Bombay Velvet

Director: Anurag Kashyap
Actors: Satyadeep Misra, Ranbir Kapoor, Karan Johar, Anushka Sharma

Rating: 2 / 5

From frame one movie gives a feel that it’s made Anurag Kashyap style, but Anurag is much more than that. Unfortunately the ‘much more’ part was not visible in this retro flick. Despite the time was not wasted in useless things, it was neither invested in sensible things. Started with a clichĂ© retro pattern that has been seen several times, it continued to make viewers ponder on what new is intended. First half puts a question that where the story is heading and what’s its motive. Sadly, the second half did not have answer to that. Few comic moments that emerged from serious situations were good. Song sequences were full of weird lyrics although they were momentary, again a typical Anurag pattern.

Equipped with all amazing actors, surprisingly the best to emerge was Satyadeep Misra who played Ranbir’s friend. He had enough screen time and he used it excellently to blend perfectly with his role and movie’s theme. Ranbir had variety of moments under his belt and he almost mastered all. Anushka was below average whereas Karan Johar did well considering his first acting effort.

Movie was directed well but definitely not up-to the mark. I’m a huge fan of Anurag Kashyap but this was certainly disappointing considering the expectations. Yet he was again successful in building good interesting characters and one awesome side character that always scores.

Music was loud and didn’t give a very good feel despite it had unique flavors.

Overall, a cliche retro flick built Anurag style where story had absolutely nothing.


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