- City of Gold (2010 film)
City of Gold
Directed by Mahesh Manjrekar Produced by Arun Rangachari Screenplay by Mahesh Manjrekar
Story by Jayant Pawar Starring Ankush Choudhary
Music by Ajit Parab Cinematography Ajit Reddy
V. Ajith Reddy
Editing by Sarvesh Parab Studio DAR Motion Pictures Release date(s) April 23, 2010 Country India Language Hindi
City of Gold is a 2010 Bollywood film released in both Hindi and Marathi languages. The film has been directed by Mahesh Manjrekar, who has directed critically acclaimed films in the past like, Astitva and Viruddh... Family Comes First.
The film is adapted from a play by Jayant Pawar, who also co-wrote the screenplay, and explores the life of BOMBAY's mill workers after they were rendered jobless in the early 1980s, when the Bombay mills shut down in the post Great Bombay Textile Strike period, and soon made way for skyscrapers and shopping malls. The film opened to mixed reviews, though it was commended for its theme, and acting. The name of the Marathi version of this film is Lalbaug Parel.
The film is a story of a family of mill worker in Bombay. The sufferings of the family & the social environment is well portrayed in the film. City of Gold is a film of Bollywood in the direction of Mahesh Manjrekar. City of Gold releases on 23 April 2010 in Indian cinemas. City of Gold introduces a story of the forgotten masses of Bombay.
Satish Kaushik as Mama, Siddharth Jhadav as Speed Breaker, Veena Jamkar as Manju, Ganesh Yadav as Parshya Bhai, Sachin Khedekar as Rane, Vineet Kumar as Mohan, Kashmera Shah as Mami, Sameer Dharmadhikari as Mahendra, Shashank Shende as Anna, Karan Patel as Naru, Seema Biswas as Aai and Ankush Choudhary as Baba are the leading casts of City of Gold film.
City of Gold is directed by Mahesh Manjrekar. Producer of the film is Arn Rangachari.
Director of the film - Mahesh Manjrekar writes in the director notes about City of Gold, "City of Gold should be the story of the evolution of any modern day city. It's the story of the forgotten masses on whose sweat and blood the modern day swanky malls and glittering multiplexes are built. In simple terms it is the untold story behind the Mumbai that we live and work in today. I have lived all my life in Bombay and in these past several years I, like so many other Mumaikars, have seen the city evolve, through its numerous trails and tribulations. I grew up in the heart of Mumbai in an area called Wadala not fal from Lalbaug – Parel which still many recall as The Land of Mills."
He writes about his directorial interest towards City of Gold as, "When I took a sabbatical from Hindi cinema close to four years ago, I promised myself that if and only if an exceptional subject came my way would I venture back to do a Hindi film. City of Gold is that subject."
In a recent interview, Mahesh Manjrekar accepts that City of Gold is 100 ft ahead of Vaastav. However, Mahesh Manjrekar came in light as filmmaker with Vaastav film. City of Gold introduces the condition of city's mill workers in 80s. However, Vaastav had introduced harsh realities of the life in the Bombay underworld.
City of Gold is also set in the background of the changing socio-political atmosphere just like Vaastav. The film examines the birth of organized crime also.
There are some other Hollywood films also with the same name - Allan Quatermain and the Lost City of Gold (1986), City of Gold (1957) and The Mysterious Cities of Gold.
City of Gold raises many questions and issues about mill workers of 80s in Mumbai.
Story of the film introduces many facts about the condition of mill workers in 80s. The film has tried to raise an issue for the justice of forgotten masses, the mill workers.
City of Gold is a realistic film that introduces a story of a land that becomes the currency of growth. City of Gold states a story of those who worked in these mills from generation to generation.
City of Gold is a story about thousands of workers and end of their livelihoods. The film has tried to introduce the life conditions of thousands of jobless mill workers who left Bombay and went back to their ancestral homes. You will watch the birth of a world of crime in Bombay in this film.
City of Gold raises some questions on the injustice of mill workers of 80s in Bombay. The film has tried to introduce the truth behind a modern city like Bombay.
City of Gold is not only about Bombay. It says about almost all modern cities like Bombay. However, its starting point as a symbol is also Bombay just like Apartment film.
City of Gold has tried to introduce a situation just like novel The Condition of the Working Class in England by Friedrich Engels. Story of the film has covered the biggest aspect of human being's life.
City of Gold raises only facts and questions about the injustice of mill workers in Bombay. But the film has not given any logical solutions about the injustice. The film has not blame state or capitalist system directly. Yes, it is a realistic film but not a logical or rational film against the current system.
- Shashank Shende as Anna
- Seema Biswas as Aai
- Ankush Choudhary as Baba
- Anusha Dandekar as Manasi
- Vineet Kumar as Mohan
- Veena Jamkar as Manju
- Karan Patel as Naru
- Siddharth Jadhav as Speedbreaker
- Satish Kaushik as Mama
- Kashmira Shah as Mami
- Sameer Dharmadhikari as Mahendra
- Ganesh Yadav as Parshya Bhai
- Sachin Khedekar as Rane
- Vinay Apte as Govind
- ^ Masand, Rajeev (April 24, 2010). "Masand: City of Gold is hard-hitting". CNN-IBN. http://ibnlive.in.com/news/masand-city-of-gold-is-hardhitting/113865-8-66.html?from=tn. Retrieved 24 April 2010.
- ^ "Subhash K. Jha speaks about City of Gold". Bollywood Hungama. April 24, 2010. http://www.bollywoodhungama.com/features/2010/04/24/6170/.
- ^ "Film Review: City of Gold". Live Mint. April 24, 2010. http://www.livemint.com/2010/04/23215858/Film-Review--City-of-Gold.html?h=B.
- ^ "Anupama Chopra's review: City of Gold". NDTV. 23 April 2010. http://movies.ndtv.com/movie_Review.aspx?id=507.
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