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 Harishchandra' on this fateful day and paved the way for an industry which now is one the biggest film industries in the world.
Incidentally, 100 years later, May 3 falls on Friday. To commemorate the event, four of Bollywood's most influential directors- Karan Johar, Zoya Akhtar, Dibakar Banerjee and Anurag Kashyap have come together to make 'Bombay Talkies'. Four short stories in one film, celebrating Bombay and its role in cinema- here are the 10 reasons to look forward to the grand 'Bombay Talkies'.
Four directors: Each of the directors involved in 'Bombay Talkies' are known for their unique style of film making. From commercial Karan Johar to a realistic art house Anurag Kashyap, the film will have the best elements of these directors in one film. It would be interesting to see their unique style of filmmaking in this anthology film.
Satyajit Ray: When one is celebrating 100 years of cinema in India, one has to include master filmmaker Satyajit Ray in the celebrations. Dibakar Banerjee's story is based on Ray's short story 'Patol Babu, Film Star'. While the story was written in the 1950s, Banerjee adapts it and gives it a contemporary twist. The story is
06:03 PM, May 02, 2013