Bombay Velvet (2015)

Hindi 2 hrs 31 mins Thriller, Action, Drama
Critics Score
Total Reviews: 47
User Score
Total Votes: 0

What did you think of the movie?

Review Summary: Stylish but lacks substance, 'Bombay Velvet' may be Kashyap's biggest misfire to date

Average Critic Rating: (2.84)
Cast: Ranbir Kapoor , Anushka Sharma , Karan Johar , Kay Kay Menon , Manish Choudhary , Raveena Tandon , Siddhartha Basu , Remo Fernandes
Director: Anurag Kashyap
Release Date: 15 May 2015
Est. Budget: 110.0 CR
Est. Box Office Collection: 24.5 CR

Plot: Bombay Velvet is an upcoming Hindi neo-noir Mob crime drama Romantic thriller film directed and co-produced by Anurag Kashyap, based on historian Gyan Prakash's book Mumbai Fables. Set in Bombay of the 1960s, the film tells the story of a boxer, Johnny Balraj, and an aspiring jazz singer, Rosie, and Read more

Bombay Velvet - Songs

Bombay Velvet - Top Reviews

This is the gangster epic that Bollywood has been waiting to unleash..Tactile,smoky,powerful passionate pulsating with periodicity. Ranbir’s towering hero-giri and Karan Johar’s sly villainy bolster the sanguinary saga
Bombay Velvet is an obviously shallow film, an all-out retro masala-movie with homage on the rocks and cocktail-shakers brimming with cliché
Raja Sen, REDIFF
Flawed but ever so beautiful
Rachit Gupta, Filmfare
The movie had full potential of having a smooth effect just like the velvet fabric instead, ends up being a product with synthetic effect.Now, enjoy
Divya Solgama, MovieZadda
Here there is a song and dance and copious amounts of money spent on the look and feel and on recreating a past era
Rummana Ahmed, Yahoo India
Much of the film dazzles, but I found myself longing for some soul
Rajeev Masand, Rajeev Masand
Bombay Velvet paints a pretty postcard but not the soul of its decade
Sukanya Verma, REDIFF
Anurag Kashyap serves up another extravagant canvas tinted in blood and peppered with bullets
Sneha May Francis, Emirates 24X7

Related movies

Bombay Velvet - All Reviews

Ambitious in scale but flawed in execution
Suhani Singh, India Today
Watch it for the experience.
Anurag Kashyap’s Bombay Velvet begins with a mention of Martin Scorsese’s name and bears an imprint of the maverick filmmaker’s style in most of its 150 minute length.
The mood is electric but the story goes stale
Anuj Kumar, The Hindu
Although the actor performances are brilliant, one feels that the narration could have been better
Ranbir, Anushka's sizzling chemisty can't save boring second half
Mihir Fadnavis, First Post
Bombay Velvet spends too much time on period details and loses focus
Aseem Chhabra, REDIFF
If you want to watch Bombay in its pristine glory of the past, BOMBAY VELVET is a must watch. However, if content is what you are looking for, stay away!
Martin D'Souza, Glam Sham
Bombay Velvet is utterly gorgeous to the eyes, but manages to have zero effect on the heart or the mind
PreethiBokka, Chirtamala
On the whole, Bombay Velvet is a colossal waste of money and resources.
Komal Nahta, KomalsReviews
Anurag Kashyap’s paradigm shift from radical to mainstream commercial cinema is a beautifully shot, flawlessly detailed period saga enriched by gorgeous performance, but this well crafted technical wizardy lacks depth, allows the clichés to have its say and falls short of its dream to be the magnum opus it should have being.
India Glitz
Depsite these few flaws, Bombay Velvet can be watched for Ranbir-Anushka's sizzling chemistry amidst drastically transforming Bombay into Mumbai.
India TV News
It takes you back into a harsh yet beautiful era of struggles, dreams and hope
Tanaya Ramyani, BookMyShow
Anurag Kashyap's baby, Bombay Velvet, is unadulterated beauty on celluloid.However, in his creation, Kashyap suffers the fate of a Greek hero
Ananya Bhattacharya, India Today
Ranbir Kapoor and Anurag Kashyap’s epic collaboration ends up as a colossal disappointment!
Bollywood Life
By the time the last bullet is fired, all you can feel is relief that Bombay Velvet is over.
Deepanjana Pal, First Post
Ranbir's macho, Anushka's weepy and they'll bore you to death
Piyasree Dasgupta, First Post
So if you are a true Anurag Kashyap Fan, you may not like his commercial bend, but overall the film is worth a watch for is grandiose.
Surabhi Redkar, Koi Moi
It fascinates as only Kashyap can with sheer details, romancing the past, setting up a picture that blends the lure of jazz with blood on the street
Vinayak Chakravorty, India Today
Ranbir Kapoor as the wild child Johnny endears in this star-crossed romance
Gulf News
If you go in without expecting any pop corn entertainment, you will surely love this suave period thriller.
Avad M., Bollywood3
For all that, Bombay Velvet falls very short of the cult film it should have been. It is a decent watch, but do not go in expecting the moon (as I did).
Amodini, Friday Nirvana
Bombay Velvet might go ‘Difficult’ with regular cine-goers
Just Bollywood
Watch it for a solid dose of retro romance, glamour & past glory.
Archita Kashyap, Pink Villa
Bombay Velvet is Anurag Kashyap's tale of a street fighter's ambitious dream of becoming a "Big Shot"
Arunava Chatterjee, India Today
BOMBAY VELVET Is Classic Case Of Too Much Style And No Substance
If you are someone who wears velvet everyday, watch it.
Sarita A Tanwar, DNA India
फिल्म रणबीर कपूर की बढ़िया एक्टिंग की वजह से देखी जा सकती है। अगर आप अनुराग कश्यप के डायरेक्शन के फैन रहे हैं, उन्हें फिल्म निराश करेगी।
Rather than the story, ‘Bombay Velvet’ is worth watching for its flamboyance
On the whole, BOMBAY VELVET is a visual masterpiece that is rich in form
Bollywood Hungama
This film is more like a roller coaster ride, as it takes you on a dizzy high with its charming ambience and music that is bound to stay with you for long, but later you are brought down not so gently with the underwhelming plot and lack of punches
Bombay Velvet movie is based on historian Gyan Prakash's book Mumbai Fables, a story of how the city of Mumbai became a metropolis
Filmi Beat
Catch Ranbir, Anushka’s sizzling chemistry backed by a film with fewer complexity but greater beauty
Just Bollywood
Ranbir Kapoor is "Johnny" Balraj, a small time conman looking to hit the big time
Amodini, Planet Bollywood
Unlike its pugilist protagonist, the film punches well below its weight
Regrettably the film turns out to be a way short of what is expected of Anurag Kashyap. At its best Bombay Velvet is a superficial, average attempt at an entertainer.
It is every crime movie you have already seen but so much more.
Vishal Menon, The Hindu
Oh no! Anurag Kashyap pulls a Sanjay Leela Bhansali in this Ranbir-Anushka starrer
Gayatri Gauri, First Post
Bombay Velvet is beautifully shot, beautifully acted, beautifully edited but remained beautifully boring!!
Lokesh Dharmani, Masala