The movie did strike an emotional chord.
What helped it tremendously was performances by some powerful actors like Paresh Rawal (who shows how seasoned he is once again), Kay Kay Menon, Irrfan Khan. Soha surprises with a sensitively portrayed performance while Madhavan is good as well.
The scenes of the bomb blasts themselves, could have been done better. No willing suspension of disbelief here. It looked as if the scene had been re - constructed very well, which defeats the very purpose of those scenes in the movie. As a part of the audience I could tell that the blood was fake, the break in limbs cleverly depicted, which should not have been the case, as it should look like the real thing in the 1st place for one to be moved.
Yes, that one scene where a man survives the blast just to be pulled under by a train on the next track brough through the horror of what took place, effectively. Made me avert my eyes immediately.
The stories ended abruptly, I did think that there would be more to each story, but the movie ends beautifully with a song which captures the essence of Mumbai so effectively. Few movies these days end so well.
All in all well worth a watch, (even if someone sees it just to see Paresh Rawal play a role so beautifully).