Mumbai is the largest city of India, the fastest growing city and one in which it is easiest to – fall into ruin. This film speaks of individuals and small communities that once flourished in the city, but are now declining because they are unable to cope with the sudden changes that have come with globalisation.
The film begins with the grotesque frames of members of the local Laughing Club, who gather every morning at five o’clock in
a park in Bombay, where they laugh till exhaustion, and thus start their daily confrontation with the challenges of the big city.
The film then portrays the ethnic community of Parsis that once ruled the city, but are today nearly extinct; the traditional washer community, who are no longer required since the introduction of washing machines; prostitutes whose trade is failing due to Aids; transvestites, discarded from society … and the
lost cinematographic hopes of people who have spent up to ten years, roaming Bombay, in search of cinema fame.
Music by: Samuel Sacher
Directed by: Daniel Ridicki
Associate Producer: Branka Ridicki, Suren De Silva