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'Bombay Talkies' Tweet Review: First day, first show

Shomini Sen | http://shominisen

Updated: May 3, 2013, 9:57 AM IST
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'Bombay Talkies' Tweet Review: First day, first show
'Bombay Talkies' combines the talent of four directors who have in their own way changed the way we perceive cinema.

New Delhi: It is an important day for cine goers in India. The medium which we all have revered turns 100 and country's four prominent filmmaker come together to pay an unique tribute to cinema.

'Bombay Talkies' combines the talent of four directors who have in their own way changed the way we perceive Hindi films in present times. Each director brings in his or her own flavour and it will be interesting to see how each one of them give their tribute.

The film, comprising of four short films, has all the ingredients of a blockbuster. It has Amitabh Bachchan, it has Katrina Kaif, it has Karan Johar's commercial element, it has Dibakar Banerjee and Anurag Kashyap's craft, it has the sensibilities of a woman director (Zoya Akhtar) and it even has Satyajit Ray! But will all these factors work in favour of the film? Will it be a fitting tribute to the glorious 100 years of cinema?

Shomini Sen of IBNLive.com was inside the theatre to find out if 'Bombay Talkies' is worth all the hype.

10:00 AM: First up the tweet review of #BombayTalkies. Four directors coming together for this anthalogy film. Expectation are high!

10:01 AM: Bevy of stars coming together for #BombayTalkies. Some playing pivotal roles, some cameos.

10:03 AM: And it begins. #BombayTalkies

10:06 AM: What an entry! Saqib Saleem bursts into the frame in the first scene. #BombayTalkies .

10:09 AM: "Gay ho, terrorist nahi" #BombayTalkies breaks a few conventions of Hindi films.

10:16 AM: New actor Saquib Salim is a natural! #BombayTalkies

10:26 AM: Full marks to Karan Johar for his amazing story. Respect. #BombayTalkies

10:32 AM: Very understated performance by Randeep Hooda. #BombayTalkies

10:43 AM: The talented Nawazuddin Siddiqui never fails to impress! #BombayTalkies

10:46 AM: It takes special talent for a good actor to play a bad actor on screen. #BombayTalkies #NawazuddinSiddiqui

10:50 AM: Good to see Sadashiv Amrapurkar in a film after ages. #BombayTalkies

10:58 AM: Such a touching tale Dibakar Banerjee narrates. Bound to bring a smile on one's face. #BombayTalkies

11:05 AM: At interval #BombayTalkies is a brave honest effort. Two directors- Banerjee and Johar's stories are different yet very touching.

11:11 AM: This little boy Naman Jain is powerhouse of talent. #BombayTalkies #ZoyaAkhtar

11:17 AM: Society makes too many rules for us all. A girl should behave in a certain manner, a boy should be tough. #BombayTalkies

11:24 AM: And the Katrina Kaif Barbie also makes its debut in films. #BombayTalkies

11:29 AM: Naman Jain dances exactly like Katrina Kaif. Even better! :D #BombayTalkies

11:39 AM: The simplicity of a small town guy. Screenplay of Anurag Kashyap's story is superb. #BombayTalkies

11:47 AM: Thousands of people come to just get a glimpse of Amitabh Bachchan. Such is the charm of this man. #BombayTalkies #Anurag Kashyap

11:53 AM: And Amitabh Bachchan makes an entry at last. Befitting finale. #BombayTalkies

11:55 AM: "Allahabad ka paanwala bhi intellectual hota hai" #BombayTalkies #AnuragKashyap

12:01 PM: In its 100th year, #BombayTalkies has just raised the bar for good cinema.

12:04 PM: Lovely montage of all, and I mean ALL Bollywood stars at the end. Not to be missed! #BombayTalkies

12:09 PM: #BombayTalkies is content driven. Don't go by the technical aspects, the stories are the high points of the film.

12:10 PM: It's rare that all short stories in one film impress you so much. #BombayTalkies

12:12 PM: While Banerjee, Kashyap and Zoya Akhtar are known for their unique style, its Karan Johar who comes as a surprise. #BombayTalkies

12:13 PM: Brave, honest and genuine effort made by all four directors. Kudos! #BombayTalkies

12:14 PM: A special mention for actors Saquib Salim and child star Naman Jain. Superstars of tomorrow, for sure. #BombayTalkies

12:15 PM: Thanks for being with us throughout the tweet review of #BombayTalkies

First Published: May 3, 2013, 9:57 AM IST
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