Mumbaikar is a 2023 Indian Hindi-language action thriller film directed by Santosh Sivan.[1] A remake of Tamil film Maanagaram (2017), it stars Vikrant Massey, Vijay Sethupathi, Tanya Maniktala and Hridhu Haroon.[2][3] This marks Sethupathi's Hindi film debut.[4][5]

Official release poster
Directed bySantosh Sivan
Written byHimanshu Singh
Amit Joshi
Story byLokesh Kanagaraj
Based onMaanagaram (2017)
Produced byJyoti Deshpande
Riya Shibu
CinematographySantosh Sivan
Edited byDilip Damodar
Music bySalil Amrute
Ram Surendar
HR Pictures
Jio Studios
Distributed byJioCinema
Release date
  • 2 June 2023 (2023-06-02)
Running time
122 minutes

Principal photography commenced in January 2021.[6][7]

Mumbaikar released on 2 June 2023 on JioCinema.[8]

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In September 2020, the media reported that cinematographer Santosh Sivan would direct the Hindi remake of Maanagaram with Vikrant Massey.[9] In October 2020, Vijay Sethupathi was reported to make his Hindi debut with this film.[10]

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Mumbaikar received negative reviews from critics. A critic from The Times of India wrote that "'Mumbaikar' raises high expectations, but unfortunately, it only partially fulfills its promise. However, Vijay Sethupathi's performance manages to redeem the film to some extent, injecting moments of brilliance into the narrative".[11] A critic from The Hindu wrote that "The film marks his Hindi debut, but Vijay Sethupathi is a little too spectacular for the size of the film. As for Sivan, Mumbaikar might well count as yet another directorial venture that doesn’t match his stature as a cinematographer".[12] Saibal Chatterjee a critic from NDTV wrote that "The Writing Does Not Fully Align With Vijay Sethupathi's Skills".[13] Shubham Kulkarni of Koimoi rated the film 2/5 and said "For a movie titled Mumbaikar, the biggest question is, where is Mumbai? With no nod to the city or its vibe, this is an unnecessary dull remake. Feel sorry for Vijay Sethupathi."[14]

References edit

  1. ^ "Vijay Sethupathi teams up with Santosh Sivan for Mumbaikar, Karan Johar and Rajamouli share poster". Hindustan Times. 1 January 2021. Retrieved 24 February 2021.
  2. ^ "Karan Johar shares first look of Vikrant Massey and Vijay Sethupathi's Mumbaikar". India Today. 1 January 2021. Retrieved 24 February 2021.
  3. ^ "Karan Johar releases the poster of Vikrant Massey and Vijay Sethupathi's upcoming film 'Mumbaikar'". The Times of India. 1 January 2021. Retrieved 24 February 2021.
  4. ^ "Vijay Sethupathi forays into Bollywood with 'Mumbaikar'; fans can't stop raving". The Siasat Daily. 2 January 2021. Retrieved 24 February 2021.
  5. ^ "Mumbaikar teaser: Vijay Sethupathi, Vikrant Massey star in kidnapping gone wrong with many suspects". Hindustan Times. 25 May 2023. Retrieved 26 May 2023.
  6. ^ "Vijay Sethupathi teams up with Santosh Sivan for Mumbaikar". Onmanorama. 2 January 2021. Retrieved 24 February 2021.
  7. ^ "Hindi remake of Maanagaram titled Mumbaikar". Cinema Express. 1 January 2021. Retrieved 24 February 2021.
  8. ^ "Mumbaikar teaser: Vijay Sethupathi, Ranvir Shorey make Santosh Sivan's action-thriller look intriguing". The Indian Express. 25 May 2023. Retrieved 25 May 2023.
  9. ^ "Santosh Sivan to direct Lokesh Kanagaraj's 'Maanagaram' Hindi remake?". 30 September 2020.
  10. ^ "Vijay Sethupathi cast in the Hindi remake of the Tamil hit Maanagaram". Filmfare. 9 October 2020.
  11. ^ "Mumbaikar Movie Review : Vijay Sethupati makes an impact in an underwhelming quirky film". The Times of India. 2 June 2023.
  12. ^ "'Mumbaikar' movie review: Santosh Sivan's remake of 'Maanagaram' is more grating than gratifying". The Hindu. 2 June 2023.
  13. ^ "Mumbaikar Review: The Writing Does Not Fully Align With Vijay Sethupathi's Skills". NDTV. 2 June 2023.
  14. ^ Kulkarni, Shubham (2 June 2023). "Mumbaikar Movie Review: A Duped Vijay Sethupathi Is Busy Being His Splendid Self In A Juvenile Remake Of A Good Film That Forgets It Is Set In Mumbai". Koimoi. Retrieved 6 June 2023.

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