‘Bombay Talkies’: Praise all round
The film is yet to release to mainstream audiences, and yet members of the film fraternity that have been fortunate to have caught a glimpse of it can’t stop raving about this Friday’s release Bombay Talkies.
In Bombay Talkies, some of the finest talents of tinsel town come together to mark 100 years of Indian cinema. Zoya Akhtar, Anurag Kashyap, Karan Johar and Dibakar Banerjee direct four short stories that eventually culminate into one. The film features Amitabh Bachchan, Rani Mukerji, Saqib Saleem, Katrina Kaif, Randeep Hooda, Sadashiv Amrapurkar and Nawazuddin Siddiqui in each of the short stories.
Word is that actress Konkona Sen Sharma couldn't stop her tears when she watched the film, while for Riteish Deshmukh it was a “wonderful cinematic experience”.
There was a special screening of the film last night (29 April 2013) and the few stars that have watched it have praised it unanimously. Check out what they said about Bombay Talkies on Twitter:
Ayushmann Khurrana: Finally saw 'Bombay Talkies'. (I) felt very big while being a very small part of Indian cinema.
Riteish Deshmukh: 'Bombay Talkies' will shock you, entertain you, enthrall you. Zoya, Anurag, Dibakar and Karan - thank you for this wonderful cinematic experience.
Konkona Sen Sharma: Laughed and cried while watching 'Bombay Talkies'. Four fine, sensitive films and super performances.
Rahul Khanna: Just watched a screening of 'Bombay Talkies' and it was absolutely outstanding. Congratulations Karan, Dibaker, Zoya and Anurag. And a big congratulations to the cast of 'Bombay Talkies'. Such fine, fearless performances in all four films.
Sidharth Malhotra: Four directors, four films, four brilliant cinema experiences. 'Bombay Talkies' a must watch people.
Genelia D'Souza: Watched 'Bombay Talkies'. Highly recommend, sensitive, sensible, sweet... Well done Karan, Zoya, Dibakar and Anurag.
Bombay Talkies will also be screened at the Cannes Film Festival where several Bollywood personalities are due to attend.
Check out trailer of Bombay Talkies here.