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Bombay Velvet (2015)

Not Rated | | Action, Crime, Drama | 15 May 2015 (USA)
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An ordinary man goes against all odds and forges his destiny to become a 'Big Shot'.

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Anurag Kashyap
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ranbir Kapoor ... Johnny Balraj
Anushka Sharma ... Rosie Noronha
Karan Johar ... Kaizad Khambatta
Satyadeep Misra ... Chimman Chopra
Manish Chaudhary ... Jimmy Mistry (as Manish Chaudhari)
Kay Kay Menon ... Vishwas Kulkarni
Siddartha Basu Siddartha Basu ... Romi Mehta
Vivaan Shah ... Tony
Vicky Kaushal ... Basil
Atul Srivastava ... Rao Saheb Desai (as Atul Shrivastava)
Akash Dabas Akash Dabas ... Photographer
Jagdish Rajpurohit ... Commissioner
Varun Grover ... Emcee
Sandesh Jadhav ... Deshpande
Vasundhara Kaul ... Balraj's Mother
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Set against the backdrop of ambition, love, greed, and jazz - Bombay Velvet is the story of one ordinary man who goes against all odds and forges his destiny to become a 'Big Shot'. Jazz clubs, a passionate love story, a growing metropolis and a phenomenal hunger for a good life. Welcome to the City of Dreams. Welcome to Bombay Velvet. Written by PRC

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Trivia

It's the biggest box office bomb in the Indian film industry. See more »

Goofs

You see a sign-board for Falkland Road in the first few minutes with the PIN code on it. Well, PIN codes did not appear in India until 1972, but the scene is of 1949. See more »

Quotes

Johnny Balraj: When a movie becomes housefull, then the only one who knows the manager gets a ticket...
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Alternate Versions

There was an earlier director's cut, in length of 188 minutes, which was earlier to be the theatrical version of the film...but because of producer's concern it was cut down to 149 minutes. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Kapil Sharma Show: Karan Johar in Kapil's Show (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Dhadaam Dhadaam
Performed by Neeti Mohan
Lyrics by Amitabh Bhattacharya
Music composed by Amit Trivedi
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Tried hard making a classy movie, ended up standing beside Roy!
14 May 2015 | by Indian_JokerSee all my reviews

The film, that's set in the era of 1949, welcomes the audiences with a track by Raveena Tandon Thadani (special appearance). On the other hand, while a young Balraj (Ranbir Kapoor) is busy taking his baby steps in this man-eat-man world, he also spends his time in the red light district nursing frustrations of seeing his mother getting slapped and abused. Youth throws him in the boxing ring of free-for-all fighting to earn some ready cash. He then comes across Chiman (Satyadeep Misra), who not just becomes his partner in crime, but also his friend for life. As they march ahead in life, they, gradually land up becoming the henchmen for Kaizad Khambata (Karan Johar), editor of the tabloid 'Torrent' and also a top wheeler-dealer. Impressed with his dare devil attitude, Kaizad appoints Balraj to manage his club named 'Bombay Velvet'. In addition to this, Kaizad also entrusts him with the task of wiping out the 'Communist's opposition to this 'Capitalist' plan. But he meets with a roadblock called Jimmy Mistry (Manish Chaudhury), editor of pro-labour class tabloid 'Glitz'. It is then, that the beautiful jazz singer Rosie (Anushka Sharma) is sent as a honey trap to lure Balraj by Jimmy. But the duo consummate their passionate romance and become inseparable. The henchman wants to have his share of the pie in the new money-order and that's when the drama turns bloody and what-happens-after. Meanwhile, Kaizad tries to adopt the policy of divide and rule between Balraj and Chiman. Does Rosie become successful in her role of a honey trap, does Kaizad become successful in separating the Balraj-Chiman duo and what ultimately happens to 'Bombay Velvet'... is what forms the rest of the story.

Pros - Film is visually stunning. The music and special effects are outstanding. One liners are outstanding and to be apllauded.

Cons - No matter how glamour or class you show in movies, it should have a script, screenplay and a climax which is important! BV's climax is just as awful as Roy. I was and always will be proud of Anurag K's films like Gangs of Wasseypur and Queen. I was proud to say that i'm his fan but this film has turned it down.

Last Words: *If you want to see for Ranbir, please go because his acting is outstanding. The way he delivers his role and dialogue - 5/5 stars! *If you are Anurag Kashyap fan and want to continue to have faith in him, go at your risk or please avoid!


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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

15 May 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Бомбейский бархат See more »

Filming Locations:

Sri Lanka See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

INR800,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$390,774, 17 May 2015

Gross USA:

$450,692

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$758,478
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Sound Mix:

D-Cinema 48kHz 5.1 | Dolby Atmos (96kHz Original)

Color:

Color
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