ATTENTION: This post is not a movie review…its just an attempt to describe the movie hand in hand with its lovely title song!! Lemme know how you find it. The movie review’s coming up soon!
AE DIL HAI MUSHKIL, JEEENA YAHAN, JARA HATKE JARA BACHKE YE HAI BOMBAY MERI JAAN…….
O my heart, it’s so difficult…to live on here, a li’l conscious, a li’l careful this is Mumbai my dear……….
And in this Mumbai, there is a Rupali Joshi(Soha Ali Khan), a mainstream TV journalist who is hard-working but typically TRP-sensitive, and then later, a victim of her own news channel who broadcasts her personal tragedy as a aaj ki taaza khabar!
KAHIN BUILDING, KAHIN TRAAMEIN, KAHIN MOTOR KAHIN MILL, MILTA HAI YAHAN SAB KUCHH, IK MILTA NAHI DIL……
And there is a very righteous, conscientious Indianism-preacher Nikhil (R Madhavan) who ends up dropping guns when it really matters, and gets convinced that US is indeed the right place for people like him……
INSAAN KA NAHI KAHIN NAM-O-NISHAAN…YEH HAI BOMBAY YEH HAI BOMBAY YE HAI BOMBAY MERI JAAAN……………
Then there is a hawaldar (Vijay Maurya) who is angry about the whole condition of the police force, wants to do something about this, and yet can’t entirely muster up the courage……..
KAHIN SATTA KAHIN PATTA KAHIN CHORI KAHIN RACE, KAHIN DAAKA KAHI FAAKA KAHIN THOKAR KAHIN THES…….
And there is a almost-bankrupt and almost-anti-Islam computer vendor Suresh (Kay Kay Menon) who thinks he can atleast try and do his bit against terrorism by suspecting, and inspecting fellow-Muslims…..
BEKAARON KE HAIN KAIN KAAM YAHAN, YEH HAI BOMBAY YEH HAI BOMBAY YE HAI BOMBAY MERI JAAAN………….
And there is a mobile chaiwala (Irrfan Khan) who creates his own way of taking revenge from the mall he was thrown out from, by calling malls with hoax bomb threats and ruining their business….
BEGHAR KO AAWARA YAHA KEHTE HANS HANS, KHUD KAATE GALE SABKE KAHE ISKO BUSINESS……
But when he realizes what harm he can cause by doing this, (an elderly man suffers from a heart attack at the mall), he repents thoroughly and mends his ways….
EK CHEEZ KE HAIN KAIN NAAM YAHAN, YEH HAI BOMBAY YEH HAI BOMBAY YE HAI BOMBAY MERI JAAAN…………..
And there is another hawaldar (Paresh Rawal) who is so used to the corrupt ways of life that he always tells his colleagues, “mumbai me sirf picture dekhne ka, usme acting nahi karne ka ….”, and yet when his conscience rings, he lets go off Suresh who’d once abused him saying… Aapko kisine dhakka diya, aur aapne usko dhakka na deke ye silsila udhar hi khatm kar dia, to problem to khatam hi na…..
BURA DUNIYA KO HAI KEHTA AISA BHOLA TO BAN, JO HAI KARTA WO HAI BHARTA HAI YAHA KA YE CHALAN
And this same Suresh then finds a new way of friendship, business and life…….
DADAGIRI NAHIN CHALNE KI YAHAN, YEH HAI BOMBAY YEH HAI BOMBAY YE HAI BOMBAY MERI JAAAN…………..
AE DIL HAI AASAAN, JEEENA YAHAN, JARA HATKE JARA BACHKE YE HAI BOMBAY MERI JAAN…….
O my heart, it’s so easy…to live on here, a li’l conscious, a li’l careful this is Mumbai my dear………. 🙂