How to start something by not keeping that very thing in mind, in Bombay Talkies.
Okay. So, Anurag is Anurag. To make a cinema about cinema, more cinematic than you could imagine, he chooses to tell a fairy tale in this darkly pragmatic world. His segment is the best. Surprisingly, Zoya Akhtar’s segment disappointed me but Karan Johar’s took a shine on me. It’s not a surprise for me because it was good. It’s fascinating to see Karan dive in on character more than the emotions they emit or ooze in his films. Dibaker Banerjee’s segment also has supernatural elements in it, but he finds a safer, humbler note to end his symphony on. All in all, this journey serves a promising pattern, filmmakers, going head-to-head (for me, it’ll always be that) for one more round, one more act or just only one act.