Bombay Talkies

The First Reels

Bhavya Dore

Behind-the-scenes photographs of Bombay Talkies reveal the early days of Indian cinema

Bombay Talkies, Still Talking

The lost studios of Bollywood still carry the romance and innocence of filmmaking in another era. Open takes a whirlwind tour

‘I have no idea why they’re still letting me make films’

One of Bollywood’s most inventive directors, Dibakar Banerjee, on his aversion to being typecast and why he believes dissent is the best form of defence

Rendezvous with a Character

Purandar Vitthal, the character played by Nawazuddin Siddiqui in Bombay Talkies, is based on Ashok Karangutkar, a common man with an uncommon touch


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