Starring: Anupam Kher,
Atul Kulkarni, Seema Biswas, Smily Suri, Rajpal Yadav,
Directed by N. Chandra
Yeh Mera India portrays the comprehensive lifestyle
of Mumbai. Mumbai is often referred to as Mini India
since it has people belonging to various communities,
from diverse socio-economic background and different
religions. It is commendable that such huge combination
of the public live in harmony in this city of dreams.
Director N. Chandra focuses on the unequal status of its
people that infuse dynamism in this mega polis. Various
characters depicted in the film merge into on story
whether it is a communal bias, or socially,
economically, religion or even the educational
The case of gender bias is
portrayed by Sarika’s husband played by Rajit Kapur is
intoxicated with money and power always had a low
opinion of working women. But when he is in a fix, it is
then he realizes his mistake.
Perizaad Zorabian is tensed with the hectic pressure
work as the head of a channel. She has a low opinion of
the locals and thinks that grass is greener on the other
side. That is the western countries.
Now comes the interesting part of the movie - the way
the characters get connected to each other and influence
each other's lives.
Credits & Crew:
Story, Screenplay - N.
Directed by N. Chandra
Produced by N. Chandra, Dhaval Gada
Music by Suhas, Siddharth, Kavita Seth
Original Music by Ranjit Barot, Adnan Sami
Cinematography - Matthew Boyd
Film Editing - N. Chandra
Art Direction - Nitin Chandrakant Desai
Costume Design - Ken Ferns
Production Manager- Kishor Thakarey
Assistant Directors - Yugandhar N. Chandra, Nihal
Satpute, Maulik Pithadia, Nachiket Narvekar
Sound Design - Alok De, Chiranjeevi Nanda
Stunts - Allan Amin
Lyrics - Javed Akhtar, N. Chandra, Charanjit Charan
Like to depict the religious bias, a devout Muslim after
attending the radical sermons of their religious leader
that aims to instigate his friends and followers to take
avenge the wrongdoings occurring within the Islamic
community. The devout followers plans to create panic in
the city, and (un) fortunately they fail. Instead they are
snowed under the good deeds of a Hindi boy bravely helping
a lost Muslim girl find her mother.
The second issue, a communal one, is that of the Biharis.
Rajpal Yadav plays a Bihari who has just arrived in
Mumbai, looking for work. The locals in Maharashtra feel
that he and his fraternity are a burden on them. There is
also a Brahmin politician who exploits the courtship of
his son with a dalit girl – to gain political mileage.
Social bias is depicted in a
very delicate topic where Sarika always doubts her maid
Seema Biswas. Sarika doubted the maid the minute her
things go missing and always checking her purse. But it is
this poor woman who was not supported by her employer, yet
she stood by Sarika at times of a crucial moment.
Talented actors like Anupam
Kher, Seema Biswas, Saarika and Rajpal Yadav are
underutilized. In the end it seems a bit jumbled up. The
core concept is very good, yet the viewer is left confused
in the end.
The daily life of a typical Indian is explored in this
social drama. It is a bad day today, and how problems are
resolved the next day. Also shown is how an individual
doesn’t exactly take responsibility of his own character.
Written and directed by N. Chandra, it is a film with a
soul. The director addresses all the troubles that is
wrong with our country – the class divide, the communal
hatred, corruption in the system and sexual harassment.
Anupam Kher - Judge
Atul Kulkarni - Raja Shetty
Milind Gunaji - Don Ashfaq
Perizaad Zorabian - Jennifer Ali
Purab Kohli - Nachiket Joshi
Smiley Suri - Asha Ambedkar
Parvin Dabbas - Sameer Ali
Rajit Kapoor - Arun Talreja
Sarika - Sushma Talweja
Rajpal Yadav - Bhola Paswan
Sayaji Shinde - Inspector Chandrakant Shinde
Seema Biswas - Sharda Bai
Vijay Raaz - Noor Ahmed Khan
Ashwin Mushran Amarjit Singh
Virendra Saxena – Dr Mandhadhi
Siddhant Karnick - Jatin Gunguly
Mohini ... Dolly
Hira Singh Rawat