Bombay Talkie

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Misjudged attempt at examining the popular Indian cinema while trying to reach both its audience and a wider international one. American writer arrives in Bombay, starts affair with film star, and slights would-be-poet - with tragic consequences. With the playing not quite satire, not quite straight, the compromises leap from every frame. Gentle and pleasing in a perverse way, but entirely insubstantial.

Release details

Duration: 105 mins

Cast and crew

Director: James Ivory
Screenwriter: Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, James Ivory
Cast: Shashi Kapoor
Jennifer Kendal
Zia Mohyeddin
Aparna Sen
Utpal Dutt
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