After a failed burglary, Mumbai-based antique-shop owner, Batliwala, instructs four bumbling thieves: Pandit, Wilson, Builder and Akbar Qureshi...... more
After a failed burglary, Mumbai-based antique-shop owner, Batliwala, instructs four bumbling thieves: Pandit, Wilson, Builder and Akbar Qureshi to smarten-up, travel to Pattaya, Thailand; break-in at a residence on Pattaya Street, clean out the contents of a safe and then return home. The foursome travel there and are assisted by a female named Tanya Sharma. Following her instructions, they steal a car, travel to the address, forcibly confine it's sole occupant, empty the safe and depart. They do not know that the stolen car belongs to small-time robbers, who were interrupted in their heist of a corner store and are now on the look-out for the 'Char Hindustanis'. To make matters even worse they soon realize that they had broken into the wrong house on Pattaya Road, and the occupant they had humiliated and robbed is a notorious under-police-surveillance gangster, Lala Taufiq Ahmed Bhatti, who will not leave any stone unturned to find them, recover his money as well as incriminating audio tapes, and then ensure their demise.
Advantages: Prices as tasty as the food - that's very! Smart surroundings Disadvantages: Over attentive staff; inclusion of goats' cheese in salad
...York's 'Mumbai Lounge' is a rather slick contemporary Indian restaurant on the city's Fossgate. We turned up at Saturday lunchtime at the end of the half term week when the city was teeming with tourists but we didn't have a problem getting a table. In fact the restaurant was rather quiet and we were given a table in the window and right beside the door; only a couple of other tables were...
Advantages: some decent songs Disadvantages: plot all over the place
...Mission Mumbai is a Bollywood (Hindi language) film which was released in 2004.
A man walking along on a rainy night loses his umbrella in the wind. He goes to retrieve it and in the process overhears a terrorist plot for New Years Eve to blow up major areas of Mumbai. Of course, he is spotted listening in and chased by the terrorists to the police station where he is fatally...
Advantages: Ideal for a short stopover between flights Disadvantages: Not a great location for more general tourism
I'm almost always nervous when I book a hotel in India and in Mumbai I was quite concerned about whether the place I had chosen would be OK. In the past I?ve been lucky enough to stay in some of the finest and most expensive hotels in the city but that was when I was there for work and someone else was paying. When it came to putting my hand in my own pocket I wasn't willing...