Bombay Talkies (2013)

Hindi Drama
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Review Summary: It's a fact... Cinema and cricket are pursued with religious fervor in India. Cinema connects us. Cinema unites us...

Average Critic Rating: (3.34)
Cast: Rani Mukerji , Randeep Hooda , Saqib Saleem , Nawazuddin Siddiqui , Naman Jain , Vineet Kumar Singh , Sadashiv Amrapurkar , Ranvir Shorey , Sudhir Pandey , Khushi Dubey , Amitabh Bachchan , Katrina Kaif , Shiv Subramaniyam , Pravina Deshpande , Vishal Bhonsle , Alisha Shaikh , Cyrus Sahukar , Nirvan Shah , Shoma Kaikini , Ishtiaq Arif Khan , Swati Das , Imran Rasheed , Vinod Gamre , Paromita Chatterjee , Sanjeev Wilson , Abhishek Banerjee
Director: Anurag Kashyap
Release Date: 03 May 2013
Est. Box Office Collection: 7.7 CR

Plot: Bombay Talkies is a 2013 Indian anthology film consisting of four short films, directed by Anurag Kashyap, Dibakar Banerjee, Zoya Akhtar and Karan Johar. The film released on 3 May 2013, coinciding with and celebrating the centenary year of Indian cinema and the beginning of a new era in modern Read more

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Bombay Talkies - Top Reviews

But do not let that put you off. In encapsulating the dreams, disappointments, falsehoods, flashes of truth, elements of emotional artifice and inescapable realities of life, these four stories, each distinct in emotional timbre and visual feel, do presen
Bombay Talkies’ boasts of superb craft; crisp writing, skillful direction and brilliant performances. Four directors, four stories, one film; is there a common thread? Maybe. One of the characters in each of these stories is extremely influenced by some a
Rummana Ahmed, Yahoo India
Shubhra Gupta, Indian Express
Worth a watch!
Mohar Basu, Koi Moi
For love of the movies
Rajeev Masand, Rajeev Masand
What a wonderful idea, this.
Sonia Chopra, SIFY
As we all know that 'Bombay Talkies' is one of the biggest names from early era of Indian Cinema. The studio house that had launched the career of many legends gave Indian cinema some of their finest gems along with first blockbuster film - 'Kismet'. Time
Divya Solgama, Movie Zadda
Bombay Talkies ends with its own item song, which brings together a roster of stars. The song is distinctly forgettable. And yet, I enjoyed it. Because it ends the film on a necessary note of celebration. And because, truthfully, I'm a sucker for stars. B
Anupama Chopra, Hindustan Times 
Perfect celebration of Indian cinema
Rachit Gupta, FilmFare
Each of the four films comes with a distinct emotion. Zoya's film has a wide-eyed innocent feel to it, Dibakar's has muted passion, Johar's is about helplessness and Kashyap's about optimism
Cast:Rani Mukherjee, Amitabh Bachchan, Saqib Saleem, Katrina Kaif, Nawazuddin SiddiquiDirector:Karan Johar, Dibakar Banerjee, Zoya Akhtar, Anurag KashyapTwo men shift nervously, seldom making eye contact, as they listen to a beggar girl at a railway stati
Rajeev Masand, IBN 
It's a fact... Cinema and cricket are pursued with religious fervor in India. Cinema connects us. Cinema unites us...
Taran Adarsh, Bollywood Hungama

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Bombay Talkies - All Reviews

Bombay Talkies is that rarity, which makes us thankful for the gift of the movies.Four stories directed by four contemporary Bollywood directors emerge and merge with seamless splendour into a pastiche of pain and pleasure. Like four scoops of ice cream,
Puri, OneIndia
Amitabh Bachchan is in Bombay Talkies
Karan Anshuman, Mumbai Mirror
Fitting homage to Indian cinema
IANS Team, Bollywood Life
On the whole, Bombay Talkies is an experimental film with very limited box-office appeal, that too, for the multiplex audience in some big cities only
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Join in to celebrate this ode to the beauty of Indian Cinema
Saumya Sharma, BookMyShow
An endearing tribute to Indian cinema
Suparna Thombare, Bollywood Life
With each story of a quartet presented by Karan Johar Dibakar Bannerjee Zoya Akhtar and Anurag Kashyap being better than the other Bombay Talkies a befitting celebration of 100 years of Hindi cinema is a definite watch.
Mansha Rastogi, Now Running
Bombay Talkies, Bollywood’s celebration of 100 years of Indian cinema, begins with a short film directed by Karan Johar and ends with an Anurag Kashyap film.
Simantini Dey, First Post
Four directors four shorts - big enough for Bollywood's 100 years?
Srijana Mitra Das, Times of India
Good mix of stories and well narrated, recommended
Bharat Student
Viacom 18's 'Bombay Talkies' is a sincere realistic tribute to the magic of cinema, that also serves as cogent current commentary on how cinema continues to inspire, motivate, influence our life's and how our life's inspires, motivates, influences the cinema which in its hundred years has not turned old but grown up without leaving its magical impact on its lovers notwithstanding the age, sex, class or creed. Sheer magic.
India Glitz
Bombay Talkies is a compilation of four short films, each not more than half an hour in length, that remind us how the movies are an integral part of our everyday existence.
Nupur Barua, Rate Movies Here
You could skip it!
Bollywood 3
For a country besotted with cinema, we tend to embrace it in varied ways. For some its romanticism, for some it acts as therapy, for others it’s an escape from the mundane reality to a world of limitless fantasies while for some others its pure entertainm
Pooja Rao, Bolly Spice
Why do I mention directors and say nothing about the actors? Because, it is director and his vision that maketh an actor, and Bombay Talkies celebrates the power of creation in its most unadulterated form.
Namita Gupta, Rate Movies Here
A heartwarming ode to Indian cinema
Suparna Thombare, Bollywood Life
On a whole, there could been no better way to celebrate 100 years of the Indian entertainment industry than a concept like this. All the four stories touch the lives of people living in a film crazy country. Would definitely recommend this movie as a must
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HaribabuBolineni, Chirtamala
This medley of four stories - each distinct in every way plus classic music and songs - makes for a perfect centenary epic movie
K N Gupta, Smash Hits
Movie starts with Karan Johar's story of an urban couple Rani Mukerji-Randeep Hooda going through a bad phase in their marriage and things change when an Intern from Rani's office played by Saqib Saleem pays a visit to their home.
Abhishek Bhardwaj, Rate Movies Here
When four of Hindi Film Industry’s most distinctive directors come together to celeberate 100 years of Indian cinema and make 4 short films you know there’s something special about it. The four films do not come together linearly and form a bigger story.