Shot in Bombay (2008)

Shot in Bombay


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Millions are familiar with the approach, look and feel of Bollywood films. But what transpires behind the scenes of a Bollywood production? That's the question proposed and answered by Liz Mermin in her penetrative documentary Shot in Bombay. The title represents a triple-entendre: it refers to both the actual shooting of a film (in this case, a Bollywood gangster movie), the simulated gunfire in the film-within-the-film, and some of the shady activity that belies the creation of Indian populist … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Documentary, Television, Special Interest
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All Critics (12) | Top Critics (1)

Though lacking genuine investigative heft and with obviously limited access to Dutt himself, the result is an absolutely fascinating survey.

Full Review… | February 4, 2015
Time Out
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A superior, very entertaining documentary.

Full Review… | February 4, 2015
Daily Telegraph

An amusing account of the making of the Bollywood police thriller Shootout at Lokhandwala.

Full Review… | February 4, 2015
Observer [UK]

A lively glimpse into the making of a Bollywood gangster film.

Full Review… | February 4, 2015

The merry-go-round of coincidences keeps the film spinning. When all else fails, there are the riveting, on-the-rack emotions of the fiction film's director.

Full Review… | February 4, 2015
Financial Times

Takes you behind the scenes to show how a crappy lightweight blockbuster Bollywood film is made.

Full Review… | January 24, 2009
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