|Directed by||James Ivory|
|Produced by||Ismail Merchant|
|Written by||Ruth Prawer Jhabvala
|Release dates||November 18, 1970|
|Running time||112 minutes|
- Disambiguation: For the Scottish Bhangra band, see Bombay Talkie (band)
Bombay Talkie (1970) is a film by Merchant Ivory Productions, with a screenplay by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala and James Ivory. Bombay Talkies was a film studio that made films in the early years of the Hindi film industry.
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.
In popular culture
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.
- Merchant Ivory overview
- Bombay Talkie at the Internet Movie Database
- Blogpost on the film's title sequence
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