18th Annual Edition
November 6-16, 2014 

Opening Night Gala: Bombay Talkies

05 November 2013 19:00

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Isabel Bader Theatre 93 Charles Street West, University of Toronto - St. George Campus, Toronto, ON M5S 2C7, Canada

Opening Night Gala: Bombay Talkies
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Celebrating 100 years of Indian cinema, this Cannes Film Festival Gala film showcases the power of storytelling by four of Mumbai’s hottest independent filmmakers. Featuring Bollywood stars Rani Mukerji and Nawazuddin Siddiqui.

India 2013 | 128:00 | Hindi & English with English subtitles | Rated PG | Canadian Premiere| BUY TICKETS
  • Karan Johar, Dibakar Banerjee, Zoya Akhtar, Anurag Kashyap
  • CAST
  • Rani Mukerji, Randeep Hooda, Saqib Saleem, Vineet Kumar Singh (in attendance), Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Sadashiv Amrapurkar, Naman Jain

Bombay Talkies features four short films, each directed by an all-star lineup of Bollywood directors: Karan Johar, Dibakar Banerjee, Zoya Akhtar, Anurag Kashyap. They also feature some of Bollywood’s hottest stars, including Rani Mukerji and Nawazuddin Siddiqui, and cameos from Katrina Kaif and Amitabh Bachchan.

For those who hold Bollywood close to their hearts, Bombay Talkies will resonate with its references to the cinema’s culture of larger-than- life movie stars, catchy songs, and memorable dances, while offering exciting insight to those new to Bollywood. If you somehow missed the first hundred years of Bollywood, you might want to check out the next hundred.

- AC

Karan Johar is a director, writer, and producer of some of Bollywood’s highest-grossing films in India and abroad, including Kuch Kuch Hota Hai and My Name Is Khan.

Dibakar Banerjee is a director and screenwriter most known for films Khosla Ka Ghosla and Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye!

Zoya Akhtar made her debut as director with Luck By Chance in 2009 and later directed Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara.

Anurag Kashyap  is a director, producer, and screenwriter known for Black Friday, Dev D, and the two-part epic Gangs of Wasseypur.

National Bank is pleased to offer valet parking services at the Opening Night screening of Bombay Talkies. Valet parking services will be available at the venue on a first-come first served basis beginning at 6pm.

Opening Night Gala Party

Tue Nov 5, 10:00 pm–1:00 am Empire Lounge 50 Cumberland St $10 at the door or free with Opening Night ticket stub

Join us at Yorkville’s Empire Lounge to celebrate Bombay Talkies and the opening of Reel Asian’s 17th annual edition. Savour a selection of complementary hors d’oeuvres inspired by the street foods of South Asia, prepared by rising food star Chef Le Tigre. Enjoy drinks from Barefoot Wine as musical guests LAL perform selections from their new album in advance of their international tour.