The Bombay Talkies Limited

Himansu Rai and wife Devika Rani played an important part in the early development of Indian cinema. They began with silent movies in the 1920s before creating Bombay Talkies, producing some forty movies.

IMG_3264
The entrance to the display

The Dietze family owned their grandfather’s collection of memorabilia on display which included photos, films, letters and scripts.

IMG_3266

I was most interested in the films. Small segments of several of the movies were shown, and I wished I could have seen more as the filming and stories were of a high quality. What a treat (and it was free at the Melbourne Art Gallery)!

One thought on “The Bombay Talkies Limited”

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.