Bombay Talkies (2013) Review: The Four Which Score!

Bombay Talkies

What would happen if you would ask Karan Johar, Zoya Akhtar, Dibakar Banerjee and Anurag Kashyap to direct a movie together? BOMBAY TALKIES, yes that is what would happen. They have shown their best. Karan Johar, particularly.


Amitabh Bachchan, Rani Mukerji, Katrina Kaif, Randeep Hooda, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Vineet Kumar, Sadashiv Amrapurkar, Saqib Saleem, and Lavin Gothi

Bombay Talkies (2013) (IMDb | Wikipedia) : OVERVIEW

Bombay Talkies is a 2013 Indian anthology film consisting of four short films, directed by Anurag Kashyap, Dibakar Banerjee, Zoya Akhtar and Karan Johar.



I am going to review this movie as not any of my previous reviews for the simple fact that this one is not a movie; it’s an art of movie making. It’s story telling and it’s to show that even if you don’t like something, it’s still to be applauded and shouted out for. The four stories take a look on life, marriage and love. Story of a man, who is trying to find his sexuality in this metro sexual age. Smart, witty, and very contemporary, devoid of any celluloid cheesiness, the story moves forward with his wife (Rani Mukerji) being in complete denial with her husband’s lack of interest in sex. This is a movie directed by Karan, named Ajeeb Dastaan Hai Yeh.

Dibakar’s story begins in a Parel chawl with Nawazuddin Siddiqui petting an Emu (that quirky looking bird) in a congested space. Suddenly, due to an accident, which we had all want to happen, he finds himself as an extra opposite the chocolate boy Ranbir Kapoor. Dibakar’s story must have been a fantastic read, but its transition to the big screen is a bit sketchy. I found this one the least interesting of all. But who knows what you might end up liking? 😉

Directed by Anurag Kashyap, this is about the showcase of talent. All about talent. Bollywood bows to this one. Allahabad resident Vijay (Vineet Kumar Singh) is a small town man who comes to the city which never sleeps to fulfill that one last wish of his father. (Sudhir Pandey) and whats that? Request that he meet Amitabh Bachchan and ask him to taste the home made sweet pickle (murabba), does he fulfills it? Watch this for yourself.

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I had never seen the portrayal of a cross dresser like this one, which Zoya brings to life. It’s a new world, people. Bollywood has showcased a story which needs no more than eyes to see. Vickey (Naman Jain) idolizes Kat. While boys his age are playing cricket and football, Vickey spends time dabbing his mother’s lipstick and dressing up in a frock dancing to the tunes of Bollywood songs. The story ends not too well. I had say, I wanted this to go on and on. Zoya, make a TV series out of this please. It had be nothing that has been ever explored, even in Hollywood or Boston.

Considering the fact that today is 100 years of cinema, I had say, it’s been a perfect gift.

Critics are already praising this movie. Will you?

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