Director: Mira Nair; Writer: Hriday Lani, Mira Nair, Sooni Taraporevala; Producer: Gabriel Auer, Jane Balfour, Mitch Epstein, Mira Nair, Michael Nozik, Cherie Rodgers, Anil Tejani; Cinematographer: Sandi Sissel; Editor: Barry Alexander Brown; Cast: Shafiq Syed, Hansa Vithal, Chanda Sharma, Raghuvir Yadav, Anita Kanwar, Nana Patekar, Anjaan, Amrit Patel, Murari Sharma, Ram Moorti, Sarfuddin Qureshi, Raju Barnad, Irshad Hashmi, Mohanraj Babu, Chandrashekhar Naidu, Krishna Thapa, Shaukat Azmi, Haneef Zahoor, Jamila, Ramesh Rai, Shaukat H. Inamdar, Irrfan Khan, Neil Gettinger, Yunus Parvez, Habib Azmi, Ramesh Goyal, Sanjana Kapoor, Biswadeep Chatterjee, Ameer, Ajju Kasam, Double Battery Stafford, Rana Singh, Dinshaw Daji, Jayant Joshi, Prashant Jaiswal, Joyce Barneto, Hassan Kutty, Preshit Shringarpure, B.D. Sharma, Mohammed Ali, Dilip Das, Alfred Anthony, Ramesh Deshavani, Anjan Srivastav, Eric Paymaster, Sulabha Deshpande, Mohan Tantaru, Sheikh Haroon
Duration: 01:54:14; Aspect Ratio: 1.818:1; Hue: 11.111; Saturation: 0.121; Lightness: 0.237; Volume: 0.098; Cuts per Minute: 8.377; Words per Minute: 26.575
Summary: The boy Krishna is abandoned by his mother at the Apollo Circus and she tells him that he can only return home when he can afford 500 rupees to pay for the bicycle of his brother that he had trashed. Krishna is left behind by the circus and he takes a train to Bombay. Krishna is called Chaipau by the street children of Bombay and he works delivering and selling tea for Chacha, who owns a street bar. Krishna befriends the heroin addicted Chillum that sells drugs for the drug dealer and caftan Baba Golub, and the girl Manju Golub, who is the daughter of Baba with the prostitute Rekha Golub. Krishna dreams on saving 500 rupees to return home, but the life on the streets of Bombay is not easy.