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BOMBAY VELVET BO collections and REVIEWS (Page 147)

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Posted: 16 May 2015 at 6:40am | IP Logged
Originally posted by Sultan_Of_Swing

So many flawed reviews are commenting on the flaws of #BombayVelvet screenplay. Get 1/2 a page right b4 saying someone else got 120 wrong!




What does she mean by a flawed review? Its the reviewer's opinion at the end of the day..How can it be flawed? Or does she mean grammatical errors & typos? LOL

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Posted: 16 May 2015 at 6:42am | IP Logged
NY times has given the movie a decent rating.
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/16/movies/review-bombay-velvet-is-a-bollywood-ode-to-american-gangster-movies.html?_r=0

Review: Bombay Velvet' Is a Bollywood Ode to American Gangster Movies

By RACHEL SALTZMAY 15, 2015

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Ranbir Kapoor and Anushka Sharma star in this new film. CreditFox Star Studios 

In the period world of "Bombay Velvet," Ranbir Kapoor " with his pencil mustache, crop of flyaway hair and broad-shouldered jacket " looks more than a bit like his grandfather Raj Kapoor. And he has some of his raffish, leading-man charm.

Like the elder Kapoor in such films as "Awaara" and "Shree 420," Ranbir plays an underdog battling the system. He's Johnny Balraj, a petty gangster who doesn't mind taking a pounding or doling one out. Johnny runs a nightclub and longs for a piece of the real-estate pie that is Bombay in 1969, a city on the cusp of (over)development.

The director Anurag Kashyap's cinematic touchstones don't end with Raj Kapoor. He also has a thing for American gangster movies. There are echoes here of "The Godfather" and "Scarface" (Brian De Palma's). James Cagney shows up, too; Johnny watches "The Roaring Twenties," with Cagney dying on snowy steps as a blonde intones, "He used to be a big shot."

Which is to say that "Bombay Velvet" (great title) is more about movies than it is about gangsters. Mr. Kashyap's restless camera likes the look of rain on windshields and tommy guns, Art Deco nightclubs and girl singers with beehive 'dos.

If Mr. Kashyap's previous films, like "Ugly" and "That Girl in Yellow Boots," have had an indie, sometimes arty sensibility, here, and in the ambitious "Gangs of Wasseypur," he paints on a bigger canvas, or perhaps a bigger screen, wedding indie impulses and Bollywood storytelling. For much of its first half, "Bombay Velvet" hums with the kind of energy found in movies by the 1970s American directors Mr. Kashyap seems to admire. (Martin Scorsese is thanked in the head credits.)

Mr. Kashyap is perhaps too faithful to his Bollywood imperatives, though. In the grand tradition, his film is overlong (149 minutes) and overplotted. (It's hard to keep track of all the dirty deals and dirty dealers carving up Bombay.) And just when you expect it to explode some of the clichs it reinvigorates, it embraces them instead.

Still, as one fast operator tells our hero, "The map of Bombay is being redrawn, Johnny." Even with its faults, Mr. Kashyap's film is more evidence that the map of Bollywood is, too.

Bombay Velvet

Opened on Friday

Directed by Anurag Kashyap; written by Gyan Prakash, Thani, Vasan Bala and Mr. Kashyap; director of photography, Rajeev Ravi; edited by Thelma Schoonmaker and Prerna Saigal; music by Amit Trivedi; production design by Sonal Sawant; costumes by Niharika Bhasin Khan; produced by Vikas Bahl and Vikramaditya Motwane; released by FIP. In Hindi, with English subtitles. Running time: 2 hours 29 minutes. This film is not rated.

WITH: Ranbir Kapoor (Johnny Balraj), Anushka Sharma (Rosie) and Karan Johar (Kaizad Khambatta).




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Posted: 16 May 2015 at 7:00am | IP Logged
OMG! Y'day I laughed it off, 'coz I thought movie was just bad. But the bo numbers are so low that it's sad. Poor Anurag and phantom. 100 crore dekhte hi dekhte doob gaye.
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Posted: 16 May 2015 at 7:27am | IP Logged
Originally posted by -mistyeyed-

Can't understand the hatred for Ranbir nor the sympathy for him. If anyone stands to lose from BV, its Anurag Kashyap. The industry has already started blaming him for making a bad film and spoiling RK's resume!LOLRanbir is privileged, a few flops will not make any difference to him. Its his good luck, one can get envious of it, but can't do anything about it.


He is the Kapoor scion.

He will never get affected. LOL

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