The film is supposed to be borrow from Gyan Prakash’s book, Mumbai Fables, which is a look at the city’s recent history.
Sadly, Bombay Velvet is no where close to the book. In fact, it’s a half baked love story that’s laced with some underworld garbage.
The film, as we all know, is all about Johnny Balraj (Ranbir Kapoor), a boxer, who does not look like one, and Rosie Noronha (Anuskha Sharma), a jazz singer.
Both are in love with each other but, are either busy making out or hitting each other back and blue. How bizarre and insipid can that be.
Anyways, moving on, we have Kaizad Khambata (Karan Johar), a flamboyant, Parsi media mogul with a high end attitude and a pout to die for.
I still cannot fathom the fact that why and how Ranbir Kapoor and Anushka Sharma actually did this film
However, the reason Anurag Kashyap made Karan Johar do, is very clear. Well, years ago Karan Johar used to make fun for Anurag’s style of film making, so now for years to come people will make fun of Karan’s acting as he looks like a caricature who is trying to be this cool dude don. Oops!!
The only two people who stand out as actors in the film are Manish Choudhary essaying the role of Jimmy Mistry an Satyadeep Mishra as Johnny Balraj’s pal, Chimman.
Even though they have a small role, one needs to applaud both Choudhary and Mishra for what they have managed to achieve.
Both these boys have done full justice to their parts and have the ability to own the screen with just their stare.
Kay Kay Menon as Inspector Kulkarni, Siddhartha Basu as Romi Patel, Remo Fernandes as a Portuguese man, Vivaan Shah as Tony, Noronha’s chauffeur and Raveena Tandon in a cameo are a total waste.
In all of this walks in the casting director Mukesh Chhabra, making a fool out of himself. Disgusting!!!
Amit Trivedi’s music is ghastly and lets not even talk about the horrendous background score.
It’s sad that the entire aura of classified sets and some heavy duty production values are brought down by it’s weak narration. As far as the screenplay and dialogues are concern, well they are too cliche and juvenile.
Anurag Kashyap has actually tried to make a glossy and upmarket Gangs Of Wasseypur with no soul as this one is stuffed with monies.
Instead of wasting so much monies on a product like Bombay Velvet, the makers should have done some charity, at least they would have got loads of blessings.
All in all, watch this one and then decide which film is a bigger disaster – Bombay Velvet or Besharam.
It’s all about the love Kapoor’s have for the Kashyap’s.
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