Mumbai Salsa (2007)

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Though India, for years, nurtured interpersonal contact between partners that waxed romantic and lyrical - encouraging long-lasting, psychologically healthy and monogamous relationships - the products of commercialization and the rising corporate culture wrought a much different, and arguably less healthy, social fabric. Such is the thesis of Manoj Tyagi's feature Mumbai Salsa - a penetrating but inherently comical exploration of contemporary Indian social mores featuring an ensemble cast. The individuals in Tyagi's film are habitu├ęs of the titular establishment, a pub in the metropolis of Mumbai where all spend the majority of their time. Tyagi's band of colorful characters includes: Maya (Manjari Fadnis), an HR rep at a bank and an extreme perfectionist who puts herself in a difficult spot by demanding the same level of perfection in love that she does in business transactions; Rajeev Sharma (Virdas), an advertising executive and inherent romantic who finally meets the great love of his life but grows concerned that the experience will end badly; Subramanium (Dilip Thadeshwar), one of Rajeev's co-workers who grapples with his own deep-rooted conservatism and abhorrence to progressive lifestyles; Pamella (Linda Arsenio), an immigrant to India who also works in the same firm as Rajeev and seeks both permanent acceptance in Indian society and complete cultural assimilation; Neha (Amruta Khanvilkar), a tattoo parlor owner and nymphomaniac who paradoxically desires lasting love; Shahji (Raymond Irani), a gymnastics instructor heavy on muscle but a little light in the head; and Karan (Indraneil Sen Gupta), a banker known for his scheming and womanizing ways, who abhors commitment. As these seven characters' paths intersect at the Mumbai Salsa, each will find his or her life and future changed in an irrevocable way.
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Art House & International , Comedy
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Studio:
Asa Films

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Linda Arsenio
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