WriterRuth Prawer Jhabvala, James Ivory Release dateNovember 18, 1970 Music directorJaikishan Dayabhai Panchal, Shankarsingh Raghuwanshi SongsTitle and Theme CastShashi Kapoor (Vikram), Jennifer Kendal (Lucia Lane), Zia Mohyeddin (Hari), Aparna Sen (Mala) Similar moviesIn the Mood for Love, Sexual Chronicles of a French Family, Little Children, Blood Simple, Fatal Attraction, Heat
Bombay talkie 1970 trailer
Bombay Talkie is a 1970 film by Merchant Ivory Productions, with a screenplay by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala and James Ivory.
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 (Zia Mohyeddin), is in love with Lucia.
The film's song "Typewriter, Tip, Tip" (Music: Shankar-Jaikishan, Lyrics: Hasrat Jaipuri) and the opening credits theme were used in the Wes Anderson film The Darjeeling Limited and on Geoff Lloyd's Hometime Show.
Amitabh Bachchan played a minuscule role in the movie. The actor confessed in an interview that Shashi Kapoor chided him for doing the role as he foresaw greater potential in Bachchan.