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Bombay Talkies September 2 – October 1 | Palo Alto
written and directed by Sujit Saraf a musical in Hindi, with supertitles in English
A clapper-boy makes his way through the Hindi film industry between 1935 and 1975, from Devdas to Sholay, befriending stars – Saigal, Ashok Kumar, Raj Kapoor, Nargis, Madhubala, Dilip Kumar, Dev Anand, Rajesh Khanna and Amitabh Bachchan, and playback singers – Lata, Rafi, Mukesh and Kishore – while assisting in shoots and song sequences, serving as chauffeur, gateman, teaboy and confidante, and secretly shaping the industry that later came to be called Bollywood. Punctuated by well-known songs and lesser-known tidbits, Bombay Talkies is a sashay through the film industry in its golden years, capturing its glitz, glamour and insouciance, its soul-stirring music, its utter lack of insight, and its complete detachment from the world that sustains it. The play will be performed with live music and dance.


Cubberley Theater, 4120 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto
run-time: 2 hours and 20 minutes, plus a 10-minute intermission
Children under 7 will not be admitted.

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Program Guide

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Bombay Talkies Soundtrack

Evergreen classics used in our production

Frequently Asked Questions

Question 1: How do I choose my seats?
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Question 2: What are VVIP, VIP and GENERAL seating categories?
This is the seating chart for Cubberley Theater.
Cubberley Theater Palo Alto Seating Chart