Bombay Talkie (1970) - Rotten Tomatoes

Bombay Talkie (1970)





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Bombay Talkie was, together with Shakespeare Wallah, the property that brought worldwide recognition to the Merchant-Ivory filmmaking team. Jennifer Kendal plays a British writer, seeking out new adventures in India. The writer comes across actor Shashi Kapoor and his director Zia Mohyeddin and has romantic relations with both, thereby opening up a culture-clash can of worms. The script is by Merchant-Ivory perennial Ruth Prawer Jhabvala.


Jennifer Kendal
as Lucia Lane
as Anjana Devi
as Heroine in Gold
Usha Iyer
as Cabaret Singer
as Gopal Ma
Prayag Raj
as Director
Jalal Agha
as Young Man
Anwar Ali
as Young Man
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Critic Reviews for Bombay Talkie

All Critics (3) | Top Critics (1)

Although there is a fair amount of humour in it the fault, I believe, lies in Ivory's insistence on taking the postures of his characters as seriously as their problems.

June 8, 2020 | Full Review…

More conventional than the best of [Ivory's] earlier films but still dazzling to watch.

June 1, 2020 | Full Review…

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