Bombay Velvet directed by Anurag Kashyap is the most
awaited film of this year. The film is produced by Viacom and
co-produced by Fox Studios in partnership with Anurag's Phantom
Bombay Velvet Plot
Bombay Velvet based on Gyan Prakash's 'Mumbai Fables'
is set in the backdrop of 1960's.
Johnny Balraj (Ranbir Kapoor) a street fighter who turns a
mobster and Rosie Noronha (Anushka Sharma) a beautiful and aspiring
jazz singer meet and the sparks fly. Kaizad Khambata (Karan Johar)
is a flamboyant, quick-witted media tycoon who tries to resurrect
The narration goes back to 1949, two years after India became
independent, when little orphan Balraj lands up at the docks of
Bombay. Soon he befriends Chiman, a petty thief and is sucked into
the underbelly of the city.
Over a period of time, Balraj becomes street-smart. He soon
graduates to being a street boxer who also indulges in petty
crimes. Starved of love and a sense of belonging, his only aim in
life is to make it big.
Balraj's chance encounter with the dubious media baron and
entrepreneur Kaizad Khambatta has him baptised as "Johnny". Seeing
Johnny as an enthusiastic opportunist, Khambatta offers him an
opening of a lifetime -- to manage his restaurant-cum-pub, Bombay
Velvet, in exchange of nefarious favours. An ever-obliging Johnny
Balraj accepts the offer.
The plot gets complicated when Rosie, once a choir singer and
now a wannabe crooner, is planted in Bombay Velvet by an
influential editor, Jimmy Mistry, to thwart Khambatta's business
Romance brews. Egos clash. 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.
Bombay Velvet Cast
Ranbir Kapoor plays Johnny Balraj the street fighter, Anushka
Sharma plays the beautiful jazz singer Rosie Noronha, Karan Johar
plays the media tycoom kaizad Khambata. The film also features Kay
Kay Menon, Manish Choudhary, Vivaan Shah and Siddhartha Basu in
Bombay Velvet Script and Direction
Bombay Velvet is written by Vasan Bala, Gyan Prakash,
Anurag Kashyap and S. Thanikachalam. The film is directed by Anurag
Producer Vikas Bahl of Phantom films says, "Bombay
Velvet is intricately researched and beautifully fictionalized
by Anurag as to how one of the greatest cities of the world was
created amidst loads of action, romance, pain and huge drama. We
are looking forward to working together with Fox Star to create a
phenomenal cinematic experience of this story for the big
Bombay Velvet Songs And Background Scores
The music for this lovely film is composed by Amit Trivedi. He
has done a wonderful work and the music is reminiscent of the
golden sound of 60's and jazz era of Bollywood.
Bombay Velvet is touted to rock the box office. Will it
hit the right chord or not? Let's wait and watch!
Bombay Velvet which excels in its genre fails to make
Anushka, Ranbir And Karan
Anushka and Ranbir Kapoor share the screen for the first time
and they have got the right chemistry. Karan Johar as antagonist
debuts in Bollywood.
"I was not Anurag's first choice to play the lead in the film.
Anushka was his first choice, and he got back to me only later," says Ranbir Kapoor.
Anushka Sharma feels her character is different. She said,
"I am very different from Rosie Noronha, the character, I
play in the film. In Bombay Velvet, my interpretation of a jazz
singer is genuine."
"I am really nervous about it because it's my first proper foray
into acting," says this 43-year-old.
Kay Kay Menon
He says, "I play someone investigating the huge land scam. I
play a crime branch chief Vishwas Kulkarni. Incidentally I had
played super-cop Rakesh Maria in Anurag's Black Friday. In Bombay
Velvet it's a character based on a real person but still
Ranbir Kapoor said, "The script of Bombay Velvet just fell into
my lap. I read it and I knew immediately that I wanted to be part
of Anurag's grand vision, his innovative storytelling, his
moviemaking process - everything that he does so perfectly.
The chemistry between this lead pair who come together for the
first time is something to be watched out for!
"Being directed by Anurag Kashyap has been the most exhilarating
experience of my life," says Johar.
"Working under him has been like going to film school."
This is one of the most anticipated movie of the year.
Performances by Karan and Ranbir Kapoor is a visual treat.