|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 part 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), who is a famous Bollywood actor. The plot is complicated by the fact that Vikram is married, and his friend, Hari, is also in love with Lucia.
In popular culture
- The song "Typewriter, Tip, Tip" (Music: Shankar-Jaikishan, Lyrics: Hasrat Jaipuri) as well as 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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