BOMBAY TALKIES

  • I just want to be famous: Saqib Saleem February 16, 2014

    Mumbai: 'Mere Dad Ki Maruti' fame actor Saqib Saleem says he wants to be popular and also explore more as an actor. "There are no limitations as an actor. I just want to be famous. As an actor, one should not limit themselves. As long as the script is justified, I...
  • I'm very insecure about the young filmmakers: Karan Johar January 8, 2014

    Mumbai: Filmmaker Karan Johar feels insecure amid the new bunch of budding directors and fears losing what he has achieved. "I am very insecure about these young filmmakers. I am constantly on my toes so that I know what others are doing. And that is why I made such a...
  • Indian people find festival films boring: Anurag Kashyap June 25, 2013

    Mumbai: Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap feels that audience and exhibitors in India believe that the films going to festivals are boring. "In India, there is a psychological problem that movies going to film festivals are boring. It is a problem with exhibitors. Even I had a problem...
  • Do international Film Festivals help small films make it big? June 24, 2013

    New Delhi: Let's face it. Film Festivals local or global have a certain snooty, intellectual, arty, culturedriven aura about them. An image that screams superior, exclusive, unique. The message they seem to convey is: We have nothing to do with the everyday mindless masala that you...
  • Amiatbh Bachchan is very demanding: Anurag Kashyap June 6, 2013

    Mumbai: Ace filmmaker Anurag Kashyap, who will soon be directing Amitabh Bachchan in a fiction TV show, says the 70yearold stalwart is 'very demanding' but in a 'good way'. It is for the first time that Kashyap and Big B will be working together in a fullfledged project, after shooting a...
  • The Bollywood contingent at 66th Cannes Film Festival May 25, 2013

    The Bollywood contingent arrived in all its strength for the gala screening to 'Bombay Talkies' at the 66th Cannes Film Festival. ...
  • People's reaction on 'Bombay Talkies' is very important, says Anurag Kashyap May 22, 2013

    The Cannes festival, which features the biggest names in independent and mainstream cinema, will feature be a special section commemorating 100 years of Indian Cinema and a formidable Bollywood presence. ...
  • Bollywood comes together at Cannes Film Festival 2013 May 21, 2013

    The 66th Cannes Film Festival is celebrating 100 years of Indian cinema this year. A number of Bollywood celebrities were seen making a beeline for the French Riviera. ...
  • Need more freedom for filmmaking in India: Anurag Kashyap May 21, 2013

    Cannes: India's rising star director Anurag Kashyap has complained that filmmakers in the country still do not enjoy the kind of freedom of space and expression that would allow them to make meaningful films. "Today, we are forced to treat our audience as children of less than five years and hence...
  • 'Bombay Velvet' is my first film in the trilogy: Anurag Kashyap May 20, 2013

    New Delhi: Fox Star Studios has come on board with Anurag Kashyap's Phantom Films to coproduce filmmaker's upcoming directorial 'Bombay Velvet'. The Ranbir Kapoor and Anushka Sharmastarrer is based on Mumbai in era spanning from 1950s to 1970s. It is the first film of a trilogy on how the city became...
  • Bollywood set to make a mark at Cannes Film Festival 2013 May 14, 2013

    The Cannes Film Festival which features the biggest names in independent and mainstream cinema opens on May 15. ...
  • No sequel to 'Shanghai' for a long time: Dibakar Banerjee May 13, 2013

    Mumbai: Director Dibakar Banerjee has rubbished rumours about making a sequel to his last year's release 'Shanghai'. Dibakar, who is currently busy with another of his project, said he has no plans to do so for a long time. "Right now I am just writing for my next film and I don't...
  • Is that really Amit Trivedi behind the 'Apna Bombay Talkies' song? May 9, 2013

    New Delhi: It could have been easily be the song of decade. But the star studded song during the closing credit of 'Bombay Talkies' falls literally flat on its face and fails to impress viewers. In spite of 20 of the leading stars in the music video including two...
  • Does 'Bombay Talkies' herald a new era in Bollywood? May 8, 2013

    New Delhi: If 'Bombay Talkies' is an indication to the kind of cinema that we will get to watch from now on, then it is good news for all cine lovers. In a befitting tribute to 100 years of Indian cinema, the anthology film featuring some of the best directors...
  • Karan Johar's film in 'Bombay Talkies' is my favourite: Dibakar May 7, 2013

    Mumbai: While making 'Bombay Talkies' with three other directors, Dibakar Bannerjee has gone through the most fun experience of his life and he dreads leaving it behind. "When again would I get the chance to work so closely with three of my friends Anurag Kashyap, Zoya Akhtar and Karan Johar," asked...
  • Playlist: Has Bombay Talkies revived a Madan Mohan nostalgia? Listen to his 10 best songs May 7, 2013

