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Indian film director Dibakar Banerjee has created a film to mark 100 years of Bollywood cinema.
The film, Bombay Talkies, will be screened at the Cannes Film Festival this month and features short films by well-known directors Anurag Kashyap, Zoya Akhtar and Karan Johar.
Speaking about the project, 43-year-old Banerjee said:
"I took a short story written by Satyajit Ray, a very interesting story and I adapted it. It is similar and yet different. I have taken the core of the story and have changed the setting from 1960s Calcutta to 2013 Bombay and given it new elements and dimensions."
He added: "This film is about the presence of Indian cinema in our lives. At another level, it is an universal story. You take that as a means to say something that is bigger and more meaningful."
Feature filmmaker Dibakar Banerjee has marked 100 years of Bollywood with his first short film.
The story focuses on a middle-aged man getting his moment of fame playing a bit role in a movie.
Speaking about Bollywood cinema, the director said:
Indian film director Dibakar Banerjee has marked 100 years of Indian cinema with a short film.
The film, Bombay Talkies, is inspired by a story written by Oscar-winning filmmaker Satyajit Ray.
The story Patol Babu, Film Star, is about a middle-aged man getting his moment of fame playing a bit role in a movie.
Today marks 100 years since Dhundiraj Govind Phalke's black and white silent film Raja Harishchandra (King Harishchandra) was released on May 3, 1913, in Mumbai.
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