Mumbai Matinee

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Mumbai Matinee
Mumbai Matinee - Movie Poster.jpg
Directed byAnant Balani
Produced byBobbie Ghosh
Rangita Pritish Nandy
Written byAnant Balani
StarringRahul Bose
Perizaad Zorabian
Vijay Raaz
Saurabh Shukla
Music byAnand Raj Anand
Farhad Wadia
CinematographySanjay Nair
Edited byMohammed Rafique
Distributed byPritish Nandy Communications (PNC)
Release date
  • 26 September 2003 (2003-09-26)
Running time
125 minutes

Mumbai Matinee is a 2003 Indian romantic comedy film directed and written by Anant Balani and starring Rahul Bose as a 32-year-old virgin. The film premiered on 26 September 2003 and was also released in the UK. Director Anant Balani died before the film was released on 29 August 2003.[1][2][3]


Debu (Rahul Bose) is a 32-year-old advertising agent, but has a serious problem in that he is still a virgin. He meets Baba Hindustani (Vijay Raaz) in a hotel who promises to cure him of the teasing he gets from being a virgin. He later meets Nitin Kapoor, a film-maker (Saurabh Shukla) who later films him as he works out in the gym and other physical activities. Unaware of what is happening, Kapoor edits the film in such a way to give the impression of Debu as having sex. The film is released and becomes a box office hit and Debu quickly becomes a sex symbol. He later meets Sonali Verma (Perizaad Zorabian), a journalist, who helps him through his difficulties and they later fall in love.[4]



Mumbai Matinee
Soundtrack album by
Anand Raaj Anand & Farhad Wadia
Released1 June 2003 (2003-June-01)[5]
GenreFeature film soundtrack
LabelTimes Music

Track list[edit]

  1. "Tera Dekh Ke Najara Tobba Tobba Mere Yara (Loot Gaye)" - Shashwati
  2. "Tere Bina Mai Jiu Aise" - Kunal Ganjawala
  3. "Ye Hai Mumbai" - Sonu Nigam
  4. "You" - Shaan
  5. "Bumbai Se Aaya Mera Dost" - Abbey
  6. "Sex Is Good" - K. K.
  7. "Shame" - Joe Alvares
  8. "Tere Bina Mai Jiu Aise (2)" - Kunal Ganjawala

Critical reception[edit]

Taran Adarsh of Bollywood Hungama gave the film a rating of 1 out of 5 and said that, "The film has an interesting plot in fact a story like this has never been attempted by an Indian film-maker before but how one wishes the twists and turns in the story were captivating enough to keep you glued right till the climax."[6] Shahshi Matta of Planet Bollywood gave the film a rating of 4.5 out of 10 saying that, "The film looks hurriedly put-together and the contemplation's of the protagonist at various points in this film (on love, the gay character, etc.) look like they belong to another film. A film that could have been. But clearly wasn’t."[7] R. Swaminathan of Rediff commented on the film saying that, "The film is not everyone's cup of tea. If you are looking for a family entertainer, you are eyeing the wrong film. But if you want time out with your locker room buddies or with your girlfriend, Mumbai Matinee is the film."[8] India Today criticized the film saying that, "Matinee's meandering script hobbles on its compelling plot, and by the time the nerd scrambles into bed, you are past caring."[9]


  1. ^ "Filmmaker Anant Balani passes away". Rediff.
  2. ^ "Filmmaker Anant Balani passes away". The Times of India.
  3. ^ "Anant Balani - Indian Director". Variety.
  4. ^, Retrieved 21 February 2008
  5. ^ "Mumbai Matinee (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)". iTunes.
  6. ^ "Mumbai Matinee Review by Taran Adarsh". Bollywood Hungama.1/5 stars
  7. ^ "Mumbai Matinee Movie Review by Shashi Matta". Planet Bollywood.4.5/10 stars
  8. ^ "Mumbai Matinee Review - It's all about sex. In capital letters!". Rediff.
  9. ^ "Movie review: 'Mumbai Matinee' starring Rahul Bose, Saurabh Shukla, Perizaad Zorabian". India Today.

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