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Bombay Velvet (2015)

Not Rated | | Action, Crime, Drama | 15 May 2015 (USA)
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An ordinary man goes against all odds and forges his destiny to become a 'Big Shot'.

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Anurag Kashyap
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ranbir Kapoor ... Johnny Balraj
Anushka Sharma ... Rosie Noronha
Karan Johar ... Kaizad Khambatta
Satyadeep Misra ... Chimman Chopra
Manish Chaudhary ... Jimmy Mistry (as Manish Chaudhari)
Kay Kay Menon ... Vishwas Kulkarni
Siddartha Basu Siddartha Basu ... Romi Mehta
Vivaan Shah ... Tony
Vicky Kaushal ... Basil
Atul Srivastava ... Rao Saheb Desai (as Atul Shrivastava)
Akash Dabas Akash Dabas ... Photographer
Jagdish Rajpurohit ... Commissioner
Varun Grover ... Emcee
Sandesh Jadhav Sandesh Jadhav ... Deshpande
Vasundhara Kaul ... Balraj's Mother
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Storyline

Set against the backdrop of ambition, love, greed, and jazz - Bombay Velvet is the story of one ordinary man who goes against all odds and forges his destiny to become a 'Big Shot'. Jazz clubs, a passionate love story, a growing metropolis and a phenomenal hunger for a good life. Welcome to the City of Dreams. Welcome to Bombay Velvet. Written by PRC

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Official Sites:

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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

15 May 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Бомбейский бархат See more »

Filming Locations:

Sri Lanka See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

INR800,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$390,774, 17 May 2015

Gross USA:

$450,692

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$758,478
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D-Cinema 48kHz 5.1 | Dolby Atmos (96kHz Original)

Color:

Color
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Trivia

The film bombed badly at the box office and did not recover even half of its money. See more »

Goofs

You see a sign-board for Falkland Road in the first few minutes with the PIN code on it. Well, PIN codes did not appear in India until 1972, but the scene is of 1949. See more »

Quotes

Johnny Balraj: When a movie becomes housefull, then the only one who knows the manager gets a ticket...
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Alternate Versions

There was an earlier director's cut, in length of 188 minutes, which was earlier to be the theatrical version of the film...but because of producer's concern it was cut down to 149 minutes. See more »

Connections

Features Naag Champa (1958) See more »

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Shut Up
Performed by Shefali Alvaris (Shefali Alvares)
Lyrics by Amitabh Bhattacharya
Music by Amit Trivedi
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Expected more out of Anurag Kashyap
21 May 2015 | by PrashunChakrabortySee all my reviews

While a lot of reviews have talked about Bombay Velvet being a disappointment (it is considering Anurag Kashyap's stellar filmography), I want to discuss what it could have done to have fared better. The biggest problem - Romance, easily the weakest aspect of the film, the story of Bombay Velvet is overambitious and tries to do a lot of things and romance spoils the entire dish. There is good in Bombay Velvet, the story of a small time crook trying to rise up the ranks to become a "bigshot" is endearing but what's irritating is that while Johnny Balraj wants to be a bigshot he is illogical, falls in love with wrong woman and doesn't realize that it's bigshot or the girl. Romance plot between the wrong woman and the young crook rising up the ranks is so clichéd and badly done it leaves a bad taste in your mouth, you can't help but think that AK could have done better because HE HAS DONE BETTER. AK has done better gangster films than this (Gangs Of Wasseypur) and even better romance films (Dev D) how can such a master of both the genres fall so flat on his face while integrating romance into the gangster genre? Crime aspect often gets clumsy too but the romance is dead weight and should have been a side story not the entire film. I liked the corporate-crime aspect of the film it was interesting, I would like to mention that Johnny Balraj's awe while watching with the classic Roaring Twenties was easily the best scene of the film, the sets are gorgeous, JB's frustration at being nothing more than a hired goon is also well done, Karan Johar's gay villain would have been better if there was no Anushka Sharma and he was more blatant towards his attraction towards Blaraj that would have made him the romantic tension and the villain which would have led to a far better film. The actors are all decent, all do well but are let down by a messy almost borderline 1980's cheesy plot which was not too bad till the interval and then it takes a big nosedive in quality. This could have been a bigshot so much failed potential because there are scenes which are well done and show the brilliance of AK but the ludicrous and predictable plot let it down, while better than most Hindi movies it's not bad but it's still a disappointment. I think AK is more suited to non commercial cinema with smaller names I think there was pressure on him to turn BV into a romantic film first and a gangster film second which ultimately led to it's demise. Second Hindi period film after Detective Byomkesh Bakshy which was a letdown as far as I am concerned. P.S.- I was very angry with how they wasted Kay Kay Menon, easily the best actor in the entire cast and one of the best actors in the country and he gets such a small role.


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