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Mumbai Express

  • 15 Apr 2005
  • 2h 32m
  • Action, Comedy
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Mumbai Xpress is a 2005 Tamil comedy film directed by Singeetam Srinivasa Rao and written and produced by Kamal Haasan. It stars Kamal Haasan himself in the lead role alongside Manisha Koirala, while Nassar, Pasupathy, Sharat Saxena and Santhana Bharathi amongst others play pivotal role. The music was composed by Ilayaraaja, while Siddharth and Ashmith Kunder handled the cinematography and editing respectively.




  • Status Released
  • Release date 15 Apr 2005
  • Running time 2h 32m
  • Genres Action, Comedy


Three amateur thieves plot to kidnap the young son of wealthy Chettiar (Santhana Bharathi - Tamil) / Mehta (Saurabh Shukla - Hindi) from school. They do a trial run. However, on the eve of the kidnap, the guy whose job is to operate a crane (Dheena Chandra Dhas) in this plan is hospitalized. The services of Avinasi (Tamil) / Avinash (Hindi) a.k.a. Mumbai Xpress (Kamal Haasan), brother of Kovai Sarala (Tamil) / Pratima Kazmi (Hindi), a deaf stuntman who performs daredevil bike acts, is hired. Twists and turns take place where the other two gang members are hurt, and invariably, our Mumbai Xpress is left to perform the task all by himself. He kidnaps the wrong boy Daddu (Hardhik Thakar), the illegitimate son of Ahalya (Manisha Koirala) and police officer Rao (Nassar - Tamil) / (Om Puri - Hindi), but manages to get a huge ransom from Chettiar by default. A brawl takes place between the original kidnap planners - Chidambaram (Pasupathy - Tamil) / Digambar (Vijay Raaz - Hindi), Johnson (Vaiyapuri - Tamil) / (Dinesh Lamba - Hindi), and Avinasi / Avinash - in handling Ahalya's child, but Avinasi / Avinash delivers the child unhurt to his mother. He eavesdrops into her tele-con with Rao where Rao wants to settle both the ransom and sever his ties with her. Ahalya pleads and coaxes him to help her get the ransom, which Rao is willing to pay. The child takes a fancy to Avinasi / Avinash and wants him to be the man in their life, and gets him to agree (or else he would throw himself from a multi-storied building). Ahalaya wants either Rao's or Chettiar / Mehta's money which Avinasi / Avinash is holding, whereas Avinasi / Avinash is in love and wants to be that protective person. Rao appoints Chettiar / Mehta to handle the ransom and what follows is a series of humorous mix-ups. In the end, all settle their differences and become the board of directors of Avinasi / Avinash's Mumbai Express, a mega-bar owned by Avinasi / Avinash and Ahalya, now married, to a happy ending.

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