    Filmmaker Karan Johar got the rights to four recorded classics composed by the late Madan Mohan for his production 'Bombay Talkies', a tribute to 100 years of Indian cinema. He is said to have got them free of cost. Karan wanted rights to four songs, one of which was 'Ajeeb dastaan...
  • Watch: Directors of 'Bombay Talkies' do the 'Jingle Bells' elves dance May 6, 2013

    A video by director Shakun Batra shows animated versions of the four directors dressed up as elves and dancing to Jingle Bells to celebrate the success of Bombay Talkies. ...
  • Now Showing: Masand reviews 'Bombay Talkies', 'Shootout at Wadala', 'Celluloid Man' May 4, 2013

    On the show, Rajeev Masand reviews 'Bombay Talkies', 'Shootout at Wadala' and 'Celluloid Man'. ...
  • Snapshot: Aamir Khan watches 'Bombay Talkies' May 4, 2013

    New Delhi: Aamir Khan decided to watch 'Bombay Talkies' with the directors of this film. Anurag Kashyap, Zoya Akhtar and Karan Johar were seen with Aamir at the screening. ...
  • 100 years of Indian cinema: The epic journey continues May 4, 2013

    New Delhi: An epic journey of 100 years of Indian cinema culminated with a mix of reallife inspiring stories and reellife fiction as awardwinning 'Celluloid Man' and anthology film 'Bombay Talkies' hit the theatres. Marathon documentary 'Celluloid Man', an ode to P K Nair (80), who almost singlehandedly built one of...
  • 'Bombay Talkies' review: It's like a breath of fresh air May 3, 2013

    Cast: Rani Mukherjee, Amitabh Bachchan, Saqib Saleem, Katrina Kaif, Nawazuddin Siddiqui Director: Karan Johar, Dibakar Banerjee, Zoya Akhtar, Anurag Kashyap Two men shift nervously, seldom making eye contact, as they listen to a beggar girl at a railway station footbridge singing an old Lata Mangeshkar gem whose words seem to have particular...
  • Friday releases: 'Shootout at Wadala', 'Bombay Talkies', 'Celluloid Man' May 3, 2013

    Indian cinema's centenary celebrations take centrestage this Friday as 'Bombay Talkies' and 'Celluloid Man', both films dedicated to Indian cinema hit the screens. ...
  • I try to make my next film better than the last one: Dibakar Banerjee May 3, 2013

    May 3 is an important day for Indian cinema. It is the day when the country got a new religion to follow, it is the day when Indians got introduced to the magic of films. Hundred years back, Dadasaheb Phalke had released his first feature film 'Raja Harishchandra' on this...
  • 'Bombay Talkies': Karan Johar's story the most hardhitting of the four May 3, 2013

    New Delhi: I'll be honest. When the first promos of the anthology film 'Bombay Talkies' came out, some of us joked about how Karan Johar was somewhat a misfit among the rest of the directors who are associated with the film and how he will be lost among titans Anurag...
  • Friday releases: 'Bombay Talkies', 'Shootout at Wadala' hit screens May 3, 2013

    Indian cinema's centenary celebrations take centrestage on Friday as 'Bombay Talkies' and 'Celluloid Man' both dedicated to Indian cinema hit the screens. Also to keep your action quotient going is John Abraham starrer 'Shootout at Wadala'. ...
  • 'Bombay Talkies' Tweet Review: First day, first show May 3, 2013

    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...
  • Friday Release: 10 reasons why you should watch 'Bombay Talkies' May 2, 2013

    New Delhi: May 3 is an important day for Indian cinema. It is the day when the country got a new religion to follow, it is the day when Indians got introduced to the magic of films. Hundred years back, Dadasaheb Phalke had released his first feature film 'Raja...
  • 'Bombay Talkies': Anurag Kashyap denies plagiarism allegations May 1, 2013

    Mumbai: A writer has accused director Anurag Kashyap of copying his story in the compilation movie 'Bombay Talkies' but the 'Dev D' director has rubbished the claims, saying he would not allow "free publicity" at his expense. Nishant G Ranjan claimed Kashyap's upcoming short film in 'Bombay Talkies' is based on...
  • Will keep making films with or without stars: Zoya Akhtar April 30, 2013

    Mumbai: Filmmaker Zoya Akhtar has so far worked with popular actors in tinsel town but says that even if some day "stars" refuse to work with her, she won't stop making movies. "If every star refuses to work with me, am I going to stop making movies? Not at all! So,...
  • Konkona: Laughed and cried while watching 'Bombay Talkies' April 30, 2013

    Mumbai: Actress Konkona Sen Sharma couldn't stop her tears when she watched 'Bombay Talkies', while for Riteish Deshmukh it was a "wonderful cinematic experience". The film gets the thumbs up from the film fraternity who feel that it is a must watch. A special project to mark 100 years of Indian...