Produced by: Filmy Keeda Productions, Purple Bull Entertainment
Directed by: Tigmanshu Dhulia
Starring: Ali Fazal, Shraddha Srinath, Ashutosh Rana, Sanjay Mishra, Reecha Sinha, Sikander Kher
Our Opening Day Prediction
Milan Talkies is about high ambitions, passion, love and politics, the film marks the Bollywood debut of Shraddha Srinath who stars opposite Ali Fazal in the movie. It has all the elements of a small-town story – an average guy who is crazy about films, and the girl of his dreams who has local goons for relatives. Here are some factors that we believe will work in its favor.
A boy who works at a projection room that is the hub of communication to the outside world in a small city like Allahabad and yet he is not able to communicate with his girlfriend. It is a story revolving around them in the period when the single screens were making the big shift to the multiplex. It’s a story of love, of chasing dreams – blended with drama and emotions. So, the genre has high chances of finding relatibility with the audience.
While it’s an era of remix and recreations it is nice to hear a composition that moves away from the beaten path. ‘Bakaiti’ from ‘Milan Talkies’ captures the feel of the 1990s with its high-tempo, and is a stylized song. Sukhwinder Singh’s high-energy vocals take the song to the next level. In all, this might just be worth a listen for its nostalgic feel and the energy.