Dharavi (film)

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Dharavi poster.jpg
Movie poster
Directed bySudhir Mishra
Produced byRavi Malik
Written bySudhir Mishra
StarringShabana Azmi
Om Puri
Music byRajat Dholakia
CinematographyRajesh Joshi
Edited byRenu Saluja
Release date
  • 9 April 1993 (1993-04-09) (India)
Running time
113 minutes

Dharavi (City of Dreams) is a 1993 Hindi film, directed and written by Sudhir Mishra.

The film was a joint NFDC-Doordarshan production and went on to winning many awards in the following year, including the 1992 National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Hindi. The film was also invited at the London Film Festival, Mannheim International Film Festival and Festival 3 Continents Nantes in 1992.[1]

The film stars Shabana Azmi and Om Puri in lead roles, and is set amidst the backdrop of India's largest slums, Dharavi.


Raj Karan Yadav (Om Puri) is a scrappy taxi driver, who somehow scrapes a living in the big metropolis of Bombay, driving a taxi every day. He lives in a one-room tenement with his wife (Shabana Azmi) in Dharavi, one of the world’s largest slums, where the film is set.

The film follows his fortunes as he tries to break out from the clutches of poverty, devising plans and investing all his money in a dubious schemes which eventually blow out on him, coming under the eye of unscrupulous politician and local goons, yet his dreams continue…




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