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Bombairiya poster.jpg
Film poster
Directed byPia Sukanya
Produced byMichael E. Ward
Written byMichael E. Ward
Story byMichael E. Ward
Pia Sukanya
Aarti Bagdi
StarringRadhika Apte
Siddhanth Kapoor
Akshay Oberoi
Adil Hussain
Ravi Kishan
Music byArko Pravo Mukherjee
Amjad Nadeem
CinematographyKarthik Ganesh
Edited byAntara Lahiri
Krio Films FZ
Beautiful Bay Enterntainment
Distributed bySony Pictures Releasing
Zee Studios (Overseas)
Release date
  • 18 January 2019 (2019-01-18)

November 2018 (film festival)
Box officeest. 14 lakh[1]

Bombairiya (transl. The disease of Bombay) is a 2019 Indian Hindi-language black comedy crime-drama film directed by Pia Sukanya and written by Michael E. Ward, with story by Ward, Sukanya and Aarti Bagdi.[2] Ward was also the producer. The film stars Radhika Apte, Siddhanth Kapoor, Akshay Oberoi, Adil Hussain, Ravi Kishan, Amit Sial, Ajinkya Deo and Shilpa Shukla.[3] It follows Meghna, a native of Mumbai who gets embroiled in a series of events after her phone is stolen.[4] The film was released on 18 January 2019.[5][6]



The film is inspired by Ward's experience of living in Mumbai for 13 years with his wife Sukanya.[7] Principal photography for the film had begun in 2015, but production was delayed due to the difficulties in filming in Mumbai. The film was shot in over 40 locations, most of which were streets of Mumbai, with sync sound.[8] Siddhanth Kapoor was injured while filming and received 47 stitches in his arm.[8] The film's visual effect's work also took a year to finish.[8]


Critical response[edit]

Bombairiya received mixed reviews from critics. A review for the Indo-Asian News Service carried by Hindustan Times opined: "Radhika Apte’s film is a crazy, heartwarming homage to Mumbai. It captures the polarised propensities of the split city with vigour and humour. Sure, towards the midpoint, the edifice of chaos built on the premise of ‘One Day in the Life Of Radhika Apte’ (she gets top solo billing), begins to fall apart. And you feel the film is trying to cram in too much physical activity at the cost of giving the plot and the characters space to breathe. But then, this is a homage to a breathless city. And the rhythms of the film follow suit. No time to ask why. Just act".[9]


Soundtrack album by
Arko Pravo Mukherjee and Amjad Nadeem
Released18 December 2018[10]
GenreFeature Film Soundtrack
LabelZee Music Company
External audio
audio icon Audio Jukebox on YouTube
Arko Pravo Mukherjee chronology
Jack and Dil

The film's soundtrack was composed by Arko Pravo Mukherjee and Amjad Nadeem, with the latter also writing the lyrics.

Track listing
1."Sanki"Arko, Michael E WardArko Pravo MukherjeeArko Pravo Mukherjee3:18
2."Bairiya" (version 1)ArkoArko Pravo MukherjeeNavraj Hans3:23
3."Sajde Karoon"Amjad NadeemAmjad NadeemYasser Desai, Meraj Warsi, Riyaz Warsi, Faraz Warsi6:09
4."Bairiya" (version 2)ArkoArko Pravo MukherjeeNavraj Hans, Akriti Kakar3:43
Total length:16:33


  1. ^ "Bombairiya Box Office Collection till Now - Bollywood Hungama". Retrieved 28 January 2019.
  2. ^ "Gave up my green card to be here: 'Bombairiya' director Pia Sukanya". D B Corp Ltd. 4 January 2019. Retrieved 10 February 2019.
  3. ^ Anand, Harshleen (29 November 2018). "The Trailer Of Radhika Apte's 'Bombairiya' Looks Like A Funny Chaotic Thriller". Retrieved 29 November 2018.
  4. ^ "'Bombairiya' trailer: Radhika Apte, a stolen cellphone and a whole lot of chaos". 28 November 2018. Retrieved 29 November 2018.
  5. ^ Taran Adarsh [@taran_adarsh] (4 January 2019). "Radhika Apte, Siddhanth Kapoor, Akshay Oberoi, Adil Hussain, Ajinkya Deo, Ravi Kishan and Shilpa Shukla... #Bombairiya to release on 18 Jan 2019... Directed by Pia Sukanya... Poster:" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  6. ^ "'Bombairiya' will release on Jan 11". Zee News. 23 October 2018. Retrieved 29 November 2018.
  7. ^ "Radhika Apte's Bombairiya will release on January 11 next year". India TV. 24 October 2018. Retrieved 29 November 2018.
  8. ^ a b c Coutinho, Natasha (15 November 2018). "End of four-year wait for Radhika Apte". Mumbai Mirror. Retrieved 29 November 2018.
  9. ^ "Bombairiya movie review: Radhika Apte's film is a crazy, heartwarming homage to Mumbai". Hindustan Times. 18 January 2019. Retrieved 19 January 2019.
  10. ^ "Bombairiya - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack". Saavn.

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