Art And Culture

‘Salaam Mumbai’ in US, Persian-Dubbed Version in Iran

Veteran voice artist Changiz Jalilvand (L), director Qorban Mohammadpur (C) and producer Javad NorouzbeigiVeteran voice artist Changiz Jalilvand (L), director Qorban Mohammadpur (C) and producer Javad Norouzbeigi

The joint Iran-India movie ‘Salaam Mumbai’ has started international screening in 11 US cities since January 17.

According to the public relations office of the film, it has been shown in Houston, Dallas, Virginia City, San Diego, Chicago and Los Angeles among others and will remain on screen for a month until February 16.

Screened in Iran for a month and a half, the film has grossed $3 million and is ranked 6th among the annual box-office list. With a weekly sale of almost $200,000, the movie will replace Iran’s bestseller film of all time ‘The Salesman’ if it surpasses its record of $4.2 million.

The on-screen version of the movie in Iran is being shown with Persian subtitles as the original film is mostly in English (Farsi and Hindi are also used).

However, a Persian-dubbed version will also hit cinemas this week as it is hard for audiences to watch the film and follow the subtitles simultaneously, Mehr News Agency reported.

The melodrama features Iranian actors Mohammad Reza Golzar, Benyamin Bahadori and Shaili Mahmoudi as well as Indian actors Dia Mirza, Gulshan Grover, Poonam Dhillon and Dalip Tahil among others.

In the Persian-dubbed version, however, Iranian voice artists have lent their voice to all the actors. 

Veteran voice actors Changiz Jalilvand, Khosrow Khosroshahi, Maryam Shirzad and Hossein Erfani have lent their voices to the lead roles of Golzar, Benyamin, Dia and Gulshan respectively.

Directed by Qorban Mohammadpur and produced by Javad Norouzbeigi, ‘Salaam Mumbai’ narrates the story of two medical students from two different backgrounds and explores their tumultuous romantic relationship. It touches the cultures and lifestyles of both Iran and India.

The international screening of the film will be followed by showing in Australia, the UK, Canada, Germany, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Arab countries. It will be released in about 3000 cinemas in India after its screening in Iran, most likely in March.

Add new comment

Read our comment policy before posting your viewpoints