'Bombay Talkies' - a special to celebrate 100 years

'Bombay Talkies' - a special to celebrate 100 years
'Bombay Talkies' - a special to celebrate 100 years

The trailer of Bombay Talkies’ (2013) that sees a series of four 20-minute short films have made all filmgoers eager of what to expect.

Anurag Kashyap, Dibakar Banerjee, Karan Johar and Zoya Akhtar have joined hands to make ‘Bombay Talkies’, a series of short films that culminates into a movie to celebrate 100 years of Indian cinema.

Sources from a Times Of India report on what each filmmaker have to say about their body of work that contributes to this film.

“My film is about three individuals (Rani Mukerji, Randeep Hooda and Saqib Saleem) and how the emotional baggage they carry comes in the way of their relationships. Brevity is not my strength, but I have never felt as alive as I did on those nine days. The best part obviously, was hanging out with Zoya, Dibakar and Anurag.” Says Johar

Akhtar۪s film revolves around the life of a little boy, and has two child actors along with Katrina Kaif.

Kashyap expresses that this project was a dream come true as his film was the first-ever script he had written. “My film, which is about Amitabh Bachchan and his house Prateeksha, was written in 1995. I pitched it to every filmmaker, and today, I’ve finally made it. It is a huge moment for me as Mr Bachchan and I weren’t on talking terms for 14 years.”

Banerjee۪s short story is about a failed actor (Nawazuddin Siddiqui), who also ends up feeling like a failed human being.

‘Bombay Talkies’ is all set to release on Friday 3rd May.

By Rishi Modi