Bombay Talkie

Bombay Talkie, India, 18 November 1970

Lucia Lane (Jennifer Kendal) is a British author who is researching the Bollywood film industry. She falls in love and has an affair with Vikram (Shashi Kapoor), a famous Bollywood actor. The plot is complicated by the fact that Vikram is married, and his friend, Hari, is in love with Lucia.

The film's song "Typewriter, Tip, Tip" (Music: Shankar-Jaikishan, Lyrics: Hasrat Jaipuri) and the opening credits theme (composed by Satyajit Ray) were used in the Wes Anderson film The Darjeeling Limited and on Geoff Lloyd's Hometime Show.

  • Genre: Romantic
  • Runtime: 112 Minutes
  • Director: James Ivory

Story

Bombay Talkie is a 1970 film by Merchant Ivory Productions, with a screenplay by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala and James Ivory.