Bombay Talkies (2013)
(Released: May 3, 2013)
Bomaby Talkies is a mix of 4 short stories:
A sexually repressed wife and her successful husband's subtle marital discordance is exposed in the open when a young homosexual boy, befriends the lady at work. The story which follows henceforth is heart breaking-ly spectacular.
The second story heavily based on Satyajit Ray's Patol Babu Filmstar is an emotional film where a man from a theatrical background, questions his caliber and aspirations. His motives are centered on becoming a hero for his little bedridden daughter whose only source of happiness is the stories of films her father narrates to her.
Zoya Akhtar's film is perhaps the most relevant one of the lot. Battling an authoritarian parent, a small child is learning to nurture his dream of becoming Sheila from a world that emphasizes on a man's need to be masculine.
The final story is a sweet little ode of a tale, where an ailing father send his son with Murabba from Allahabad to Mumbai , for Amitabh Bachchan. Dealing with India's fixation with star mania, the film is a convincing plot that works on a multitude of metaphorical instances.