The Story of the long forgotten masses not only explores the apathy of mill workers narrated through the story of one such family, but it also takes account of the birth of the true underbelly of organised crime in Mumbai.
The film traces the birth of the politics of greed in Mumbai and exposes the unholy collusion between the triumvirate of big business, the political establishment and the trade union leaders, who ostensibly were charged with protecting the rights of the mill workers. In the two decades that followed, the entire landscape of central Mumbai was changed forever. Land became the currency of growth, and this began the systematic extinction of mills in Mumbai. In a matter of just few years, thousands of workers lost their means of livelihood. Having worked in these mills from generation to generation, this was the only vocation that they knew.
Many Left Mumbai and went back to their ancestral homes, some others chose to stay back and fight what they soon realised was a losing battle. Some took the extreme step of ending their miserable lives, and still some others took to a world of crime.
Truth as it is said, is stranger than fiction. But the truth that the film uncovers is not just stranger but darker and dirtier than any mind has ever imagined. Produced by DAR Motion Pictures and from the Director of dark and realistic films like Vaastav, Mr. Mahesh Manjrekar, ‘Lalbaug Parel’ takes another trip down memory lane... Just that this time around the result is a much more heart wrenching, soul stirring and shocking film about human avarice and apathy. The film doesn't provide any direct solutions. Yet it shatters many a myth and raises many questions that only the passage of time will provide answer to ..