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Movie Review: Bombay Velvet might go ‘Difficult’ with regular cine-goers

Cast: Ranbir Kapoor, Anushka Sharma, Karan Johar, Kay Kay Menon

Directed by: Anurag Kashyap

Ratings:  *  *  1/2

After watching Bombay Velvet, I really enjoyed the film. But at that same time, A same thought was striking on my mind, Is this the film a regular Cine-Goer will enjoy? Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai was not only appreciated by Classes but also the Masses! Why? Despite of going thru an old era, The film had all the respective ‘Masala’ we all needed!

Bombay Velvet is about a Street fighter Johnny Balraj (Ranbir Kapoor) who dreams of becoming a big shot one day. And to achieve this ambition Kaizaad Khambatta (Karan Johar) helps him. Rosie (Anushka Sharma) is a jazz singer who is wooed by Johnny. Soon Johnny realises that he is just a trump card for Khambatta, and other big entrepreneurs are using him for their big projects in the city..

The time arrives when Johnny Balraj decides to take the system in his own hands by his own ways!

If you are a Hollywood film buff, Yes! The film surely strikes resemblances to films such as Sin City, Good Fellas etc.

Speaking of performances, Ranbir Kapoor accelerates the character of Johnny Balraj with his extraordinary act that would be enjoyed by the audience for sure. Anushka Sharma is lovely. Karan Johar as Khambatta is awesome! Karan Johar makes an extraordinary acting debut. More than his dialogues, it’s his expression that leaves a unique mark. Other actors too performed very well.

Anurag Kashyap undoubtedly is one of the finest directors Bollywood has and the manner in which he shifts gears swiftly; no doubt he is conquering Indian cinema. The Set-Up, Costumes, Background era and everything perfectly fits the bill here.

The ‘Thing’ which makes the lightings and the other settings more erotic is the chemistry between Ranbir Kapoor and Anushka Sharma.

But it’s really sad that the entire aura of classified sets and brilliant performances are brought down by its weak narration, while the screenplay and dialogues are very much cliche. You start wondering Bombay Velvet is by same Film maker who gave Gangs Of Wasseypur? There are many loose threads, which remain untied till the climax.

Depsite these flaws, Bombay Velvet can be watched for Ranbir-Anushka’s sizzling chemistry amidst drastically transforming Bombay into Mumbai. Also watch the film for Karan Johar’s amazing performance.

But surely, The film might go ”Difficult’ with regular cine-goers!

By: Filmy Doctor

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