Director: Madhur Bhandarkar; Writer: Madhur Bhandarkar, Nishant A Bhuse, Sachin Yardi; Producer: Mahesh Ramanathan, Kumar S.S.B., Akhuri Sinha, Chhitra Subramaniam, Yogesh Tevatia; Cinematographer: Mahesh Limaye; Editor: Devendra Murdeshwar; Cast: Kunal Khemu, Neetu Chandra, Upendra Limaye, Ranvir Shorey, Manish Mehta, Vicky Tulaskar, Nassar Abdulla, Yakub Sayeed, Santosh Dharni, Raj Munnan, Sandeep Mehta, Indira Iyer, Konkona Sen Sharma, Sudhir Mishra, Madhu Sharma, Aditi Bhagwat, Sandeep Kulkarni, Manoj Joshi, Mukesh Tyagi, Nishant A Bhuse, Bobby Darling, G.K. Desai, Sonamoni Jayant Gadekar, Ashraf Ul Haq, Usha Jadhav, Sameer Khan, Raja Pandit, Lalit Parashar, Sainee Raj, D. Santosh, Gopal K. Singh, Yogesh Tevatia
Duration: 02:05:05; Aspect Ratio: 1.778:1; Hue: 43.272; Saturation: 0.165; Lightness: 0.160; Volume: 0.237; Cuts per Minute: 19.027; Words per Minute: 66.987
Summary: Silsila is the "manager" of one traffic signal, that is he collects the "hafta" (protection tax) from each signal squatter plying his trade. There's Tsunami, a little scavenger boy, there's Rani - a Gujrati girl selling ethnic clothes on the sidewalk, and there's Dominic - a drug addict and the prostitute who feels for him. Then there's Silsila himself, who's an orphan, and reports to Jaffer bhai the local goon. Jaffer bhai in turn reports to Haji the leader of the local mafia. And the hafta, from each traffic signal and territory Haji controls, seeps upward to the politicians. Life is routine, until Silsila and Jaffer bhai get caught up in a chain of events which threatens the very source of their livelihood - the traffic signal itself, and Silsila must either remain mute with fear or protest . . .