One of the most hyped and most awaited Anurag Kashyap’s Bombay Velvet failed to impress audience even after it is one of the most beautiful piece of cinema in the means of direction, cinematography and acting. Lacking point of the movie for mass audiences was the pace and story , which became little slow and lagging after a great start. From the point of view as a cinema lover, I can say that the movie is awesome. But adding some pace and little spice masala overall can make it hit over Indian mass audience.
Movie starts with portraying the beautiful legend Raveena Tandon (Guest appearance) in a colorful gown. Very beautiful description of that old era of 50’s and 60’s showing Old Goa ruled by Portuguese, the culture, music from Portuguese and mixed theme of India and British.
Fantastic and outstanding performance from Karan Johar in a negative role proved his acting skills too. In the terms of looks and performance you cant outrage both the leads Ranbir and Anushka, they were just awesome on the screen. You can enjoy and learn the history of Bombay, the City of Dreams. How the city was born, filling the sea between various islands became a huge block of land transforming to a Mahanagar. Story of Nariman point and how the World Trade Centre came to Cuff Parade. The iconic Air India building of Marine Drive.
Story is all about the Mafias & smugglers flourished after the Independence of India exploiting the poor enthusiastic youth of the country. The so called corruption and politics starts just with our Independence and still the evil is ruining our country. It is a full packed bunch of perfect actors including K K Menon as a Crime Branch Officer and obviously directed by the most talented Anurag Kashyap.
“Do watch the movie if you love cinema, not for them who needs only Bollywood Masala.”