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BOMBAY VELVET BO collections and REVIEWS (Page 17)

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Ranbir Kapoor is a rare star who dares 2 go 4 the unconventional n makes it mainstream.He looks completely diff in #BombayVelvet 4m ever b4!


The best compliment that 1 can give Ranbir is that he's Johny Balraj throughout d movie n nothing else.He gives it his all!! #BombayVelvet


The Action,the romance,the selfish ambition smeared with naivety,the hurt,the betrayal...Ranbir masters it all brilliantly #BombayVelvet


Anushka is astounding in #DhadaamDhadaam the pain pours effortlessly.This is 1 song picturisation that'll b remembered 4ever #BombayVelvet


Rosie is vulnerable,intensely ambitious,practical yet hungry 4 true love,naughty,passionate n lonely.Anushka excels! #BombayVelvet


Since I've read #MumbaiFables I found the entire land reclamation angle n d politics around it v engaging.Stimulating! #BombayVelvet


.@TandonRaveena makes a superb presence in the introductory song in #BombayVelvet she's also seen in one more important song.Looks amazing!

Karan Johar will surprise one n all with his intense villainy.He makes for a cool bad man that you'd love to hate! #BombayVelvet


The masterly detailing,the set design,the costumes,VFX...hats off!! Vintage cars r wow! What a labour of love and hard work. #BombayVelvet




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Subhash K's review Thumbs Up I somehow think KJo might be a really pleasant surprise. He looked darn good in the promos and trailers. happy for Anushka and Ranbir, they seem to be getting applauded tooEmbarrassed

And dhadaam dhadaam I am sure will be a cracker of a song.. And i expect the picturization to be no less .. So looking forward to this movie nowSmile


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Bombay Velvet review: Ranbir, Anushka's sizzling chemisty and nostalgic romance can't save boring second half


Few films have the ability to get your attention right from the opening shot. In Bombay Velvet, Anurag Kashyap " jumping from a mid-budget-indie scale to no-holds-barred mainstream mode " does this exceptionally well. As the opening credits roll, a nostalgic surprise from the 90s greets you against the backdrop of Amit Trivedi's jazz score, and the world of Bombay Velvet becomes yours before you can blink. The atmosphere is intoxicating; the sets, costumes and scope are far beyond anything done so far in Bollywood.

The film is supposed to borrow from Gyan Prakash's book, Mumbai Fables, which is a look at the city's recent history. But Bombay Velvet is no historical sermon. It's a love story, pure and simple. Ranbir Kapoor is Johnny Balraj, a boxer turned mobster. It's a showy role and he looks great in a boxing vest. He also looks extremely cool as he chats up Rosie, the girl of his dreams, played by an equally attractive Anushka Sharma.

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Ranbir Kapoor and Anushka Sharma in Bombay Velvet. Image from Facebook.

She croons velvet on stage, he woos her with his eyes and smile. When Anuskha beautifully lip syncs to "Dhadaam Dhadaam", it's paisa vasool date movie stuff, hyper romanticized. Sharma and Kapoor make a great couple - convincingly and deeply in love, even when the girl smashes furniture on the guy. It's been a while since we saw an on screen romantic couple to root for in a Hindi film. This duo's chemistry is a breath of fresh air.

Then there's Karan Johar as the villainous newspaper baron Khambatta, pulling off an unlikely, uncontrollable snigger when you least expect it, and Satyadeep Mishra as Balraj's pal, Chimman, who can own the screen with just his stare. They're all matched by the incredible production design that recreates 1950s' Bombay with such detail that it's impossible to differentiate the sets from CGI. The first half glides along to perfection, with Trivedi's background music always on point to stitch scenes together.

In the second half of Bombay Velvet, there's a sequence featuring a massively long buildup, with sexy lighting and music, that develops into a dazzling slow motion shot of a vengeful man firing dual guns in slow motion. The walls are peppered with holes, the furniture explodes into pieces " it's so powerful it seems like he's spraying the whole world with spitfire. He ends up killing two, inconsequential and faceless people and you're left wondering what the buildup was for.

This scene accurately reflects the essence of the second half of Bombay Velvet, and the effect it has on the audience. Post-interval, the story wilts and Kashyap dedicates himself to making everything look cool, but losing sight of the narrative. The film looks like a million bucks, but has no depth. In cricketing terms, it feels like a beautifully crafted, well-timed shot " only to be caught at the boundary.

While the first half is a homage to films from the 1970s, the second ends up becoming a film from that era: complete with clichd blackmail based dialogues on film negative rolls, double roles, Madh Island gold biskut maal, damsels in distress, and so on. Kashyap is known to take cinematic clichs and subvert them, but here he treats the clichs with great seriousness.

Despite the magic of editor Thelma Schoonmaker (and there's a lot of it), the film's story elements end up to be mostly incoherent. There is a 1950s' Bombay real estate scam plot point, which is pretty much indecipherable. It's tough to figure out what Khambatta is about, what his deals with the real estate barons are, and what exactly is at stake. There is a rival newspaper too, and there, the intentions of the editor (Manish Choudhary) are unclear. Then there's some history about the World Trade Center force fed to us during the end credits, which makes even less sense.

Rather than being its own beast, Bombay Velvet is more a throwback to older, better gangster films by Hollywood legends like Martin Scorsese, the Coen brothers and Curtis Hanson. There's a Goodfellas car-trunk nudge and a Miller's Crossing hat wink, and neither of them add anything to the plot except for fan service and a strain for greatness that remains out of reach. There's a noticeable lack of humour in the film, even though the film's elements are not dark enough to warrant such seriousness. The film is mainstream and filmi', so it's hard to imagine why there is only one joke in the whole movie.

Needing some sort of punch in the second half, Kashyap makes a late grab for thrills and renders the aforementioned tommy gun scene, but it speaks more of the desperation to compensate for a weak story than it does about delivering a great cinematic moment. Clearly, the curse of the second half gets to even the best.

However, make of it what you will, but for all its weaknesses, what Bombay Velvet lacks in complexity, it ultimately makes up for with its sheer beauty.

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^^Mixed reviews LOL  Well, i kinda expected that..So long as its not a disaster, we should be happy i guess LOL Anyways, lets see how it goes..Hopefully the WOM is positive cos thats more crucial..

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Posted: 14 May 2015 at 12:19am | IP Logged
So eventhough Mihir didn't like the 2nd half, it seems like he liked the movie overall though.
People shud think of it as a high class masala filmLOL...i mean if they can make Kick a blockbuster which made no sense then surely they can bare a slightly weak 2nd half in BV.

everyone seems to be liking the love story thoughClap


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wow so it will be disaster ha ha ha poor ranbir

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Originally posted by dietcoke1

^So eventhough Mihir didn't like the 2nd half, it seems like he liked the movie overall though.
People shud think of it as a high class masala filmLOL...i mean if they can make Kick a blockbuster which made no sense then surely they can bare a slightly weak 2nd half. 

everyone seems to be liking the love story thoughClap

Kick had Salman Khan..We shouldn't forget that  LOL  Its useless to compare tbh cos a Kick or OSO or even HNY will crash without a trace if it had any of the younger stars so the film has to score content wise..Anyways, i don mind mixed reviews..Its alright so long as the WOM is positive..

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Surprised by Mihir's review...I thought he really liked the movie...boring second half doesn't hold good for the movie...second half should have been stronger rather than first

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