Anurag Kashyap’s magnum opus Bombay Velvet, which had generated an unprecedented curiosity and enthusiasm among the audiences, during it’s making, has met an unprecedented future.
The movie, which was made on a whopping budget of about a 100 crore plus, has now been labelled as an epic disaster due to the dismal performance at the Box Office.
The film managed to collect about Rs 05.20 crore nett on it’s opening day Friday (May 15, 2015), on Saturday (May 16, 2015) it collected Rs 05.10 crore nett, on Sunday (May 17, 2015) it collected Rs 05.80 crore nett, on Monday (May 18, 2015) the collections fell to Rs 02.10 crore nett, Tuesday (May 19, 2015) saw a further fall and the film collected about Rs 01.45 crore nett, on Wednesday (May 20, 2015) the collections were Rs 01.32 crore nett and on Thursday (May 15, 2015) the film barely managed to collect Rs 01.30 crore nett; thus making it a total of about Rs 22.27 crore nett at the end of it’s first week.
The fate of the movie leaves, most particularly, Star Fox India bearing the brunt as they were the ones who had put in all the monies.
Also with Bombay Velvet, Ranbir Kapoor has had three flops in a row; the other two being Besharam and Roy. He now has Imtiaz Ali’s Tamasha and Anurag Basu’s Jagga Jasoos and we hope that both these films will prove to be a safe bet.
There have been huge losses before in films like Drona, Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Se and Guzaarish amongst others but nothing like this.
It will be easier to beat the Box Office records of PK and Dhoom 3 than to beat the record losses of Bombay Velvet going forward.
Today, May 22, 2015, it’s time to fall in love with Tanu Weds Manu Returns as the film is carrying a very strong pre-release buzz and if what one has heard about the film, well this one would be a block buster.