New Delhi: It is an important day for cine goers in India. The medium which we all have revered turns 100 and country's four prominent filmmaker come together to pay an unique tribute to cinema.
'Bombay Talkies' combines the talent of four directors who have in their own way changed the way we perceive Hindi films in present times. Each director brings in his or her own flavour and it will be interesting to see how each one of them give their tribute.
The film, comprising of four short films, has all the ingredients of a blockbuster. It has Amitabh Bachchan, it has Katrina Kaif, it has Karan Johar's commercial element, it has Dibakar Banerjee and Anurag Kashyap's craft, it has the sensibilities of a woman director (Zoya Akhtar) and it even has Satyajit Ray! But will all these factors work in favour of the film? Will it be a fitting tribute to the glorious 100 years of cinema?
Shomini Sen of IBNLive.com was inside the theatre to find out if 'Bombay Talkies' is worth all the hype.
10:00 AM: First up the tweet review of #BombayTalkies. Four directors coming together for this anthalogy film. Expectation are high!
10:01 AM: Bevy of stars coming together for #BombayTalkies. Some playing pivotal roles, some cameos.
10:03 AM: And it begins. #BombayTalkies
10:06 AM: What an entry! Saqib Saleem bursts into the frame in the first scene. #BombayTalkies .
10:09 AM: "Gay ho, terrorist nahi" #BombayTalkies breaks a few conventions of Hindi films.
10:16 AM: New actor Saquib Salim is a natural! #BombayTalkies
10:26 AM: Full marks to Karan Johar for his amazing story. Respect. #BombayTalkies
10:32 AM: Very understated performance by Randeep Hooda. #BombayTalkies
10:43 AM: The talented Nawazuddin Siddiqui never fails to impress! #BombayTalkies
10:46 AM: It takes special talent for a good actor to play a bad actor on screen. #BombayTalkies #NawazuddinSiddiqui
10:50 AM: Good to see Sadashiv Amrapurkar in a film after ages. #BombayTalkies
10:58 AM: Such a touching tale Dibakar Banerjee narrates. Bound to bring a smile on one's face. #BombayTalkies
11:05 AM: At interval #BombayTalkies is a brave honest effort. Two directors- Banerjee and Johar's stories are different yet very touching.
11:11 AM: This little boy Naman Jain is powerhouse of talent. #BombayTalkies #ZoyaAkhtar
11:17 AM: Society makes too many rules for us all. A girl should behave in a certain manner, a boy should be tough. #BombayTalkies
11:24 AM: And the Katrina Kaif Barbie also makes its debut in films. #BombayTalkies
11:29 AM: Naman Jain dances exactly like Katrina Kaif. Even better! :D #BombayTalkies
11:39 AM: The simplicity of a small town guy. Screenplay of Anurag Kashyap's story is superb. #BombayTalkies
11:47 AM: Thousands of people come to just get a glimpse of Amitabh Bachchan. Such is the charm of this man. #BombayTalkies #Anurag Kashyap
11:53 AM: And Amitabh Bachchan makes an entry at last. Befitting finale. #BombayTalkies
11:55 AM: "Allahabad ka paanwala bhi intellectual hota hai" #BombayTalkies #AnuragKashyap
12:01 PM: In its 100th year, #BombayTalkies has just raised the bar for good cinema.
12:04 PM: Lovely montage of all, and I mean ALL Bollywood stars at the end. Not to be missed! #BombayTalkies
12:09 PM: #BombayTalkies is content driven. Don't go by the technical aspects, the stories are the high points of the film.
12:10 PM: It's rare that all short stories in one film impress you so much. #BombayTalkies
12:12 PM: While Banerjee, Kashyap and Zoya Akhtar are known for their unique style, its Karan Johar who comes as a surprise. #BombayTalkies
12:13 PM: Brave, honest and genuine effort made by all four directors. Kudos! #BombayTalkies
12:14 PM: A special mention for actors Saquib Salim and child star Naman Jain. Superstars of tomorrow, for sure. #BombayTalkies
12:15 PM: Thanks for being with us throughout the tweet review of #BombayTalkies