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      Bombay Velvet

      Released May 15, 2015 2h 29m Action Crime Drama List
      42% Tomatometer 19 Reviews 41% Audience Score 250+ Ratings Johnny, a commoner, seeks wealth and fame to win Rosie, his love interest's heart. An entry into the world of crime gives his ambitions a headstart but he must face the formidable challenges therein. Read More Read Less

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      Anil Sinanan Time Out [Bombay Velvet] is lengthy, violent and emotionally shallow but brilliantly stylish bolly-noir. Rated: 3/5 Oct 24, 2017 Full Review Guy Lodge Variety It's the high-gloss realization of that world that affords many of the pic's most delicious pleasures. Apr 19, 2016 Full Review Clarence Tsui Hollywood Reporter Too melodramatic to be a j'accuse about the dodgy origins of modern-day Indian prosperity, too explicitly preachy to be a gangster-and-moll romance and too stylistically incoherent to be a piece of guilty-pleasure entertainment. Apr 19, 2016 Full Review Michael Dequina All the outsize dramatics that end up taking over the film feel less a product of conviction than commercial concession. Rated: 2.5/4 Nov 8, 2021 Full Review J Hurtado ScreenAnarchy Where Bombay Velvet comes up short for me, and this is a big one in my book, is that it feels clinical and rigid, where Kashyap's films are usually so well paced and fluid. Nov 3, 2017 Full Review Anupriya Kumar Reuters The factors that work in favour of Bombay Velvet outnumber those that do not. For one, Kashyap elicits fairly restrained performances from most of the cast. Apr 19, 2016 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Audience Member A great play of cinematography ..not for everyone Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/31/23 Full Review Audience Member I know Kashyap can make bad films, which are plainly unwatchable sometimes. But 'Bombay Velvet' is so disappointing and depressing, it is another level of bad. With Ranbir Kapoor and Anushka Sharma in classy prints and stunning faces you do expect a lot. But the level of stupidity the film showcases is just unexpected, and in an Anurag Kashyap film, unwanted. The film never maages to keep us hooked even through the credits, forget the matter of lifting off. Amit Trivedi's music is the only find in this boring film. A genuine disappointment. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 02/25/23 Full Review Audience Member Bombay Velvet starts off with such a clunky first 45 minutes that it will be a miracle if the audience would like to care after that. The incoherent pacing and cold acting will leave you wondering whether all the grandiose effort put in by Anurag and his team was even worth the effort? How the mighty have fallen. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 01/17/23 Full Review Audience Member I don't generally review Hindi movies on this but for this one, I had to make an exception. The plot moved very fast. It was again an attempt to put an epic into a movie. It worked with GOW because despite everything, there was still space to breathe. This was like three Godfathers in one movie. No space to absorb the characters. It went forward like here are the facts of the character in visual form. But I have to say, I loved the acting. If some time to shots were given, it would have really brought them out. Ranbir was outstanding. Loved his look, talk and style. Anushka also outdid herself. Kudos to Karan Johar for pulling off this role with ease. The director tried to bring some silent elements of facial cues into play which was refreshing. It wasn't all dialogue driven. Sometimes it was out of place but did gel with Rosie's character. By the way, beherupia is a crazy song. I mean it! A new favourite. There were too many jump cuts (going back to the giving space to the movie). I did not like the editing. I don't care if it was edited by Thelma. It was not good. The movie was stylised but still way too commercially driven for a Kashyap. The dialogues are what makes it all commercial. It is so straight forward and simple. Some irrelevant background music that in Kashyaps movies generally add so much, but this time distracted. But Hey, the two mirror shots of Anushka walking and then coming into screen made it all worth it ! I could see those shots again and again. I like the homage to scar face in the end. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 02/04/23 Full Review modi m Only the Bombay Police force would feel happy / content after watching the movie. For the rest, its not going to be a Rosie experience. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member caught the second half of this flick on the telly last night and glad I didn't watch the whole thing - the plot is rather exaggerated. Great performances by the main cast and watching Karan Johar making his debut as the sly villain was a surprise! He can be less effete if he chooses to be! Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/13/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis Johnny, a commoner, seeks wealth and fame to win Rosie, his love interest's heart. An entry into the world of crime gives his ambitions a headstart but he must face the formidable challenges therein.
      Anurag Kashyap
      Vikas Bahl, Vikramaditya Motwane, Sonal Sawant
      Gyan Prakash, Thani, Vasan Bala, Anurag Kashyap
      Production Co
      Phantom Films
      Action, Crime, Drama
      Original Language
      Release Date (Theaters)
      May 15, 2015, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Apr 4, 2017
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      2h 29m