Bombay Talkies (2013) Hindi Movie Review | 15 Critic Reviews |

cast:
Amitabh Bachchan, Rani Mukerji, Randeep Hooda, Saqib Saleem, Katrina Kaif, Sadashiv Amrapurkar, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Ranbir Kapoor, Ranvir Shorey, Naman Jain, Sudhir Pandey

Bombay Talkies (2013) Hindi Movie Reviewsdirection:

zoya akhtar, dibaker bannerjee, Karan Johar, Anurag Kashyap

story:

screenplay:

dibaker bannerjee

dialogue:

weird aggregate rating 6.4/10cinematography:

rajeev ravi

music:

amit trivedi

produced by:

ashi dua

language:

hindi

genre:

drama

Run Time:
128 Minutes

Release date:

3-May-2013

Reviews- (Ratings out of 10)

  •  Bollywood Hungama -taran adarsh rating-8
It's a fact... Cinema and cricket are pursued with religious fervor in India. Cinema connects us. Cinema unites us. Cinema is indeed the predominant influence on our lives. Cinema is, without doubt, an integral part of every movie lover... Indian cinema, which completes its 100th year this year
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  •  Times of India -srijana mitra das rating-7
Straight up, Karan Johar's film smashes his own mould - forget about loving your parents, Johar shows a gay youth Avinash (Saqib Saleem) pummeling his father while quitting home. Avinash befriends glamorous Gayatri (Rani), wife to Dev (Hooda) with whom she has passionless, infrequent sex.
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  •  NDTV -saibal chatterjee rating-6
The expectations were firmly set as soon as it was announced that a quartet of contemporary Mumbai directors was making four quickies to mark the centennial of the Hindi movie industry. The primary point of interest was inevitably focussed on how each filmmaker would interpret the 
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  •  Rediff -sukanya verma rating-7
Hindi cinema is too a voluminous medium, and now a century old, to try encapsulating its glory in 25 quick minutes. At the same time, the broad appeal of silver screen and its gift to forge unique association with every single member of the audience is much widespread to ignore.
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  •  IBN Live -rajeev masand rating-7
You may have a favorite amongst the four stories, because yes, this is cinema, and it touches different chords in different individuals. But there's no denying that 'Bombay Talkies' is a breath of fresh air - a wonderful gift to audiences on the 100th birthday of Indian cinema.
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  •  Hindustan Times -anupama chopra rating-8
The strongest film is Dibakar's adaptation of a short story by Satyajit Ray. Nawazuddin Siddiqui plays a failed actor who strays into a film shoot. Dibakar narrates his story with such tenderness and Siddiqui is so good that by the end, I was wiping away tears. Karan Johar also steps out of his 
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  •  Indian Express -shubra gupta rating-7
Bombay Talkies is a film that gives you what all good films should: it has stories, it has emotion, and it has drama. It has people you want to know. You want to tap them on the shoulder, and ask, 'hey, you got a minute? Sit, talk to me.' Finally, Bombay Talkies fills you with hope.
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  •  DNA -tushar joshi rating-7
the first thing that strikes you about Bombay Talkies is how pre-release the four directors have  overshadowed a stellar ensemble with the likes of Amitabh Bachchan and Rani Mukerji. But then as you read the names – Karan Johar, Dibakar Banerjee, Zoya Akhtar and Anurag Kashyap,
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  •  koimoi -mohar basu rating-7
Bombay Talkies in each of its story is indeed magnum opus. While these gently framed short films are individually the few most unbeatable concepts of recent times, the film’s major pitfall is that the stories have no thematic link or relevance to the overall rationale. Despite the glitches,
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  •  Bollywood Life -suparna thombare rating-8
karan johar,Zoya Akhtar, Dibakar Banerjee and Anurag Kashyap – four directors with different sensibilities come together to commemorate 100 years of Indian cinema with Bombay Talkies. They weave four stories that revolve around the impact of Indian cinema on the lives of people.
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  •  Mumbai Mirror -karan anshuman rating-7
Amitabh Bachchan is in Bombay Talkies. Katrina Kaif is in it too. So are Randeep Hooda, Saqib Saleem, Ranvir Shorey, and Nawazuddin Siddiqui. And yet the promotion of the film is done on the strength of the directors' names alone: Karan Johar, Dibakar Banerjee, Zoya Akhtar, and Anurag Kashyap.
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  •  Deccan Chronicle -suparna sharma rating-6
'Bombay Talkies' is made by four directors who don’t seem to be on speaking terms with each other. Their films don’t hand the baton to the next one. Each one dwells in its own universe, gyrating mostly on the director’s pet peeve. One is rather good, one is middling, one seems to have missed
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  •  zee news -gayatri sankar rating-6
All the four segments of the film are diverse in nature. Yet, there are certain junctures that could have been smoother and clearer. Though the film projects complex lives from different walks of life, it somewhere falls short of striking a deep emotional chord. However, the intense impact of cinema
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  •  Pardaphash -faisal saif rating-6
Somewhere i read about this movie getting a "5 Star" ratings and that made me more curious to go and watch this film. 5 Star ratings? But doesn't a "5 Star" ratings means a 'Perfect' and a 'Flawless' film? The review also said in the end (For Anurag Kashyap's segment-story especially)
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  •  Daily Bhaskar -mayank shekar rating-6
It is perhaps natural for audiences to develop an over-familiarity with faces they have watched on a screen again and again. At some point they will begin to believe that those heroes can see them too and that this relationship is in fact mutual. It helps if that movie-star has something in common
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One film. Four segments. And a great way to celebrate the centenary year of Indian cinema. Bombay Talkies is a film that gives you what all good films should: it has stories, it has emotion, and it has drama. It has people you want to know. You want to tap them on the shoulder, and ask, 'hey, you got a minute? Sit, talk to me.' Finally, Bombay Talkies fills you with hope. If Bollywood can make a film like this, then it must be doing something right. - See more at: http://www.indianexpress.com/news/review-bombay-talkies--not-all-segments-are-even-but-they-are-all-cracklingly-real/1111033/?ent_top#sthash.QFF0HUId.dpuf
One film. Four segments. And a great way to celebrate the centenary year of Indian cinema. Bombay Talkies is a film that gives you what all good films should: it has stories, it has emotion, and it has drama. It has people you want to know. You want to tap them on the shoulder, and ask, 'hey, you got a minute? Sit, talk to me.' Finally, Bombay Talkies fills you with hope. If Bollywood can make a film like this, then it must be doing something right. - See more at: http://www.indianexpress.com/news/review-bombay-talkies--not-all-segments-are-even-but-they-are-all-cracklingly-real/1111033/?ent_top#sthash.1fvk1N6D.dpuf
One film. Four segments. And a great way to celebrate the centenary year of Indian cinema. Bombay Talkies is a film that gives you what all good films should: it has stories, it has emotion, and it has drama. It has people you want to know. You want to tap them on the shoulder, and ask, 'hey, you got a minute? Sit, talk to me.' Finally, Bombay Talkies fills you with hope. If Bollywood can make a film like this, then it must be doing something right. - See more at: http://www.indianexpress.com/news/review-bombay-talkies--not-all-segments-are-even-but-they-are-all-cracklingly-real/1111033/?ent_top#sthash.1fvk1N6D.dpuf

Bombay Talkies (2013)
6.4 out of 10
based on
15 reviews.