Bombay Talkies Teasers, Trailers, Video & Songs
The idea of celebrating 100 years of Indian cinema through a movie brought together four ace directors of the industry to give us ‘Bombay Talkies’. An anthology of four short films, Bombay Talkies showed reflections of how Indian cinema influences each of our lives. The first film, directed by Karan Johar, depicts the relationship of a married couple with corporate lives that gets broken with the entry of a vivacious, young, gay guy, and uses old classic Bollywood songs to convey the emotions of pain and sorrow.
The second segment by Zoya Akhtar has a young boy whose biggest dream is to be Katrina Kaif from the song ‘Sheila ki Jawaani’, and captures how cinema paints dreams, on a common man’s impressionable minds. The third film, the best of the lot, by Dibakar Banerjee is based on a classic short story,’ Patol Babu, Film Star’ by Satyajit ray. It has Nawazzudin Siddiqui playing the role of a failed actor, who keeps making up stories to tell his bed-ridden daughter of his acting adventures, until finally, one day, actually gets to do a small scene in a movie.
The last movie, by Anurag Kashyap, traces the journey of a common man to meet his idol, the megastar Amitabh Bachchan and keeps you rooting for the poor guy. The trailer of the movie effectively gives us a glimpse of the many emotions we find to Indian cinema – dreams, hope, desire, joy, pain, love, sorrow. We relate to each of the movies and falls in love with the world of Indian cinema, over and over again.