Review of Bombay Talkies

Bombay Talkies


Four different stories, from four iconic Directors of our time, made one film claimed as a tribute to the century of the Indian cinema. While Anurag Kashyap, Karan Johar, Dibakar Banerjee and Zoya Akhtar together succeed in capturing the essence of passion and madness about Indian cinema, probably they will fail to get common man’s nod!!  Looking to the glory of the Indian cinema and its fantastic journey of hundred years, this tribute is an average one. You need to be a thinker and interpreter to enjoy this film. It’s a kind of frail entertaining tribute to extremely entertaining industry. All four stories will look much better on paper than screen (Read twice). Amongst four, Screenplay of Anurag Kashyap’s story is superb.

More than stories, actors have given powerful tribute. Saqib Saleem , Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Naman Jain, Rani, Vineet kumar, Randip Huda, Sadashiv, Ranveer etc are too good. Montage of stars at the end is as expected.

Sidhi baat no bakvas:

I think this film will be loved by critics and people who like offbeat movies. Common audience may get disappointed. To me, 1979 released Krishna Shah’s Cinema Cinema was more effective 🙂  (

Movie wisdom:

  1. Woman might feel more free with Gay 🙂
  2. Sometimes you have to hide your dreams until you achieve them.
  3. For you idol may be one but for that idol, there may be many like you.

Disclaimer :  🙂 🙂

I’m not a paid or commercial movie critic. This share is to help like-minded friends for spending their money and time effectively 🙂

2 Comments Add yours

  1. jiturajgor says:

    Here is what my friend Dr.Dipak Goyal wrote on his face-book page and I am agree with.

    Lessons from Bombay Talkies…..

    Story #1. We should celebrate 100 years of Indian cinema by starting movie with word Gay!!! And then use the word in every sentence for 30-40 min. AND Karan Johar and Censor Board is proud to bring little kids to the movie. So that the little minds are educated at a very tender young age.

    Story #3: All little kids should hide their weird thoughts from their minds and practice that in absence of parents. Thanks Zoya for your attempt to spoil the childhood in name of Indian Cinema.

    A slap on the face of Indian Cinema by the BT team.

    1. I completely agree.

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