BOMBAY VELVET is like that well research meticulously footnoted research paper...full marks for research methodology, zaroor anthology mai include karenge; but as a film, as a film, tou BOMBAY VELVET is Anurag Kashyap and Ranbir Kapoor ki reshami career mai ek taat ka pevand.
Oh my God, a Sialkoti and Multani in Bombay city ( sit down Hina Rabbani and Shoaib Malik) take over all that kala kaam that the gentry can't dirty their lily white hands with; though the genteel and to the Bombay villas born too share the same covetous eye towards the city. There is a Goan little girl big voice lost in the city too; but one thing is clear about the Rosies of the world. Titanic ki Rose ho ya Bombay Velvet ki Rosie; saari nayya doob jayegi worry not inki nao kinare lug jaayegi. Don't cry for me Argentina and all of you in the corner seat. So aisa hai Anushka is Anushka AAP LATA KE GAANE GAATI HAI YA ASHA ( Aap Party Hain Ya Broker) asks Kay Kay the Crime Bench. GEETA DUTT she smiles ...good, good ; Ranbir ki piyari piyari aankhe and they are battered blue and bloodied most of the time. And Karan Johar well he gets to play his role mean and border line camp and gives us one nasty Ranjeet meets Shakti Kapoor white chaddi hairy leg crosses over shot. Sardonic eyebrow represent all through the movie--- hazaro khwahshein aisi KJo ki. bahut nikle unke armaan Lekin phir bhi kum nikle. So please don't laugh at his petulant US ROSIE MAI KIYA JO MUJH MAI NAHI. See; in a movie that has SMOKING KILLS tattooed on its forehead , it's kind of ironic that people are dying of gun shots, knifings, stranglings, bombs , boredom ( thats me) but nary a throat cancer ka chakkar or secondary smoke se death. All you 60s ke afficando and Kapoors ke bhi...watch a Shammi Kapoor tonight bhaiyo and behno; ye tou aadhi thedi pyjamo ka bus reshmi cummerbund hai.