Songs of Bombay Talkie

Shashi Kapoor and Jennifer Kendal starrer romantic comedy drama movie titled Bombay Talkie was released in the year 1970. The movie was released under the banner of Merchant Ivory Productions. The movie is directed by James Ivory and produced by James Ivory and Ruth Prawer Jhabvala. The rest of the starcast of the film includes Aparna Sen, Utpal Dutt, Zia Mohyedin, Ruby Mayer, Prayag Raj, Anwar Ali, Mohan Nadkarni, Pinchoo Kapoor, Nadira, Jalal Agha and Helen in important roles. The music of the film is composed by Shankar Singh Raghuwanshi and Jaikishen Dayabhai Pankal, who are also famous with the name of music director duo, Shankar-Jaikishen. Mohammed Rafi, Kishore Kumar and Asha Bhonsle have rendered the songs of the movie. Shashi Kapoor is in the role of a famous bollywood actor in the film. The movie resulted in a huge box office failure. The content of the movie was not appreciated by the audience which lead to its failure at box office.

The songs of the movie are listed below:

1. Good time and bad
2. Typewriter tip tip
3. Tum mere pyaar
4. Hari om tatsat

Lucia Lane (Jennifer Kendal) is a renowned english writer, who actually belongs to United States. Lucie is a middle aged women who had several husbands in her life. But right now she is single and lonely. She gets fed up of her loneliness and decides to travel to some other country. She arrives in Bombay to watch the filming of one of her famous novel. She comes across the film’s lead male star, Vikram (Shashi Kapoor). Vikram is a young but married guy, who is working hard to make a career in bollywood film industry. Lucia gets attracted towards Vikram and eventually falls in love with him. She gets so obsessed by him that she decides to have him in her life at any cost.

Lucia starts being nearer to Vikram. She always seeks oppurtunity to be near Vikram. She is not even bothered about the fact taht Vikram is actually married. She even tries to make Vikram’s wife feel jealous by being closer to him. Lucia takes help of a scriptwriter named Hari (Zia Mohyeddin) for sending her private messages to Vikram. Things starts changing and Vikram sees the worst phase of his career. He is left by his beloved wife. There is no one on whom Vikram can trust now. Only then Lucia express her love to him. Vikram accepts her love and starts enjoying life with her. But he get shocked to learn the reality behind his failure in acting career.


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