Mumbai, May 2 (): “Bombay Talkies” that hits cinemas on Friday May 3rd features the work of ace directors Dibakar Banerjee, Anurag Kashyap, Zoya Akhtar and Karan Johar.
The movie is a series of four 20-minute short films of the above mentioned directors that culminates into a movie to celebrate 100 years of Indian cinema.
Karan Johar film: The short film revolves around three individuals Rani Mukerji, Randeep Hooda and Saqib Saleem. Rani Mukerji plays a sexually supressed housewife as well as a journalist. She seems to live a happy married life until she meets a new colleague at work which changes her life forever. The movie depicts the emotional feelings between them and their relationship.
Dibakar Banerjee film: The story is about a failed actor (Nawazuddin Siddiqui) struggling to make his living after his father’s death. After facing many failures, he also upsets upon his last chance to prove himself to the world and more importantly, to his daughter.
Anurag Kashyap film : A man from a small town in UP, an ardent fan of Big B, comes to Mumbai from Allahabad to fulfil his sick father’s last wish which may also save his life. Amitabh Bachchan plays a cameo role, playing himself, in the movie. Anurag Kashyap and Amitabh Bachchan are coming together for the first time in ‘Bombay Talkies’.
Zoya Akhtar film: A 12 year innocent school boy from a middle-class family is inspired by a film star Katrina Kaif. The boy imitates the actress – by dancing his heart out on the song, “Sheila Ki Jawaani” at all times. Apparently, Kaif plays the role of herself, as a stylish diva. The movie stars Ranvir Shorey, Katrina Kaif and a little kid.
The highlight of the film is the title song, “Apna Bombay Talkies” that features 20 industry big stars as well as 20 eminent singers of B-town who has rendered their voices for these stars. It has been choreographed by Vaibhavi Merchant.
The film marks the completion of 100 years of Indian cinema and the beginning of a new era of modern cinema.