1.5 Average

Bombay Velvet

I would have given it a 1, but the cinematography and music were good. That is why I gave it a 3. Well, I am a big fan of Anurag Kashyap. In fact, he is one of the few directors in Bollywood who make good movies. I loved Black Friday, Dev D, GOW and Ugly was nice but with this movie he has disappointed me. It started with a good premise but soon turned itself into a really slow film. It seems like he didn't know what to do with the rest of the film. First of all, the story is clichéd. We have seen this thing many times where a guy wants to do something big and he gets all the necessary help from a guy who is big. It takes bits and pieces from Hollywood classics like Goodfellas, scarface, Godfather 2, Mean streets etc. Most of these are directed by Martin Scorsese who is an inspiration for Anurag so it can be assumed that he did it on purpose. The good things about this movie are Cinematography, Music by Amit Trivedi and the set design. Ranbir is OK, and Anushka plays her character nicely, but the surprise here is, Karan Johar. In the end, I would like to say that don't spend your money on this film. Go and watch Mad Max: Fury Road instead which is one of the best movies I have seen this decade.Anurag should do small budget films and that is what he does best. I don't want him to make money with this film otherwise he will start making sh*t like other Bollywood directors and I don't want that to happen.