Bombay Talkies received positive reviews upon release. Taran Adarsh of Bollywood Hungama gave the film 4/5 stars, and noted that the film is one of those infrequent movies wherein you get to eyeball the superior efforts of four top notch film-makers in less than two hours.This reality alone makes the film a compelling watch, while the superior performances and absorbing themes that the movie prides itself in only serve as an icing on the cake. This celebration of cinema is a must watch! He said Rani Mukerji is an actor par excellence Anupama Chopra of Hindustan Times also gave the film 4/5 stars, saying Bombay Talkies is a unique experiment that works very well. The collaboration between four leading directors suggests a confidence that was rare in the industry even a decade ago.
I believe that things can only get better from here on. Tushar Joshi gave the film 3.5/5 stars, adding that Bombay Talkies is a format that needs to be praised for its concept. The sequencing of the stories works and the pace is swift, never showing signs of lethargy. If this was a tribute to 100 years of cinema, then we need to have an array of directors from different genres pay such homages more often.
Similarly, Sukanya Verma gave the 3.5/5 stars, concluding that Bombay Talkies is an absorbing ode to the language of cinema that is part of our collective system. As for performances, she noted that it's Rani Mukerji's flawless artistry as an imprisoned soul wearing a mark of normalcy which elevates the emotional core of Johar's story. The duo of Banerjee-Nawazuddin creates magic on the screen in 30 mins, adapting Satyajit Rays short story- Patol Babu, Film Star.
tanmay pant, Rani Mukerji, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Randeep Hooda, Saqib Saleem, Sadashiv Amrapurkar, Katrina Kaif
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