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.
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.
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.