When a series of bombs explode in train stations throughout Mumbai, a disparate group of locals are affected in different ways. Thomas (Irrfan Khan), who sells tea, meets Rupali (Soha Ali Khan), a reporter coping with the death of her fiance. Meanwhile, Suresh (Kay Kay Menon), who is struggling with financial woes, begins to be overly suspect of all Muslims. For Sunil (Vijay Maurya), a policeman working on the case, there is frustration at realizing his corrupt boss is still on the take.
Mumbai Meri Jaan (Hindi: , translation: Mumbai, My Life) is a 2008 Hindi film directed by Nishikanth Kamath and produced by Ronnie Screwvala. It stars R. Madhavan, Soha Ali Khan, Irrfan Khan, Paresh Rawal and Kay Kay Menon. It deals with the aftermath of the 11 July 2006 Mumbai train bombings, where 209 people lost their lives and over 700 were injured. It won multiple Filmfare Awards.
Shortly after 1800 hours, 11 July 2006, Mumbai was shattered by seven bomb blasts on Western Railway stations: Matunga, Mahim, Khar, Bandra, Jogeshwari, Borivali, and Bhayandar. It took the Police and ambulance over an hour to attend at various sites. This incident changes lives of Thomas, originally from Chennai, who sells tea from his bike; Rupali Joshi, a TV News reporter, who has to deal with the death of her to-be spouse, Ajay Kumar Pradhan; Suresh, in debt, starts to suspect all Muslims, especially Yusuf; Inspector Tukaram Patil, about to retire, goes about collecting bribes as usual, much to the chagrin of his embittered, honest and soon to-be suspended subordinate, Sunil Kadam; while Nikhil Agarwal, a Nationalist and environmentalist, debates whether he should re-locate to the United States, along with his pregnant wife, Sejal.
Mumbai Meri Jaan tells the story of five people whose lives are affected by the 2006 Mumbai train bombings.
Rupali Joshi (Soha Ali Khan) is a successful reporter who is getting married in two months. Nikhil Agrawal (R. Madhavan) is an environmentally conscious executive who rides the train to work every day and is expecting his first child. Suresh (Kay Kay Menon) is a struggling computer tech who spends his time loafing at a local cafe and criticizing Muslims. Meanwhile, Sunil Kadam (Vijay Maurya) struggles with the corruption and inefficiency of the Mumbai police force and his boss, Tukaram Patil (Paresh Rawal), who is nearing retirement.
On 11 July Nikhil and Suresh are in the second class compartment of a train when a bomb goes off in the first class compartment. The two survive, but Nikhil is too afraid to take the train again and is diagnosed with acute stress disorder. Suresh becomes obsessed with punishing the citys Muslims and is only stopped from antagonising them by Kadam and Patil on patrol. Kadam and Patil abuse a street vendor named Thomas (Irfan Khan) who begins calling in fake bomb scares at malls to relieve his feelings. After an elderly man suffers a heart attack while the police are evacuating one mall, Thomas feels guilty and decides to stop.
Rupali, who rushed to the scene of the bombings to cover the story, is devastated when she discovers that her fiance died in the blasts. Her grief is augmented when the news channel she works for tries to exploit her story for ratings. Meanwhile, Suresh pursues a Muslim that he suspects of being a terrorist. However, after Patil stops him and lectures him on communal harmony, Suresh befriends the man.
After Nikhils wife goes into labour, he is forced to take the train to get to the hospital. Mumbai stops for two minutes while the city observes a moment of silence for those killed in the bombings. Patil finally retires from the police force and Kadam forgives him for his corrupt actions. Nikhil overcomes his fear of trains and Thomas gives a rose to the elderly man whose heart attack he caused.Madhavan as Nikhil Agarwal
Irfan Khan as Thomas
Soha Ali Khan as Rupali Joshi
Paresh Rawal as Tukaram Patil
Kay Kay Menon as Suresh
Vijay Maurya as Sunil Kadam
Vibhavari Deshpande as Archana Kadam
Filmfare Critics Award for Best Movie - Winner
Filmfare Best Screenplay Award - Winner
Filmfare Best Editing Award - Winner
National Film Award for Best Special Effects for Govardhan (Tata Elxsi) - Winner
Best Feature Film at the New Generation Cinema Lyon Film Festival - Winner
Best Screenplay award at the 2009 Asia Pacific Screen Awards - Nomination
Irrfan Khan and Kay Kay Menon appear in Mumbai Meri Jaan and Life In A Metro. Ronnie Screwvala produced Mumbai Meri Jaan and Aamir. Ronnie Screwvala produced Mumbai Meri Jaan and A Wednesday. Paresh Rawal appears in Mumbai Meri Jaan and Vaastav: The Reality. Page 3 (2005).
The end titles are accompanied by the song "Aye Dil Hain Mushkil" (also known as "Bombay Meri Jaan") from the 1956 film C.I.D., performed by Mohammed Rafi and Geeta Dutt.