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 Mumbai Salsa
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Starring :
 Manoj Tyagi
 Adnan Sami
 Linda Arsenio, Indraneel Sengupta, Dilip Thadeshwar, Manjari Phadnis, Vir Das, Neelam Chauhan.

By Martin D'Souza, Bollywood Trade News Network Send to Friend

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Take Life In A Metro, Dil Dosti Etc and Life Mein Kabhie Kabhie. Put it together and give it a thorough mix and what emerges is MUMBAI SALSA!

This time, the camera zooms onto corporate India and how the busy bodies unwind after a hard day's work. They pub it out; either to bust stress or for a quick roll in the hay. At least that is what Director Manoj Tyagi suggests. This is what one can derive with lines like 'The fastest way to get over a guy is to get under him' or 'You should come first and then piss, not first piss and then come!' Really??? Corporate India talks like boys who refuse to grow out of their teens, or girls still in college. But you can't blame Tyagi for that. He surely must have been inspired by the many men around who still behave like boys, or at least must have been surrounded by them at one point in time.

Well to cut the long story short there are four guys and four girls, and it's about how they fall in love and how they use each other and how they finally grow up and realize that love after all is real, not a mirage.

The length is 20 minutes too long for a subject like this and the editing could have been crisper. However, credit to the director for etching each character well and giving them time to develop.

It's not a never-done-before script but it has a freshness in the sense that in the last reel, the very place (pub) where everyone once enjoyed spending time at, after marriage they find it extremely boring. These guys did grow up!!!

There are plenty of moments many will identify with, either whilst growing up as a teen, or whilst working, or when asking that very difficult question, 'Will you marry me?'

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It's not a bad film. With a relative new star cast, the actors do well, staying well within the characters they play. Among the girls Amruta Khanvilkar who plays Neha who is out for a romp in the bed, Manjari Phadnis, as Maya, who is confused as to what true love really is and Linda Arsenio, who plays Pamela an expat working in India, catch the eye. Neelam Chauhan who plays Xenobia, a dance instructor too has her moments.

Virdas, Indraneil Sen Gupta, Dilip Thadeshwar and Raymond Irani too pull in their weight to provide a ready mix of what the truth actually is.

Just for the record, you will find three lookalikes; that of Perity Zinta (Linda Arsenio), Rimmi Sen (Manjari Phadnis) and Negar Khan (Neelam Chauhan).
With a maximum of two shows in most multiplexes, I don't see how the producers plan to recover their money!

Ratings : 2 / 5

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