Five Mumbai Short Films to Stir the Soul

By: Katie Manning

January 15, 2013

Colourful, intense and just a tad crowded, Mumbai makes the perfect destination for budding filmmakers. From street food stalls to sprawling city markets, there’s a whole lot of exploring to do here and a lot of interesting people about to meet on the way. We’ve picked out a few of our favourite films to give you a little taster of everyday life in the city.

“Mumbai” by Paul O’Brien

This atmospheric time-lapse video by Paul O’Brian takes us through the sights and sounds of Mumbai’s streets from colourful fresh fruit and veg markets to spice stalls.

“Mumbai, India” by Doranmcb

This student account of time spent in the city provides a great insight into local life. We love the dramatic shots of Mumbai in monsoon.

“Street Food – City One Minutes” by Neha Raheja Thakker

From the humble coconut to carefully crafted dishes, street food in India is a big thing and this film by Neha Raheja Thakker includes some taste bud tingling delights”¦we can almost smell super.

“Bombay, Chowpatty Beach, India” by Henk Groenen

We love this laidback beach video filmed at Mumbai’s Chowpatty Beach. More candy floss and barbequed sweet corn than curry, Henk Groenen’s film shows a sweeter side to city life.

“Evening at Juhu Beach, Mumbai” by Rikta Krishnaswamy

This short video by Rikta Krishnaswamy gives a flavour of Mumbai’s vibrant night scene. Filmed at Juhu Beach, the fast pace of this film works perfectly with the upbeat nature of life in the city.


Katie Manning

Katie is an author for the Virgin Atlantic blog. Despite her urban London residency, Katie can often be found exploring far-flung corners of the globe in search of exciting new experiences and stories. A self-confessed night-owl, she makes it her mission to search out the best cocktail bars and live music venues on each and every expedition. Follow Katie @kt_saramanning

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