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Bombay Talkies (2013)

Not Rated | | Drama | 3 May 2013 (India)
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One hundred years of Hindi cinema is celebrated in four short stories showcasing the power of film.

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Zoya Akhtar (screenplay by), Dibakar Banerjee (screenplay by) | 4 more credits »
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Credited cast:
Rani Mukerji ... Gayatri
Randeep Hooda ... Dev
Saqib Saleem ... Avinash
Nawazuddin Siddiqui ... Purandar
Sadashiv Amrapurkar ... Spirit of Sadashiv Amrapurkar
Naman Jain ... Vicky
Ranvir Shorey ... Vicky's Father
Amitabh Bachchan ... Self
Katrina Kaif ... Katrina Kaif
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Farhan Akhtar ... Self
Abdul Quadir Amin Abdul Quadir Amin ... Arjun
Vidya Balan ... Self
Juhi Chawla ... Self
Priyanka Chopra ... Self
Swati Das Swati Das
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One hundred years of Hindi cinema is celebrated in four short stories showcasing the power of film.

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Madhuri Dixit made Special appearance in song "Apna Bombay Talkies" in this movie. See more »

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In the Murabba story, when Vineet Kumar(Vijay) is talking to the Omelette guy, his lips move for a full sentence but only half of the sentence is audible in the vocal playback. See more »

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References Saudagar (1991) See more »

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Pure But Hasty Filmmaking!
8 May 2013 | by nairtejasSee all my reviews

What a wonderful act is that four talented directors come together with some of the great new-age actors to create an amalgamated cinema worth watching. But, is it the much-needed ode to Bollywood? Hands down, No!

Karan Johar starts off with a very bold story having marvelous performances by the lead actors. Great direction, dialogues & the elemental conviction is absolutely fantastic. The conclusion troubled me maybe due to incompletion but that's expected. And yes, it immortalizes homosexuality, 50 Shades of Grey & sex. 7.2/10!

Dibakar Banerjee teams up with the Siddiqui but fails to evince character depth & the real matter. Although, the emotive stance is appreciable, the momentum which is required to stand up in a movie of so much importance is low. Sadashiv Amrapurkar was good. 5.7/10!

Zoya Akhtar brings sweetness to the anthology with brilliant acting by child artistes. Although, the climax is a bit stale & illogical (so much crowd attraction for 2 kids), I liked the love, bonding, chasing-the- dream thingy & iotic traces of child-abuse involved in it. 6.3/10!

Anurag Kashyap's is the cynosure with a story so sharp & related (to native India), it makes a great ending story worth watching. Amitabh Bachchan's presence, the placebo effect-story, palpable plot & the lead character's expressions make it the best short. Great music. Splendid. 8.5/10!

Overall, a good show put up by the thespians & succeeds in marking a new wave of cinema making, but I really think all work was done hastily with the stories requiring little polishing & improvisation. Could have been better!

BOTTOM LINE: A good movie & can be considered one of 2013's few best! Recommended!

MESSAGE: Respect the LGBT community & understand that relationships is more than physical; make a person happy everyday; follow you dream surreptitiously; be with your parents when they need you & make their wish true.

Can be watched with a typical Indian family? YES

Profanity: Mild | Sex: Strong (No visuals) | Nudity: No | Violence: Strong | Gore: Very Mild | Alcohol: Mild | Smoking: No | Drugs: No


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