Life in a Metro

Synopsis: The lives of a group of people, who live in Mumbai are told in this tale, which revolves around Rahul - who occupies an apartment owned by his uncle, and lets rich and influential people use it for their personal sexual past-times. An ignored and angry young wife, Shikha falls into the arms of a young man named Akash, who wants to be an actor for Indian movies; then there is Shikha's sister, Shruti, who is having an affair with a man named Monty; and finally there is Shikha's teacher, Shivani, who is romancing Amol. Things get complicated when Rahul finds out that Neha, who is his girlfriend, is using this very apartment to meet with Ranjeet, who is Shikha's husband.
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Director(s): Anurag Basu
  8 wins & 12 nominations.
132 min

Bye mama!

- Bye baby!


- bye!

Neha, wake up, wake up! Coffee.

Neha, come on.

Sharma this is my last chance.

Don't worry sir. Just give me

your papers. It will be done.

Here is the file. I have to

get the Dubai job this time.

It will be done, sir.


- Oh hi!

Why are you getting drenched?

I forgot my umbrella

and it started to rain.

Come in, come in.

- Thanks.


Why did you come in such heavy rain?

Why wouldn't I come?

Shruti doesn't come nowadays?

She is very busy.

She's looking for a

suitable match for herself.

Here are your medicines...

...your books and

there is a letter too.

Whose letter is it?

- Someone called Amol.

Shall I read it out?

Shivani, sometimes some

shortcuts turn out to be too long.

A girl used to wait

for me at Sion station.

I was catching a flight for USA.

I never forgot my

mistake and your love.

I can still feel the

tenderness of your hands.

I am coming to India.

Maybe for the last time.

Will you meet me?

Will you have some tea?

Yes. And you?

- No

So let's...

- I'll have it after tea.

Bournvita! Do you have Bournvita?

No sir.

No? All right.

How many men have you seen till now?

About eight, Yes.

Then what happened?

I didn't like them.

And me?

How many women have you met?



You are the twenty-ninth.

Two and nine is eleven.

Eleven. One plus one is two.

Two is my lucky number.

How long have you been in this game?

I can't find a perfect match.

The ones I like don't like me.

And the ones who like me,

I don't like them.

Sometimes I like their nature,

but not their figure.

And some have nice figures

but are not good natured.

This is what's been happening.

You're looking good to me.

You have all the right combinations.


Where were you born?

In a hospital.

In a hospital? Why?

No. I mean. But in which city?


You were born in Calcutta!

Calcutta is a very nice city.

My parents live there

- It's a very nice city.

I live here with a friend.

I used to work as a

visualizer in an ad agency.

Now I am working

for a radio station.

I have a diploma in

mass communications.

Very Nice

- What?

You're from the creative field.

Creative people are very nice.

I like them.

Should I tell you about myself?

Yes, go ahead.

No liquor, no betel, nor do I smoke.

No tobacco either.

I get up very early in

the morning, at 5.30.

I do yoga regularly, I jog,

I go to the gym.

Then I go to office. A simple life.

I come back. I sleep.

And how do you like me?

I feel like adopting a dog

and spending my life with it.

How's he to look at?

He was fine eight years ago,

at least in the photo.

Perfect men only exist in novels.

And most of them are married.

Why are you so upset?

He was trying to

X-ray me with his eyes.

Mom called today enquiring.

Sis, you explain to her please.

She's insisting that

you go to Calcutta.

Yes and get married to

Mukherji's seventh son!

Well she did start with his

first son but you kept rejecting.

I have only one life Sis, how

can I ruin it with the wrong man?

Okay, I'll talk to you later.

Okay, all right bye.

Excuse me. Can I help you?


Can I have your pin?

That's my bus.

Your book.

Read it. It's good.

My friends tell me that

Ranjit and I are an ideal couple.

Marriage may not teach us much...

...but I does teach us

how to put on an act.

It has been 9 years

since our marriage...

...but we are afraid to

spend the evening together.

We have our friends over for

dinner for no special reason.

We both locked our lives away

in our marriage certificate...

We don't know how we

got to be like this.

Not one thing is in

its place in this house!

Don't shout.

- You don't shout!

Really, really upset.

- You must be having your periods.

Don't keep the wet towel on the bed.

Why aren't these jeans washed?

- Confused.

Disorganized and irritating.

Look, don't start again!

- Why do you always insult me... front of your friends?

Then go find new friends?

- I am pregnant.

We cannot afford it, we have to

pay the installments on the car

You are such a chauvinist! - You

go to hell! - I am living in hell!

There were fights

earlier too, but when our...

...feet would meet

accidentally on the bed...

...we would forget

all the bitterness.

But now... now even our

silences fight with each other.

7 years in age has

reduced to 7 months.

Marriages break faster

than the wedding gift tea set.

But still it is this love,

can't run it over with a bulldozer.

It creates homes with sand.

It drenches you... matter how much

you try to evade it.

While dying, no one says I hate you.

Everyone's heart says

I love you, I love you.

Now let's see who

our next caller is.

Hi, this is Vishey K. - Hi Vishey,

I am Pinky. I have a problem.

My boyfriend, his best friend and

his brother, all three love me...

Everybody is falling in love.

The census report says

there are 1000 boys...

...for 930 girls. I

should have at least 70 guys.

Caught up in my career I didn't

even realize when I turned 28.

I am hitting 30,

single and still a virgin.

All the good guys are either

married or have a girlfriend.

And the ones who're

free are free for sex...

...but not for marriage

You can eat as many chocolates but...

they just don't help the depression.

I think he is at it.

Try to find out what he eats.

Are you done? I've been

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Anurag Basu

Anurag Basu is an Indian reality show-judge, director, actor, screenwriter and producer. He began his directing career in television, moving to feature films in 2002. Basu achieved initial success with his films tackling the themes of passion and adultery such as Life in a... Metro, Kites, Gangster and Murder. Later, he directed comedy-drama films such as the critically acclaimed and commercially successful Barfi! and the box office bomb Jagga Jasoos. more…

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