Bombay Talkies (2013)

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One hundred years of Hindi cinema is celebrated in four short stories showcasing the power of film.

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All Critics (7) | Top Critics (2)

Less a nod to the past than a wave to a quartet of young helmers, these diverse shorts would work better as stand-alones, since grouping them together detracts from their individual merits and makes them feel even slighter than warranted.

May 30, 2013 | Full Review…
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They are of varying interest, but the overall impression they leave is watching a Bollywood sampler without the song and dance, a committee project with an impressive budget but little heart.

May 23, 2013 | Full Review…

Bombay Talkies is a unique experiment that works very well. The collaboration between four leading directors suggests a confidence that was rare in the industry even a decade ago. I believe that things can only get better from here on.

Apr 17, 2015 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

BT's a good experiment, celebrating movies, mindsets and Mumbai's moods.

Apr 17, 2015 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

It is genuinely not possible for me to pick a favorite or rank them in any order as tempting an idea it might sound. Each film has something to say, and their authors get it across effectively and without fuss.

Apr 17, 2015 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

A consistent charmer, the Indian omnibus Bombay Talkies is vibrant and colourful, that rare portmanteau film where the whole is more than the sum of its likeable parts.

Apr 17, 2015

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