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Directed by: Zoya Akhtar, Dibakar Banerjee, Karan Johar, Anurag Kashyap 2013 | 128 min.

Section: Spotlight on India

Premiere: Hawaii

Countries: India

Languages: Hindi, with English subtitles

Genres: Asian Cinema, Bollywood, Drama


Sponsored by:

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BOMBAY TALKIES is an anthology film that celebrates 100 years of Indian cinema while bringing together a veritable dream team of the top filmmakers of Bollywood. It is comprised of four short films each with a different director and one commonality: the everyday people depicted in these stories are profoundly influenced by the larger-than-life stars of India’s silver screen. The stories presented are often funny, sometimes sad, and always touching.

In Zoya Aktar's “Sheila ki Jawaani,” a 12-year-old boy yearns to dance like his favorite Bollywood superstar Katrina Kaif. This aggravates his father, who would rather his son play with footballs. Dibakar Banerjee's “Star” is about a failed actor who struggles to make a living but gets one last chance at redemption. Karan Johar's “Ajeeb Dastaan Hain Yeh” follows a gay intern who becomes friends with his employer, then enters into an affair with her husband — who's not ready to come out of the closet. In Anurag Kashyap's “Murabba,” a young man travels to Mumbai to fulfill his dying father’s final wish: to meet actor Amitabh Bachchan and deliver a jar of pickles that could save his dad’s life.

Synopsis written by: Jason Musni Soeda


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Cast & Crew

Director Zoya Akhtar, Dibakar Banerjee, Karan Johar, Anurag Kashyap
Screenwriter Zoya Akhtar, Dibakar Banerjee, Karan Johar, Anurag Kashyap
Executive Producer Smriti Jain, Sahil Mehra, Shaan Vyas
Cast Rani Mukerji, Randeep Hooda, Saqib Saleem, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Sadashiv Amrapurkar, Ranvir Shorey, Amitabh Bachchan, Katrina Kaif
Cinematographer Rajeev Ravi
Production Designer Prasun Basu, Amrita Mahal, Rashmi Sethi, Gauri Tiwari
Associate Producer Meraj Shaikh, Deep Singh Kakkad
Costume Designer Aparna Chandra, Preeti Sharma
Music Composer Amit Trivedi
Art Designer Dhara Jain, Mayur Sharma
Sound Prapul Betapudi, Devobrat Chaliha, Mishaal Chinai, Baylon Fonseca, Ammar Kshhir

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