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Life in a… Metro

May 11, 2007
2hr 11min
Status: released

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Life in a… Metro Movie Details:

Country India
Language Hindi
Release date11 May 2007
Running time2hr 11min
Nafisa Ali
Shilpa Shetty
Kay Kay Menon
Shiney Ahuja
Konkona Sen Sharma
Kangana Ranaut
Sharman Joshi
Directed by Anurag Basu
Written bySanjeev Dutta (Dialogue)
Screenplay byAnurag Basu
Story byAnurag Basu
Produced byRonnie Screwvala
Cinematography by Bobby Sing
Edited by Akiv Ali
Music bySongs:
Raju Singh
Production CompanyUTV Motion Pictures
Distributor Disney UTV

Life in a… Metro Movie Cast & Characters:

  • Dharmendra as Amol, Shivani’s childhood love interest
  • Nafisa Ali as Shivani, Amol’s childhood love interest, Shikha and Shruti’s aunt
  • Shilpa Shetty as Shikha Ghosh Kapoor, Ranjit’s wife, Shruti’s sister, Shivani’s niece, Akash’s love interest
  • Kay Kay Menon as Ranjit Kapoor, Shikha’s husband, Shruti’s brother-in-law, Neha’s boss/love interest, Rahul’s boss
  • Shiney Ahuja as Akash Sharma, Shikha’s love interest
  • Irrfan Khan as Monty, Shruti’s love interest
  • Konkona Sen Sharma as Shruti Ghosh, Shikha’s sister, Ranjit’s sister-in-law, Shivani’s niece, Monty’s love interest, Neha’s roommate
  • Kangana Ranaut as Neha Grewal, Shruti’s roommate, Ranjit’s love interest, Rahul’s crush
  • Sharman Joshi as Rahul Dhupia, Ranjit’s subordinate, Neha’s colleague
  • Ashwin Mushran as Abdullah Ansari, Shruti’s Boss
  • Manoj Pahwa as Dr. Pritam Ahuja, Rahul’s neighbor
  • Pritam Chakraborty as Rock Band Leader (Guest Appearance)


The lives of a group of people who live in Mumbai: Rahul occupies an apartment owned by his uncle and lets rich, influential people use it for their personal affairs; ignored, angry young wife Shikha falls into the arms of a young man named Akash who wants to act in Indian films; Shikha’s sister Shruti is having an affair with a man named Monty; Shikha’s teacher Shivani is romancing Amol; Rahul finds out that his girlfriend Neha is using this very apartment to meet with Ranjeet, who is Shika’s husband.

Life in a… Metro Movie Box Office Collection & Budget:

Budget₹9.50 crore
Worldwide Collection₹24.45 crore

About Life in a… Metro Movie:

Life in a… Metro is partly inspired by Billy Wilder’s romantic comedy film The Apartment (1960). It narrates the lives of nine people living in Mumbai and deals with topics such as extramarital affairs, sanctity of marriage, commitment phobia and love.

Made on a budget of ₹70 million, Life in a… Metro was released on 11 May 2007 and was a surprise commercial success at the box office, grossing over ₹250 million worldwide. It received widespread critical acclaim upon release, with praise for its story, screenplay, dialogues, soundtrack, cinematography and performances of the ensemble cast.

At the 53rd Filmfare Awards, Life in a… Metro received 6 nominations, including Best Director (Basu) and Best Music Director (Pritam), and won 3 awards – Best Supporting Actor (Khan), Best Supporting Actress (Sen Sharma), and Best Screenplay (Basu).

Its sequel is titled Metro… In Dino was announced in 2022 with Basu and Pritam returning as director and music composer.

Life in a… Metro Movie tracklist:

Track NameLyricsSingerBand MetroRemixed by
AlvidaAmitabh VermaKK
Alvida (Reprise)Amitabh VermaFahruk Mahfuz Anam (James)check
Baatein Kuch Ankahein SiSandeep SrivastavaAdnan Sami
Baatein Kuch Ankahein Si (Unplugged)Sandeep SrivastavaSuhail Kaulcheck
Baatein Kuch Ankahein Si (Remix)Sandeep SrivastavaAdnan SamiDJ A-Myth
In DinoSayeed QuadriSoham Chakrabortycheck
In Dino (Reprise)Sayeed QuadriRoopkumar RathodBunty Rajput
Kar SalaamSayeed QuadriSoham Chakraborty, Pritam Chakraborty, Suhail Kaulcheck
O Meri JaanSandeep SrivastavaKK
O Meri Jaan (Reprise)Sandeep SrivastavaSuhail Kaul & K. K.check
RishteySayeed QuadriFahruk Mahfuz Anam (James)check
Rishtey (Remix)Sayeed QuadriFahruk Mahfuz Anam (James)DJ Nikhil Chinappa, DJ Naved