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Posted: 15 May 2015 at 6:49pm | IP Logged
Hit, flop, disaster, career ending film, laughing stock...whatever the outcome of the film is and the impact it has on his career, I'm glad that he took this risk.  He said he felt like he was playing a version of himself in WUS and YJHD and that becomes boring for any actor.

I've seen Shahrukh fans get so excited each time there is talk of him  working with directors like Anurag or Vishal B only to have nothing come of it. I've read the disappointment in those fan comments while he keeps working with the Farah Khans and the Rohit Shettys. You know those Srk fans don't care about the box office, they just want him to do interesting work because they know the unexplored potential that's there in him as a brilliant actor. The same applies to Kareena and her fans' frustrations. 

You will never know what you can or cannot do if you don't take risks and don't challenge yourself to get out of your comfort zone. I wish Katrina had the same guts to take on risks but she's here to earn money therefore sticks to mostly commercial ventures. RK  is making his money as well but he  is just as concerned about being a great artist. 

As for outside factors such as the defamation of his character for breaking up with someone, or the fallout from Bhai fans for "stealing" Katrina, or his loudmouth parents, or his behavior towards the media, I think that is just noise that will fall to the wayside as long as he does good work and does it with sincerity.

I think the one thing that  has  hurt him is that while he has tried to shut out the media from his personal life and keep a distance from them, he has also inadvertently shut out and alienated some of his fans.  Not all but some very vocal fans. That part should be corrected from his side. Not to the point that he starts making personal life decisions based on what his fans say (cause some people are cuckoo and fans shouldn't have that right) but there should be happy medium that's established between keeping the fans happy, satisfying your creative side and keeping the media out of his business. Easy to say, hard to achieve as we see him falter at this repeatedly. 

Perhaps a better sense self awareness  could help that , both in his and kat's case. 



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Posted: 15 May 2015 at 7:25pm | IP Logged
Loved BV 
building tender scene was hilarious ROFL kjo was funny ROFL ROFL
loved kitchen gunfire in the end too
I liked how they shot climax scene.. Big shot Clap

P.S. - Theatre mein aur Koi ni tha .. People wr watching Piku 

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Posted: 15 May 2015 at 7:54pm | IP Logged
The ApunKaChoice movie review of 'Bombay Velvet'. There is nothing velvety about Anurag Kashyap's latest film. Characters move through the haze of cigarette smoke, blood is ritually splattered, gunfire breaks out at the drop of a hat, and dead bodies pile up by the numbers you don't care to count after a while.

'Bombay Velvet' is a film that hits you in the gut and tugs at your heartstrings at the same time. It is a film that eschews the beaten track and aims to give its viewers not just entertainment, but a cinematic experience. It comes pretty close to achieving that. Only it its ambitious sweep, the movie gets too knotty, overlong and overwrought. Another might-have-been-a-cinematic-masterpiece.

The crowning glory of Bombay Velvet' is the character of Johnny Balraj, played incredibly well by Ranbir Kapoor. This man Johnny is a self-propelled torpedo, a loose cannon, a reckless hotheaded wannabe who won't be guided, controlled or coerced by anyone in his bloody rise to be a bigshot of the prohibitionist Bombay of 1960s. He's a fighter who's got the gall and stomach to take a lot of beating, but he's not a quitter.

Trailer: Ranbir Kapoor, Anushka Sharma's violent love story in Bombay Velvet'

Bombay Velvet' is essentially the love story of Johnny and Noronha (Anushka Sharma). She's a beautiful singer who's suffered abuse at the hands of men. The story plays out in the Bombay Velvet club in a sprawling city that is a fertile turf for the avaricious capitalists or principled communists to exploit. If the profiteering Khambatta (Karan Johar) uses Johnny as his pawn to blackmail or curry favours with the powers-that-be (Siddharth Basu plays the venal city Mayor), his friend-turned-foe Jimmy Mistry (Manish Chaudhary) uses his newspaper to stoke the flames of communism and stem Khambatta's growth in the corridors of power.

Johnny and Noronha's love story is inextricably entangled in this mess. He is the manager of the Bombay Velvet club where she is a singer. She's there to spy on him. He trusts her to death. What happens when Johnny's trust is broken and his meteoric rise to be a big shot halted? Hell breaks loose.

Bombay Velvet' is director Anurag Kashyap's ode to Raoul Walsh's 1939 Hollywood movie The Roaring Twenties'. The film has beautiful art and production design. Kashyap shows an incredible eye for the detail. The city of Bombay has been recreated in a sepia tone by cinematographer Rajeev Ravi and everything in the city, from cars and trams and the brand of refrigerators or matchboxes to the newspaper headlines and signboards conform to that period.

