Bombay Talkie

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Bombay Talkie
BombayTalkie.jpg
Directed by James Ivory
Produced by Ismail Merchant
Written by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala
James Ivory
Starring Shashi Kapoor
Jennifer Kendal
Aparna Sen
Utpal Dutt
Music by Shankar-Jaikishan
Cinematography Subrata Mitra
Release dates November 18, 1970
Running time 112 minutes
Language English
For the Scottish Bhangra band of the same name, see Bombay Talkie (band). For the film studio, see Bombay Talkies.

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

Plot[edit]

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[edit]

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.

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