Bombay Talkies (2013) - Drama

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

IMDB: 6.7
Director: Zoya Akhtar
Stars: Rani Mukerji, Randeep Hooda
Length: 127 Minutes
PG Rating: N/A
Reviews: 9 out of 37 found boring (24.32%)

One-line Reviews (38)

This reality alone makes the film a compelling watch, while the superior performances and absorbing themes that the movie prides itself in only serve as an icing on the cake.

The story starts from a pointless thing and revolves around something that cannot be appreciated and the second part of the movie means after interval the movie goes more worst by the character of VIJAY which show how typical Indian minds are ..and which is not True !

Just when you have got that feeling that it was gradually loosing out on the steam, the mastery of Anurag Kashyap storms in with another piece of mind blowing story ,the fourth one in the slot.

The very predictable ending and the men kissing each other has a shock value and the story has actually no connection to the overarching theme of cinema or the centennial anniversary.

6.3/10!Anurag Kashyap's is the cynosure with a story so sharp & related (to native India), it makes a great ending story worth watching.

The metaphorical usage of old songs such as Ajeeb Dastan and Lag Ja Gale, accompanied by sharp witted dialogs makes it a compelling watch.

Karan Johar's movie is confusing, I am still not able to understand what he wanted to convey?

This is, if anything, a monument to time-waste and a pointless attempt to remind people that Amitabh Bachchan enjoys the status of a living God in the Bollywood pantheon ...

What a wonderful act is that four talented directors come together with some of the great new-age actors to create an amalgamated cinema worth watching.

Karan Johar's part was really stunning.

Kashyap's treatment is highly entertaining.

Some of the situations in some stories are so contrived, convenient and at times inappropriate too.

The bihari accent dialogues looks repetitive.

Basically in an Industry where masala movies and ENTERTAINING films do the best, how can a boring film like this represent 100 years of Indian cinema?

" Bombay Talkies is only meant for multiplex goers but they may also find it boring, there is no quotient of entertainment and I am sure no director tried to make it for entertainment.

As for the rest of the film, it's a highly uneven set of four short films by four different directors--some are excellent, others seemingly pointless.

There's the husband who is dull and lonely (and completely not aroused by his wife) and loves old Hindi songs, and things get complicated when Avinash meets the husband and his gay sensor tingles.

Most Indians love the quality masala entertaining.

Nawazuddin Siddique brings life to a mundane character.

The final segment of the movie is satire and thoroughly enjoyable approach to find the ,fiction of reality.

What he is interested in doing is cross-dressing as his favorite Bollywood starlet (Katrina Kaif) and entertaining others with his very impressive dancing.

Boring, Uninspiring and A Dumb Movie .

And fulfilling all promises associated with his created brand, Anurag gives you the second best story of the film, which again makes BOMBAY TALKIES a worth watching film by all movie buffs, for sure.

So it's a mediocre film and boring.

Johar's segment is simple are quite predictable; you are well aware what's going to happen and because it's a Johar film, you know there'll be a lot of tears shed by the characters.

Movies like "Dabanng"(1 and 2), "Rowdy Rathore", "Houseful", "Singham" and the Golmaal series do the BEST in the box office and they are better entertaining films.

Boring film and doesn't represent Indian cinema!

Some performance will stay with you even after you leave the theater like that of Nawazuddin Siddiqui & the man who went to Amitabh Bachchan's house.

On the whole, 'Bombay Talkies' may not be perfect, but its an experience worth watching.

So, don't waste your money on this one!

Still story doesn't have any punch or enough comical elements, it just juggles between gratuitous use of slang and slow paced rhythm.

Worth watching for Dibanker and Anurag's movies .....

Now Dibakar Bannerjee's story is worth watching.

The film is totally boring from starting only and nothing makes it interesting after wards also !

However, the story is stretched beyond limits, allowing boredom to set in easily.

Yet on the other hand it remains a worth watching attempt solely for Dibakar Bannerji & Anurag Kashyap alone, who actually seem to be celebrating the moment more than Karan & Zoya clearly.

Don't waste your time and movie to watch this movie its not of use !

I found the last part is interesting and entertaining, you can also call fourth part as "Tribute to Indian Super Star Amitabh Bachchan and as well as Indian Cinema", with lot's of emotions and originality, you can feel the importance of every small things which middle class faces in their lives.