Bombay Talkie

  • 1979

13 %
$ 1 Million

Bombay Talkie is a 1970 English-language Drama Musical film written by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala and James Ivory. The movie is directed by James Ivory and produced by Ismail Merchant under the banner of Merchant Ivory Productions. Lucia Lane, an English writer by way of the US, arrives in Bombay to watch the filming of one of her novels. She's nearing middle age, she's had several husbands, she's lonely and self-absorbed. Hari, a screenwriter, offers to show her around. She's interested only in the film's leading man, Vikram, younger than she, married, and building a career as a matinee idol. Lucia takes every opportunity to be near V, making scenes in front of his wife, demanding his attentions. Hari is long-suffering, carrying Lucia's messages to V, helping her out when the affair gets out of hand. Meanwhile, V's career suffers, with unpleasant repercussions. Who will bring things to a halt? Written by. Bombay talkie features Shashi Kapoor, Jennifer Kendal, Aparna Sen, Zia Mohyeddin, Utpal Dutt, Ezekiel Nadira and Ismail Merchant. The music was composed by Shankar-jaikishan. Cinematography was done by Subrata Mitra. The film has a running time of 112 minutes. It was released on 18th October 1979. The motion picture made a box office gross of ₹0 lakh.

Release Date 18 OCT 1979
Run Time 1 HOUR 52 MINUTES



Drama , Musical , Romance

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