Bombay Velvet Starring Ranbir Kapoor, Anushka Sharma, and Karan Johar was released worldwide on May 15. Directed by Anurag Kashyap, it was one of the most anticipated film of this year.
With too many negative press and controversies surrounding it's release, which in turn took a toll on box office collection.
Ranbir Kapoor is seen in Bombay Velvet after two back to back duds (Besharam and Roy). Bombay Velvet is a period drama set against the backdrop of 1960's.The film revolves around how the hopes and dreams collide with individual realities.
Greed and aspirations take centre stage in the backdrop of city politics. With fine characteristics borrowed from the Theatre of the Absurd, Anurag Kashyap blends two genres to create an unexpected noir film.
First day collection of the movie was not as expected. The movie which opened on Friday received a poor response. There were also cancellations of morning show in some regions due to lack of audience.
Theaters had very poor occupancy of only about 15-20% all over India, which improved to 40-50% by the evening. Bombay Velvet collected approximately about Rs 6 Cr on the first day which is very low compared to his Besharam that made Rs 21 Cr.
Trade analyst Komal Nahta tweeted, "Bad start for Bombay Velvet. 1st show at Fun, Gwalior cancelled due to lack of audience. Velocity, two Inoxes in Indore report poor collections. Opening of disastrous Roy was better than Bombay Velvet initial in C.I. Sad day for film industry."
With a budget of Rs 100 Cr the film will not gain the momentum and hit the right chord to catch up at the box office.