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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


15 Crores

Estimated Budget


0.60 Crores

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.


The trailer gives a peak into a predictable love story, but the authenticity of the setting is what piques our interest. The two and a half minute long video starts with Fazal mimicking Dilip Kumar from Mughal-E-Azam and moves on to introduce the audience to the settings and the love story. He is later seen copying Amitabh Bachchan’s epic scene from ‘Coolie’ as he beats up a few men. The trailer also showcases glimpses of caste divide and local politics, as expected from a Tigmanshu Dhulia film. Dhulia has earlier made ‘Bullet Raja’, ‘Haasil’ and ‘Paan Singh Tomar’.


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.


‘Milan Talkies’ is directed by Tigmanshu Dhulia who has got accolades for movies like ‘Paan Singh Tomar’ and ‘Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster’. The audience expects a certain level of cinema from him, and he’s one of the biggest USP’s of the film. On the other hand, the cast is fresh. Ali Fazal has well been appreciated in the past and he seems to fit his character. There’s Ashutosh Rana who effortlessly blends into his roles. South actress Shraddha Shrinath makes her Hindi film debut with this one.


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. BuzzBollywood Trade Magazine



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