Mammo (1994)

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Mammo (1994)

13 year old Riyaz lives a poor lifestyle in Bombay, India, with his grandmother, Fayyuzi, and her sister, Mehmooda alias Mammo. Quite outspoken and embittered over his dad abandoning him, Riyaz does not have many friends, save for Rohan. When Mammo plans a surprise birthday party for him, Riyaz is offended as he believes his friends will make fun of him as his lifestyle is not as good as their's. Fayyuzi and Riyaz have an argument with Mammo, and she leaves for the Mosque at Haji Ali, but returns when both apologize to her. Although Mammo was born in Panipat during the British Raj, she was one of thousands of Muslims who left for Pakistan. She was married over there, could not conceive, was branded a "barren woman", and asked to leave. Having nowhere else to go, she came to live with her widowed sister in Bombay on a temporary Visa. Every month she would walk to the nearest Police Station and get an extension. She finally paid a Rs.4800/ as a bribe in order to get a permanent visa ...
India
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Creators
Director Shyam Benegal
Writer Khalid Mohamed
Writer Shama Zaidi
Writer Javed Siddiqui
Information
Release Date1994-06-08
Runtime2h 10mins
GenreDrama
Content RatingNot Rated (Not Rated)
Awards3 wins.
CompanyDoordarshan, National Film Development Corporation of India (NFDC)
CountryIndia
LanguageHindi
Amit Phalke
Amit Phalke
Riyaz
Sabir (as Shrivallabh Vyas)
Ameya Balsekar
Ameya Balsekar
Rohan
Soumya Dhan
Soumya Dhan
Faroukh
Inspector Apte
C.I.D. Inspector
Ganesh Yadav
Ganesh Yadav
Constable
Snehal Vilankar
Snehal Vilankar
Shantabai
Shantabai's husband
Rupal Patel
Rupal Patel
Lady Constable
Salim Shah
Salim Shah
Taxi Driver