Bombay Talkie (Merchant Ivory Collection)

Closed Capationed Starring: Zia Mohyeddi & Shashi Kapoor Director: James Ivory
Bombay Talkie (Merchant Ivory Collection)
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: Unrated
  • Closed captioning available
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 51 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1970
  • Label: Merchant Ivory
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Note: This is a new, Digital Transfer.
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen - 1.78
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Featurette:
      1. "Helen, Queen of the Nautch Girls" - Documentary Short About the Legendary Bollywood Dancer, Helen
      2. "Conversations With the Filmmakers"

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Plot Synopsis:

A successful English novelist comes to India in search of new sensations in BOMBAY TALKIE. She soon becomes involved with a poverty-stricken film writer and would-be poet, and a dashing, married film star. However, culture-clash and other complications ensue in this early film by James Ivory, starring Sashi Kapoor and Jennifer Kendal.

Plot Keywords:

Adventure | Suspense | Theatrical Release | Thriller

Production Notes:

  • Theatrical release: October 1970.
  • BOMBAY TALKIE was shot on location in Bombay and Elephanta.
  • The lovers in BOMBAY TALKIE, Shashi Kapoor and Jennifer Kendal, were married in real life.
  • Merchant-Ivory producer Ismail Merchant appears as a film producer in the opening production number in BOMBAY TALKIE.
  • James Ivory considers BOMBAY TALKIE one of his favorite films.

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  • Sales Rank: 30,207
  • UPC: 037429179123
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