Watch: Ranbir Kapoor, Anushka Sharma in Bombay Velvet' song Fifi'

Another remarkable thing about the film is the way the songs are seamlessly stitched in the story. One song after another segues in and out smoothly. Kudos to Amit Trivedi for a superb jazzy score.

Bombay Velvet' is powered with terrific performances by its actors. Ranbir Kapoor steals the show with his feral act as a reckless Johnny with his apun tapun' lingo and trigger-happy finger. He is truly the toast of this film, followed by Anushka Sharma who comes up with a subtle act as a vulnerable Rosie who can slap back her tormentors when pushed against the wall. Karan Johar makes a creditable acting debut and has a sly smirk that works well for his character. Kay Kay Menon (as an investigating officer), Manish Chaudhary, Siddharth Basu and Vivaan Shah (as a driver) make the cut on the sidelines.

Director Anurag Kashyap nearly pulls off a mammoth feat in Bombay Velvet'. The film is beautiful but turns into a mess in the second half. There's an absolutely ridiculous twist when Ranbir's Johnny tries to get Rosie off the hook. Nearing its fag end, the film doesn't know what it wants to be anymore: a love story or a revenge saga. Sadly, it ends up being neither.

Watch Bombay Velvet' for Ranbir Kapoor's wild and volatile act. It's his best to date.

Definitely worth a watch

Rating: ***1/2

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Posted: 15 May 2015 at 7:59pm | IP Logged
Anurag Kashyap directed Bombay Velvet' which has had many hopes attached to it for very many months has proved to be a disaster at the box office on the opening day.
The film, which stars Ranbir Kapoor, Anushka Sharma and sees the debut of Karan Johar, seems to have failed to impress. Box Office India have said that the occupancy levels have struggled at around 15-20%. The film was expected to be one of the biggies of the year with much invested in the making. However, it seems it may not survive even good word of mouth to the level that it can recover. Kapoor was said to be the actor which would bring the audiences in but it seems his recent film Roy' which also did badly may be the reason why audiences just haven't really turned up for Bombay Velvet'.
Last week's release Piku' is doing well and has made around 40 crore nett in its first week.
- See more at: http://www.media247.co.uk/showbiz/box-office-bombay-velvet-has-disastrous-opening#sthash.kZ97cTxI.dpuf
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Posted: 15 May 2015 at 8:11pm | IP Logged
Has anyone been as shocked by opening numbers of a film?

Going by the star cast,trailers,music  and the buzz around a film... most can make an estimation.Right?

The biggest delusional hater would have not imagined this...

Do you remember the pics of starving Srk Ra one dolls before release..I haven't seen such negativity to date..Flop flop chanted everyone..media too was eager to see it fail.

Still the film made a single day 25 crore earning 4 years back.




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Posted: 15 May 2015 at 8:13pm | IP Logged
Originally posted by atominis

I just dropped in to know how is Karan Johar as an actor.

But not much about him here.

The guy who keeps judging others and has directed so many huge actors himself, I wanted to know how he himself has performed as an actor.

Any words on him and his character?

i was really really worried about him. but he was fine. there was a scene where he does evil laugh...he owned it there.

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Posted: 15 May 2015 at 8:28pm | IP Logged
Originally posted by you2

Has anyone been as shocked by opening numbers of a film?

Going by the star cast,trailers,music  and the buzz around a film... most can make an estimation.Right?

The biggest delusional hater would have not imagined this...

Do you remember the pics of starving Srk Ra one dolls before release..I haven't seen such negativity to date..Flop flop chanted everyone..media too was eager to see it fail.

Still the film made a single day 25 crore earning 4 years back.





if it has a 150 cr budget, it doesn't have a khan, its coming from an art director, do you seriously think its going to work? the movie tries to be a commercial, but its not. even the khans couldn't have saved this movie from bombing. yes, maybe shown their power on opening day, but that's it. i wonder why amir khan refused this movie.

kudos to ranbir for doing this one. at least it shows in the movie that boy has immense talent. 

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Posted: 15 May 2015 at 8:33pm | IP Logged
Originally posted by Sunshine_1130

Loved BV 
building tender scene was hilarious ROFL kjo was funny ROFL ROFL
loved kitchen gunfire in the end too
I liked how they shot climax scene.. Big shot Clap

P.S. - Theatre mein aur Koi ni tha .. People wr watching Piku 

climax was epic!!
ranbir just killed it!!!!

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