Bombay Talkies (2013)

 ●  Hindi ● 2 hrs 7 mins

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A magical and evocative journey marking Hundred years of Hindi cinema, this anthology brings together four distinct short stories. Ajeeb Dastaan Hai Yeh – A bold contemporary drama about the trials and travails of being a gay man in India. Star – Adapted from Satyajit Ray's short story "Patol Babu, Film Star", this movie delves into the efforts of a failed actor to prove himself to the world, and his daughter. Sheila Ki Jawaani – An inspiring and thought-provoking drama that revolves around a 12-year-old boy who aspires to become a Bollywood dancer, against the wishes of his father, who wants him to be a football player. Murabba (Fruit Preserve) – A young man from a small town, Vijay attempts to meet Mr. Amitabh Bachchan, a superstar of Indian cinema. His aim is to fulfil his ailing father's desire of feeding the great actor feed him homemade 'murabba' and bring the remaining half for his father. Vijay's father believes that doing so will bring comfort to him and in turn lengthen his life. This evocative drama depicts his struggles, while highlighting the need for something magical to sustain the human spirit, illusory as it may be.
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Cast: Randeep Hooda, Rani Mukerji

Crew: Anurag Kashyap (Director), Dibakar Banerjee (Director), Karan Johar (Director), Zoya Akhtar (Director), Rajeev Ravi (Director of Photography), Amit Trivedi (Music Director)

Rating: U/A (India)

Genres: Drama, Romance

Release Dates: 03 May 2013 (India)

Hindi Name: बॉम्बे टॉकीज़

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Did you know? This is the second time the stars Aamir Khan and Shah Rukh Khan share screen space (towards the song at the end of the movie) after Pehla Nasha (1993) in which they both made cameos together, for a scene. Read More
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Film Type:
Feature Film
Language:
Hindi
Spoken Languages:
English
Colour Info:
Color
Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1
Stereoscopy:
No
Archival Source:
QubeVault (Real Image Media Technologies) [Digital]
Goofs:
Audio/Video Mismatch
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.
Trivia:
The song 'Apna Bombay Talkies', featured guest appearances from many leading Indian actors including Aamir Khan, Madhuri Dixit, Karisma Kapoor, Akshay Kumar, Juhi Chawla, Saif Ali Khan, Rani Mukerji, Sridevi, Priyanka Chopra, Farhan Akhtar, Imran Khan, Vidya Balan, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Ranveer Singh, Anil Kapoor, Shahid Kapoor, Sonam Kapoor, Deepika Padukone, Ranbir Kapoor, Shahrukh Khan.

This is the second time the stars Aamir Khan and Shah Rukh Khan share screen space (towards the song at the end of the movie) after Pehla Nasha (1993) in which they both made cameos together, for a scene.

This movie marks the centenary of Indian cinema, a.k.a. Bollywood

Selected at 2013 Cannes Film Festival, in celebration of Indian's Film Centenary.