Ranbir Kapoor and Anushka Sharma starer Bombay Velvet was released yesterday amidst a lot of expectations. The movie was among the most anticipated release of the year primitively because of Ranbir Kapoor and Anurag Kashyap. Well, the move failed to meet the expectations. The critics have a mixed response on Anurag Kashyap period drama while the audience have made it a butt of jokes on social media. Let’s have a look at what the top critics of the country have to say on Bombay Velvet.
Bombay Velvet Critics Review By Rajeev Masand: Bombay Velvet doesn’t have the raw energy or the unforgettable characters of Kashyap’s Gangs of Wasseypur. It’s never as involving a story as Black Friday. And yet what you cannot deny is the sheer craft that Kashyap brings to the enterprise. This is an ambitious saga; skillfully mounted. You’re fascinated by the resemblance to real-life figures, the unwavering attention to detail, and little touches that are vintage Kashyap – like a stand-up comic making political barbs back in the day. The missing piece of the puzzle, sadly, is the inconsistent script…one that never lets us truly care for the characters, one that leaves too many questions unanswered.
Rating: 2.5 Stars
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Bombay Velvet Critics Review By Raja Sen: Bombay Velvet runs out of breathless than halfway through, and huffs and puffs as it tries to breast the finish line. The new film clearly wants to be many things — noir, grand romance, a Broadwayesque musical, Prakash Mehra, Brian De Palma — but ends up indecisively skulking around the shadows of giant films, despite editing goddess Thelma Schoonmaker blessing it with her scissors.
Rating: 2 Stars
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Bombay Velvet Critics Review By Srijana Das: Bombay Velvet is one of the most stylish-looking Hindi films, its glowing cinematography and sharp detailing presenting a heady, greedy city, full of nightmares and dreams. Its performances create an eye-catching vintage world – where Ranbir Kapoor smashes it as a Raj Kapoor-like Johnny Balraj. But Bombay Velvet has rough edges too. The film is so intensely stylized, it misses emotional pull. Certain sequences – like Johnny’s prize-fighting – feel stretched. At times, the editing simply races, without letting you feel anything, from Khambata’s jeers to Rosie’s tears, deeply enough.
Rating: 3.5 Stars
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Bombay Velvet Critics Review By Taran Adarsh: On the whole, BOMBAY VELVET is a visual masterpiece that is rich in form. If you want to be wowed by the detailing of the 1960s, superb performances of Ranbir Kapoor, Karan Johar and Anushka Sharma, then go ahead and watch this film.
Rating: 3.5 Stars
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Bombay Velvet Critics Review By Komal Nahta: On the whole, Bombay Velvet is a colossal waste of money and resources. It is devoid of entertainment value and will, therefore, fail miserably at the box office. There is nothing velvet-like about it. Rather, it is as coarse as unprocessed jute.
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Bombay Velvet Critics Review By Saibal Chaterjee: It certainly isn’t disgust that you feel at how Bombay Velvet turns out. It is after all a deftly mounted film with much going for it. What you leave the hall with is a sense of disappointment. Bombay Velvet has neither the softness of velvet nor the sweep of the city it is an ode to.
Rating: 2.5 Stars
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Bombay Velvet Critics Review By Surabhi Redkar: Bombay Velvet is a visually enjoyable period drama. The love story is taut, chemistry is sizzling but thanks to an overstretched plot and a cliched second half, the film disappoints a little. I am going with a 3/5 for this film.
Rating: 3 Stars
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Bombay Velvet Critics Review by Bharati Pradhan from Lehren: Rating: 2.5 Stars
After, critics reviews let’s have a look at the public response.
Also see, how Bombay Velvet becomes the butt of jokes on twitter
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