Producers: Chandra Haasan, Kamal Haasan
Director: Singeetham Srinivasa Rao
Cast: Kamal Haasan, Manisha Koirala, Master Hardik, Om Puri, Saurabh Shukla, Pratima Kazmi, Sharat Saxena and Vijay Raaz
Avinash (Kamal Hassan) is a motorcycle stunt man with the nickname 'Mumbai
Express'. He does a grand job and makes good money too. However he's not able
to generate enough money to help his ailing brother-in-law in hospital.
His sister (Pratima Kazmi) wants Avinash to make money. fast! She tells him
about a gangster called Digamber (Vijay Raaz) who is looking for someone to
help him kidnap a rich man son. Unfortunately, the plan goes haywire when
they kidnap not the millionaire's son, but the son of an A.C.P. [Om Puri] and
his mistress Ahilya [Manisha Koirala].
When Digamber realises that this is a cop's kid, he wants to kill the kid.
Luckily the good natured Avinash decides to save the innocent boy. However
that's not the end of the problems, because there's plenty of confusion and
mayhem in store, ending in a great comic chase that leaves the audience in
Mumbai Xpress is a highly entretaining film and definitely a notch above the
ordinary for sure. Mumbai Xpress relies heavily on wit and humour to make the
proceedings come alive and the film has plenty of funny situations. The other
area the film scores in is its apt casting. With fabulous performers on
board, the outcome is one enjoyable flick. The sole problem with Mumbai
Xpress is that the narrative has been stretched unnecessarily, making the
viewer restless at times. Also, technically speaking, since the film has been
shot on the D.V. format, the outcome is grainy, dark and dull. Dialogues
[Saurabh Shukla] are fantastic. Cinematography [Siddharth] is adequate.
Stunts [Vikram Dharma] are effective. Performance wise the film belongs to
Kamal Hassan completely. As the lead man, the actor is in complete form this
time around, handling the comic situations with effortless ease. Om Puri is
superb in a role that seems tailormade for him. Vijay Raaz proves yet again
that he's amongst the best talents India has produced of late. Saurabh Shukla
is first-rate yet again. Manisha Koirala is likeable. Pratima Kazmi is
brilliant again. Rest of the cast lend able support. Overall, a wonderful
film worth a watch.