Eminent directors of Hindi Cinema fraternity on Monday unveiled the first look of their upcoming flick, â€˜Bombay Talkiesâ€™ which is a series of four short stories culminated into a movie directed by Zoya Akhtar, Karan Johar, Dibakar Banerjee and Anurag Kashyap to commemorate 100 years of Indian cinema. It is an anthological film- a kind of which had been witnessed in the year 2007- the film titled â€˜Dus Kahaniyaanâ€™. This time a bouquet of four short stories is portrayed to tell about moviegoers and impact of cinema on lives of Indian fans.
Superstar Amitabh Bachchan, passionate Rani Mukherjee, scintillating Katrina Kaif, bold Randeep Hooda, Intelligent Nawazuddin Siddique and many more are going to add their individual flair to the History of Indian cinema. Mesmerising as well as inspiring music is created by Amit Trivedi. Produced and distributed by Viacom 18 Motion Pictures and Flying Unicorn, this ode to Hindi film industry will be released on May 3, 2013â€”release date of first feature length Indian film 100 years ago in 1913. The film was titled â€˜Raja Harishchandraâ€™ produced and directed by Dhundiraj Govind Phalke, popularly known as Dadasaheb Phalke, Father of Indian cinema. â€˜Bombay Talkiesâ€™ is also the name of a famous film studio that was established in 1934 where films were shot in the early days of the Hindi Cinema.
Karan Johar directed segment of â€˜Bombay Talkiesâ€™- titled â€˜Ajab Daastan Hai Yehâ€™-which is about music and emotions. After â€˜No One Killed Jessicaâ€™, Rani yet again plays the role of a journalist who is a sexually repressed wife of Randeep Hooda. The new talent Saquib Saleem from â€˜Mere Dad Ki Marutiâ€™ is also a part of this venture that is far sexier, bolder, raunchier, edgier and more suited to 18+ viewers.
Karan Johar seems to be quite â€˜traumaticâ€™ to make a 20 min film instead of his big-bannered, multi-starred, 100 crore business-oriented movies. Infact, he says, â€œI am not sure of what the theme was and what it has become. The spirit of coming together is what should resonateâ€.
The â€˜new ageâ€™ geniuses known for their â€˜path breakingâ€™ success in Hindi film industry have tried to deliver their best to this magnificent concept.
Zoya Akhtarâ€™s segment- titled â€˜ Sheila Ki Jawaniâ€™ and is about creative freedom. Katrina will be seen playing her glamourised self in the movie along with two child actors. This time Zoya wants to hold her own even firmer than before.
Dibakar Banerjee, known for his off-beat movies like â€˜Shanghaiâ€™ and â€˜Love Sex Aur Dhokaâ€™ said that he wanted to do something which he had never done before. His segment-titled â€˜Starâ€™will show angst. He went to Kolkata to purchase the rights for the adaptation. He says,â€This one has very little social subtext unlike my other movies. It is about a failed actor, Nawazuddin Siddique, who also ends up feeling like a failed human beingâ€.
And the last but certainly not the least, segment directed by Anurag Kashyap- titled â€˜Murabbaâ€™. It is about madness and insanity that films give to the stars. He was the first one to sign this project and says,â€This is the first time I have not used a single abuse in this film.â€ Well thatâ€™s something unusual on Anuragâ€™s part. He alsoÂ Â says, â€œMy film which is about Amitabh Bachchan and his house Prateeksha was written in 1995 & today finally I made itâ€.
This collage of inspiring stories will be presented to the fans on May 3,2013 and from now onwards it has started beating its dhol to attract the audiences. After all, the movie centres round the influence of Indian films on Indian fans and thus it can be proclaimed as Cinema Of the Fans, For the Fans, By the Fansâ€¦
Author: Reshmi Goon Saha
Editor: A. Patel