he make us question ourselves. It is a beautiful study of what goes in the mind of a muslim youth in bombay. The scene where he bangs his fist on wall in anguish and vents out his anger stands out just as much the shot where he shouts to the world that he is an Indian and wants to live with dignity. He is so enmeshed in this bad world that getting out of it is going to be difficult. You don't look up at a guy, who leads a decent life. It also becomes pertinent when a dead body is found from the gutters of Bombay, days after the deceased was dumped in there.