Anurag Kashyap's "Bombay Velvet" starring Ranbir Kapoor, Anushka Sharma and Karan Johar in the lead roles has received mixed reviews from critics.
While the grand set, 60s look, technicality of the film and lead actors performances has impressed the critics, the storyline has got mixed reviews. On the other hand, Bollywood celebrities have given thumps up to Anurag Kashyap's directorial film.
The film is based on historian Gyan Prakash's book Mumbai Fables and also features Kay Kay Menon, Vivaan Shah and Siddhartha Basu in pivotal roles.
Check out the critics review below:
Sneha May Francis of Emirates 24/7 said: "Unfortunately, 'Bombay Velvet' crumbles under its own glory. In fact, 'Bombay Velvet' never quite attains the supremacy that Kashyap's epic gang war 'Gangs of Wassaypur' attained."
Sreeju Sudhakaran of BollywoodLife.com said: "Anurag Kashyap's film is technically impressive, in fact it is one of best technical product I have ever seen in Bollywood. The' 60s that have been created are simply mind blowing."
Mihir Fadnavis of Firstpost said: "What Bombay Velvet lacks in complexity, it ultimately makes up for with its sheer beauty. And if you think about it, that more or less sums up the mainstream genre, so perhaps on his first attempt at a blockbuster, Kashyap is on the right track after all."
Manjusha Radhakrishnan of Gulf News said: "The climax is violent and gory as Balraj goes on a relentless killing spree with a machine gun. It's all good, but somewhere you forget what he's actually fighting for. Having said that, Bombay Velvet makes for a good one-time watch primarily due to good performances from its lead actors and a reminder of a forgotten era."
Subhash K Jha in his review said: "Bombay Velvet for all its sins of excesses, is the gangster epic that Bollywood was waiting to unleash. This movie is an experience that's more remarkable for what it attempts than what it actually achieves."
Shubha Shetty Saha of Mid-Day said: "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."
Watch Kamal R Khan (KRK) "Bombay Velvet" review below: