Saturday, May 11, 2013
Bombay Talkies (2013) - Short Stories
A fantastic tribute to Indian Cinema’s completion of 100 years by four of the best Directors from industry, its timing and content is simply superb. First story itself directed by Karan Johar proves that he is shouting from the roof tops about his sexuality and no one is listening, was a shocking start but Rani Mukerji, Randeep Hooda and that new guy makes it a little easy for the audience, high time our society accepted the fact and adjusts with them as its alrite to be gay. The best of the lot as per my choice is the heart touching story of a failed theater artist “Nawazuddin Siddiqui” again in a rocking role and character – oh my god – it touches deep inside somewhere and gives you the reality of life, end of the day it’s all about love and happiness rest of it all is pointless, superb direction by Dibakar Banerjee. Third by Zoya Akhtar is good too, story of a kid who wishes to do something whereas his parents want him to do something else – how he works it out is simply superb and hilarious but proves that kids in today’s time are way too smarter than their parents could imagine. Another fantastic performance by the little guy, he is definitely going to go a long way. Second best story as per me was the last one by Anurag Kashyap, story of a small Towner from UP and his bed ridden father who has no hopes of surviving unless his last wish is fulfilled. Again another story which touches you to the core as it indeed is a reality as so many line up at the Super Stars door everyday just to get a glimpse of him, Big B obliges big time his fans as well as in the movie too, simply a high point of the movie is his split second presence, too good. If you live and love cinema like the way I do – you shouldn’t miss this one. If nothing else it works like a great time pass and you do have a great surprise at the end of the movie – not the one they show you every 10 minutes on various TV channels. I will definitely give it a good 3/5 with two thumbs up and a must watch for all cinema lovers.