Film – Salaam Bombay! (1988) Directed by Mira Nair

After he set fire to his older brother’s bike, Krishna’s (Shafiq Syed) mother is so furious with him that she takes him to the Apollo Circus and tells him he can’t come home until he earns 500 rupees to pay for a new bike. He decides to travel to Bombay, but after he is robbed he ends up hanging out with a rough crowd. He soon learns that earning the money is going to be nearly impossible. This film continues our series highlighting woman directors.