'Bombay Velvet' loved by Switzerland, leaves Anurag Kashyap emotional

DECCAN CHRONICLE
Published Aug 13, 2015, 6:18 pm IST
Updated Mar 28, 2019, 5:26 am IST
The film didn't manage to strike a right chord with Indian audience

Mumbai: Anurag Kashyap's 'Bombay Velvet' starring Ranbir Kapoor, Anushka Sharma and Karan Johar was unanimously denounced by critics and the film failed to grasp attention leading to dismal collections at the Box Office. Trade analyst Taran Adarsh had pronounced the film a 'disaster'. However it was a completely different story altogether when the film was screened for 8600 people at Switzerland.

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An emotional Anurag Basu took to social networking site and posted, "8600 people at Piazza Grande Saw Bombay Velvet and they loved it.. I know so many back home that didn't see it and the so many that trashed it.. Maybe here no one knew me and came with a blank mind and a clean slate and I was just another film maker.. The detractors will still say what they want to but for me it came a full circle.. An extremely emotional night, a lady bar owner offered me free drinks after the film and I can finally sleep well. Thank you Locarno, thank you Sergio Fant thank you Carlos and thank you Jattin Kapoor who travelled from Munich just for the night.. thank you Sunil T Doshi who didn't leave me for a second.. It was beautiful.. Now on to the next.."

 

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Being an Anurag Kashyap film, expectations from the film had been supremely high. He is known to be a torch bearer by delivering gritty dramas like 'Dev D' and 'Gangs of Wasseypur'. It is a known fact that Anurag films' cater to different kind of audience.

They say, the film had power packed performances but the storyline didn't manage to strike a right chord. But we cannot ignore that fact that eight years of research and writing, one year of pre-production, ten months of making the sets, thirteen months dedicated to edit and post-production, went in bringing 'Bombay Velvet' to life.

 

 

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